Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, is a bacteria strain responsible for a variety of difficult to treat infections.

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Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)

Is Meningitis worse that MRSA?

Viral Meningitis isn't as severe as Bacterial meningitis. Bacterial meningitis left untreated can cause tissue damage on the brain, seizures, and death. MRSA is short for "methicillin resistant staph aeurous" or staph that is resistant to a strong antibiotic called methicillin. Once in your body MRSA will stay they, you can have outbreaks in the form of boils or it may lie dormant.

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)

Is azithromycin for MRSA?

Azithromycin is generally not used for the treatment of MRSA.

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)

Can mrsa get in your bones?

yes if you let mrsa go for to long it will get in your bones and joints and spread throughout the body until proper antibiotics are given

Oral Health and Dental Care
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)

Should you go to Mexico for dental work?

Dental care abroad If you go abroad for dental care: -- Check with the appropriate government agency in the destination country about its national dentistry guidelines. -- Find out what recourse is available if something goes wrong. -- At the dental office, look for infection-control procedures, including instrument sterilization and use of protective gloves, mask and eyewear. -- A traveler's guide to dental care is available through the Organization for Safety and Asepsis Procedures at Source: American Dental Association. Why is dental cheaper in Mexico? - lower operating costs, dentists are not required have malpractice insurance, dentists are less advanced and use less expensive technology and infection control procedures. Dental treatment performed abroad although less expensive, also carries an increased number of associated complications and risks. Yes you can, its very affordable. I know a lot of people that have received dentistry work in Mexico. But ask around and find a highly recommended dentist. Its very affordable and great quality. Make sure you do your research... If anyone does decide to go to Mexico for services, factor in trip cost. Depending on where you live, it very well may break even in cost.

Swimming Pools
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Can MRSA be spread in the swimming pool?

The answer is definitely yes. I have read three studies that were done since 2004 showing that football team members had spread MRSA through spa and pool water. However, there are ways to make the transmission much less likely. For example , one of the studies concluded that had the team members showered before using the common pools, the infection rate MAY have been reduced. But that is only part of the equation. Other factors include whether the infection is available through an open sore, which makes it much more likely that someone else will become infected. (compared to someone who may have contracted a form of MRSA in the past but no longer has any symptoms or any open wounds/sores through which the virus can be transmitted in the water) Finally, one of the studies showed that it is possible to kill MRSA in pool water with a concentration of at least 2.90 ppm of chlorine. Unfortunately, it is just not realistic to think one can ascertain the chemical levels in any pool other than one's own.

Children and Divorce
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Should you go back to a rocky marriage and try to work things out for the sake of your child?

If you can manage then the answer is yes. If you are able to work out the differences . Then you should try to get back together .

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)

What is MRSA bacterial infection?

MRSA is Methicillin Resistant Stapholococcus Aureus. This is an infection resistant to most antibiotics. Yes, you should see an infection control specialist as soon as possibe. As far as affecting your future fertility, this could possibly cause scarring in both the uterus and Fallopian Tubes. Prompt treatment will help to prevent this.

AnswerWhat you are referring to is MRSA which stands for methicillin resistant Staph aureus. It is a bacteria rather than a disease which is where much of the confusion and panic seems to originate. Therefore, let me try to put some perspective on what this bacteria is and is not. AnswerMRSA is a bacterial infection that began because of the improper use of antibiotics. When antibiotics are not taken for the full term prescribed, the bacteria that are not killed become a little stronger and more resistant to being killed by that same antibiotic the next time. These bacteria are commonly found in hospital settings, as well as athletic facilities and any other warm moist environments. Your best defense against them is good hygiene-frequent hand washing and bathing. AnswerMRSA can be VERY serious for A LOT of people. It kills a lot of patients each year. It's not just the " Super Bug" that the elderly get anymore. It's EVERYWHERE! You should practice universal precautions. Handwashing, covering your mouth when coughing and sneezing. Direct contact, indirect contact, open wounds, body fluid. MRSA can live on a surface like doors, sinks, bedrails, etc. This bacterial infection can live inside your nose without you ever having any symptoms they call this colonization. Our pet's are able to get this too. Nobody is the exception. Just remember the universal precautions. Be aware of how you care for yourself and others. Research, and be educated.
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)

Are repeated MRSA infections in a toddler serious?

