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Unfortunately, I do not have enough information to address your question (Example: I have no idea of the location of the previous MRSA infection, the...
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yes mrsa is highly contageous and dangerous.
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I too had a family member with MRSA who contracted it during a hospitalization.  Once made aware of MRSA, hospital staff take great safety...
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Statistics from the Kaiser foundation in 2007 (http://www.kaisernetwork.org/daily_reports/rep_index.cfm?DR_ID=45809) indicated that about 1.2 million...
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Yes, there are antibiotics that can kill MRSA germs. Some patients with MRSA abscesses may need surgery to drain the infection. Your healthcare...
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You may have been scared by all the media attention given to MRSA. And you're right to pay attention. But also know that you can take steps to help...
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To help prevent the spread of MRSA infection, do this: Change any bandages often. Do it before you can see any drainage through the bandage. Wear...
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The good news is that MRSA is treatable. By definition, MRSA is resistant to some antibiotics. But other kinds of antibiotics still work. Bactrim and...
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MRSA is spread by contact. So, you could get MRSA by touching another person who has it on the skin. Or you could get it by touching objects that...
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Here is some information on MRSA prevention that I hope will help. But, if you suspect you may be infected, please give your doctor a call. The WebMD...
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MRSA stands for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus – a particularly troublesome bacteria that is resistant to many antibiotics. It is one of...
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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, is an increasingly common cause of skin and soft-tissue infections. MRSA has  become a...
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Hi The question would be, why do you think you have MRSA? have you been told this? have you been tested?
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More than likely it is nasal.  I had it nasal and wound up with MRSA on the brain.  Possibility, sinus surgery about 12 months prior. ...
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Children (or adults) who come into close contact with other people in places like: Day care centers. Playgrounds. Locker rooms. Classrooms and...