Absolutely. But this is a very vague question. MRSA or methicillin-resistant staphyloccus aureus (MRSA) is indeed serious in and of itself because it is an infection that requires very strong antibiotics and has resistance to the most common, penicillin and its derivatives. However, within this realm of serious infections, there is a large spectrum of illnesses. An uncomplicated cellulitis (skin inifection) is one example of a lesser MRSA infection whereas a case of MRSA septicemia (infection in the blood) is often fatal. Any infection that has strong resistance to commonly used antibiotics is a serious and potentially catastrophic illness, regardless of where the site of infection is. Most often, MRSA is found in repeated infection sites. Hope this helps. Jordan Safirstein, MD

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)

How does MRSA relate to evolution?

By evolving!

This methicillian resistant bacteria was not always that way, but as you may know every time an antibiotic is used there are always some variations of the bacteria that are resistant. They survive, reproduce and pass this resistance on to their progeny. And the process repeats so that soon, as bacterial generations are quick, you have super resistant bacteria. This is evolution by natural selection. Change in a population of organisms over time.

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Do some toilets require a manufacturer specific toilet seat to sit properly?

The label on the toilet must have been UPC (uniform plumbing code). All upc approved toilets should be universal. The seat shouldn't have anything to do with a faulty toilet. Either the seat wasn't tightened properly or the toilet is leaning to the right and just needs to be shimmed.

There have been several toilets over the years that required a specail seat to fit them Eljer's Emblem , American Standard's Elisse, Kohler still makes funky shaped toilets and several more brands you can check the brand where the bowl meets the tank then look inside the tank to get the model # usually on the lid. then check with a plumbing company like to get the right seat.

2 types of seat- elongated bowl or round bowl.

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)

What is the MRSA microbe scientific name?

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)

Is there a cure for MRSA?

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections are difficult to treat and may require hospitalization. Most people who are otherwise healthy will recover completely, with proper treatment. Attention to hygiene is important to prevent re-infection.

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)

Does MRSA form spores?

yes it does!

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)

Is MRSA hereditary and can it be the reason you have pneumonia and strep throat frequently?

MRSA is NOT hereditary. It is a severe bacterial infection that is easily transmittable and requires extensive antibiotics to treat. You need to see your doctor right away. Being hereditary, is something able to be passed down genetically from one generation to another. I am not sure I understand the question. MRSA can pass on genetic factors and a lot quicker than we can. We can only possibly inherit the propensity or a greater abilty to fight off any infection. One person in the very same situation as another, may be genetically better armed to fight a MRSA infection, and thus have a greater chance to survive. So the answer is probably: Yes. Answer From my understanding MRSA is not hereditary. MRSA stands for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. It causes an infection that is resistant to several common antibiotics. Because hospital and community strains of MRSA generally occur in different settings, the risk factors for the two strains differ. Risk factors for hospital-acquired (HA) MRSA include: * A current or recent hospitalization. MRSA remains a concern in hospitals, where it can attack those most vulnerable - older adults and people with weakened immune systems, burns, surgical wounds or serious underlying health problems. A 2007 report from the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology estimates that 1.2 million hospital patients are infected with MRSA each year in the United States. They also estimate another 423,000 are colonized with it. * Residing in a long-term care facility. MRSA is far more prevalent in these facilities than it is in hospitals. Carriers of MRSA have the ability to spread it, even if they're not sick themselves. * Invasive devices.People who are on dialysis, are catheterized, or have feeding tubes or other invasive devices are at higher risk. * Recent antibiotic use. Treatment with fluoroquinolones (ciprofloxacin, ofloxacin or levofloxacin) or cephalosporin antibiotics can increase the risk of HA-MRSA. These are the main risk factors for community-acquired (CA) MRSA: * Young age. CA-MRSA can be particularly dangerous in children. Often entering the body through a cut or scrape, MRSA can quickly cause a wide spread infection. Children may be susceptible because their immune systems aren't fully developed or they don't yet have antibodies to common germs. Children and young adults are also much more likely to develop dangerous forms of pneumonia than older people are. * Participating in contact sports. CA-MRSA has crept into both amateur and professional sports teams. The bacteria spread easily through cuts and abrasions and skin-to-skin contact. * Sharing towels or athletic equipment. Although few outbreaks have been reported in public gyms, CA-MRSA has spread among athletes sharing razors, towels, uniforms or equipment. * Having a weakened immune system. People with weakened immune systems, including those living with HIV/AIDS, are more likely to have severe CA-MRSA infections. * Living in crowded or unsanitary conditions.Outbreaks of CA-MRSA have occurred in military training camps and in American and European prisons. * Association with health care workers. People who are in close contact with health care workers are at increased risk of serious staph infections. It is a staph infection that is very contagious.

Men's Health
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)

Can rubbing alcohol kill sperm?

Absolutely - but don't try to use it as a contraceptive. It's too voltile (evaporates too quickly) and isn;t good for the mucous membranes.

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)

Can an MRSA bacterial infection be contracted through intercourse?

do you mean mvrsa?

AnswerIf you have MRSA yes it can be contracted thru intercourse. It's now considered an STD. (AKA AIDS) There have been recent "flare up's" in Atlanta, Europe, and various other places. This is very contagious. You should be under doctors care, washing your hands, and be very careful, you dont want to continue to spread this. It can be deadly for some. AnswerMRSA can be contracted through ANY contact, even sharing utensils. It is a very hardy bacterium. AnswerMethicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) is not an STD.It is a bateria that is resistant to the most commonly used types of antibiotics. It is spread through contact with a person who carries this strain of bateria which is reistant, not through sexual intercourse. Unlike STDs, this strain of Staphylococcus Aureus is harbored on the skin or in the nose and does not become a problem until it enters the body through a wound. MRSA can be spread from the skin or nose of the person harboring the bateria to himself/herself. It is also spread from a harboring person to another person with a wound. MRSA can infect any part of your body, by either presenting itself as a boil or pimple under the skin or it can get into the bloodstream. Anyone infected with MRSA should consult their physician asap. However, only people with weakened immune systems are at a high risk for fatal complications.

According to USA Today newspaper, "A virulent, drug-resistant form of staph bacteria that has spread across the USA since it was identified in 2000 can be spread by sexual activity, a mode of transmission that is 'important and previously unrecognized,' a new study says...Scientists at Columbia University Medical Center, reporting in the Feb. 1 issue of Clinical Infections Diseases, identified three cases in which the bacterial known as community-associated MRSA passed between sexual partners."

Fortunately, four recent medical studies have demonstrated that an inexpensive and completely natural substance called colloidal silver literally decimates MRSA infections. You can read a very interesting report that summarizes all four studies at

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)

How long does MRSA live on surfaces?

It depends on what variables you are considering: host surfaces (skin, nose, wound) or non-host surfaces (bandages, clothing, bed linens, other common contact objects such as door knobs, light switches, commodes, tub, phones, etc.) In a host surface a person can be a carrier of MRSA (colonized) and not even be aware, therefore spreading contimination quite unwittingly. Unfortunately, a carrier can host MRSA indefinately. MRSA can live on non-host surfaces for days, weeks, months depending on the environmental circumstances. These circumstances can include what other interactions the MRSA may be in contact with such as other bacteria in which that it may compete against / with thus killing MRSA or cultivating / transfering the bacteria. Most studies suggest / show that MRSA can live up to 90 days / 3 months. Thusly, this becomes a never-ending battle. What HAS been subjected may be unnoticed until days or weeks later thus cycling back the bacteria into a sterile field. Suggestions: research all of the mechanisms to rid the body, the home, the hospital etc. of MRSA, start the regiment of cleaning / sterilizing, and never stop until one has two "clean" MRSA swabs. Even then you are not gauranteed that MRSA won't return.

Cold Sores
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What does herpes look like?

Herpes has several different stages, however, herpes is probably mostly famous or infamous for the blisters they present. They are small, red, pus-filled blisters that when they have matured will crust over and fall off.

Often though there can be no to little symptoms. People and even doctors mistake redness and rashes as somthing other then herpes when in fact this is often the case. The blisters are the most famous but aren't as common as people think. It has been reported that when a flare up is coming on that it feels tingly or sometims burns but sometimes that's all that happens and it's mistaken for something else especially in women.
Sometimes white blisters and red blisters, gential herpes looks a lot like pimples! And oral herpes looks like a red scab on the lip
Herpes symptoms vary - they can present as reddish spots like a rashe, or as the more typical fluid filled blisters, or, you can have herpes without displaying any physical symptoms. i'm not a big fan of herpes i slept with a bunch i people niow i have it NIkki Blaylock
It's hard to spot microscopic viruses so don't try.
They look like pimples , itchy pimples!
ummm............herpies is a sexually transmitted disease. so you cant really see it.....

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Why is there sometimes a difference in toilet seat fittings?

It all depends on who makes it.

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)

Once diagnosed with HIV what is a patient's prognosis?

This is probably the first question that anyone who is diagnosed HIV-positive will want to ask .. and the honest answer is that, because there are so many variables, it can be very difficult to predict. The first thing to make clear is that the general prognosis has imporved dramatically since the first AIDS cases were diagnosed in the early 1980s, when most patients would die within a few months; but this it is very often that image of how it was in the 1980s that lingers on in peoples perceptions of what being HIV-positive means. Two important advances have changed the outlook: # The discovery that AIDS was caused by HIV (along with the knowledge that it generally takes very many years for HIV to devlop into AIDS and understaning of how to treat the individual AIDS-defining illnesses). # The development and introduction HAART (highly active antiretroviral therapy). Today the situation is that, provided the infected person receives effective anti-HIV treatment before the immune system has been severely damaged - and that a person takes their drugs properly - then they could live a more or less normal life span, in more or less good health. Research into the prognosis of people starting treatment for the first time (which can be many years after diagnosis) indicates that the risk of becoming very ill or dying because of HIV within the next three years is linked to five key factors: * having a CD4 count below 200 * having a viral load above 100,000 at the time of starting treatment * being aged over 50 * being an injecting drug user * having had a prior AIDS-defining illness It is for this reason that those approaching 50 will generally be advised to consider an earlier start to treatment than would normally be the case. It is however important to note that, even with the best available medical care, effective treatment involves more that just taking a few pills every day .. it involves new routines / habits, a great deal of commonsense and some major lifestyle adjustments. It is not an easy option and it is not a cause for any complacency in taking precations to avoid getting infected. The prognosis for people with little or no access to specialist HIV services or health care is much less optimistic, with HIV usually causing illness and death within five to ten years. However, even where the relatively costly HIV drugs are not available, the use of cheaper treatments for infections such as TB and PCP can considerably improve life expectancy and quality of life.

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)

What is MRSA?

MRSa (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus) is an infection caused from a strain of Staphyloccocus aureus bacterium that is resistant to most antibiotics, especially those of the penicillin family (like methicillin, amoxicillin, penicillin, oxacillin), which is why it is so hard to cure. MRSA thrives when the immune system is weakened and is most common and dangerous hospital acquired infections.

At the time of this writing (Sept 2011), MRSA is often effectively treated with Zyvox (linezolid), Cubicin (daptomycin) and a few other new-generation antibiotics.

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)

Should you go to work if you have MRSA?

People with this antibiotic-resistant staph infection are usually kept separate and in contact isolation from other people. However, you should get advice from your medical professionals on if you are still contagious and what precautions you and those around you should take to prevent the spread. It is likely they will recommend that you not go to work if your infection is active. This would be especially true if you still have any drainage or open wounds or fever. You should find out from your health care professional if you should work or not in your particular job.

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)

How did MRSA bacteria develop?

Many believe MRSA developed by doctors liberal use of antibiotics for non-bacterial infections which caused the bacteria to become resistant to many antibiotics.

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)

Is hospital the best place if you have MRSA?

MRSA stands for methylcillin resistant staphylococcus areus.... meaning a very powerful antibiotic (methylcillin) does not work on the staph infection. if you are out in the public or at home you could spread the infection to people you love or people you dont. yes hosp is best place to be.

Cats (Felines)
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Does black mold cause wheezing in pets?

== Answer == Absolutely! They are just like humans and it's not good for either. You have to get rid of the black mold immediately. We have a house next to ours (rancher style) that was going to be rented out, but because the people that owned it before never kept the house up or had the roof replaced they found black mold in all the walls and for safeties sake had to tear it down. The guys that took the house down had white suits on and masks. Black mold causing lung problems, can cause asthma, allergies, etc.


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