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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What health damage can black mold cause?

Most molds are black. Stachybotrys chartarum, a variety of microfungi, is regularly referred to as toxic black mold. There is one which is attributed to some severe sickness or death. This black mold is also a recognized culprit in the ‘Sick Building Syndrome’ or SBS. It is a medical condition where people in a particular property suffer from symptoms of illness for no apparent cause.

When people are in the building, symptoms seem to build up or worsen, and when people are not in the building, the symptoms improve over time and magically disappear. Symptoms like headache, eye, nose, and throat irritation, fatigue, and dizziness and nausea are the observed increasing indications in these building exposures.

People with regular immune system functions will generally not get infected with healthy amounts of mold, but in large quantities, of course, it will make anyone feel sick. Persons with a weakened immune system or have immune system problems such as those with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), people undergoing cancer treatment, or patients that have undergone an organ transplant are specifically at very high risk of any fungal infections. Remember, mold is a fungus, but never underestimate black mold because, since the 1930s, it has been attributed to health problems in humans and animals.

If you want to get rid of black mold, you should contact a professional mold remediation company. If you live in Greenville, Spartanburg, Laurens, Newberry, or Saluda, South Carolina, call ServiceMaster of the Upstate at (864) 310-7891.

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What is the pathophysiology of MRSA?

Methacillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is an infection caused by bacteria of the genus Staphylococcus which are gram positive cocci. Microscopically, this organism is observed as irregular or grape-like clusters. Staphylococcus is derived from the Greek word staphyle which means "bunch of grapes". "Staphylococci are nonmotile, non-spore-forming, and catalase-positive bacteria. The cell wall contains peptidoglycan and teichoic acid. The organisms are resistant to temperatures as high as 50 ° Celsius, to high salt concentrations, and to drying. Colonies are usually large (6-8 mm in diameter), smooth, and translucent. (Emed). There are many different strands of Staphylococcus which are usually found on the skin and responsible for causing pimples and boils. Methacillin resistant staphylococcus aureus was first identified in the 1960's in several countries and the number of resistant strands has steadily risen with increasing use of antibiotics. MRSA is a strain of staphylococcus aureus that does not respond to many antibiotics making it resistant to them. Methacillin is a type of penicillin in which MRSA has driven its name from. MRSA can cause disease through tissue invasion and its toxins. The toxins produced from MRSA may exert the effects of this disease at sites that are distant from the focus of the infection and its colonization. It is proposed that events that lead to infection are initiated by transferring the bacteria to the site of infection usually via hands. This can be accomplished through an opening made by vascular catheterization or an operative incision or less obvious broken down skin seen in eczema or microtrauma that accompanies shaving. MRSA can also be spread by contaminated linens, towels and equipment.

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What Staph bacteria is called MRSA?

MRSA (pronounced mur-saa) just made the news today. It was discovered in two public schools. It's a type of bacterial infection that is usually associated with hospitals. People with compromised immune systems and otherwise healthy, can pick it up in a hospital when infection control and handwashing guidelines are not followed carefully. It's a pretty strong infection, proven to be antibiotic resistant in some cases. I'm not sure of the exact chemical composition of mursaa, but I do know it is one of the bad bacterias and should be avoided at all cost! FOR ANYONE GOING TO HOSPITAL for chemotherapy, bone marrow treatment, or are IMMUNE SYSTEM COMPROMISED for any reason, DO NOT panic. DO speak to your healthcare professional or clinic director. <<ADR>>

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Do mosquitoes spread MRSA?

MRSA or Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is a bacterium responsible for difficult-to-treat infections in humans. It is said to be highly contagious. Although it is not justified by scientific research but it is said that it can be transmitted by a mosquito bite.

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Who was the first MRSA patient?

It started by pooping

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You have a 94 sts and it has a miss every so often the dealership ran the scope with a code telling that the egr was clogged they cleaned the egr but the miss still continues?

An Exhaust Gas Recirculation valve is always opening and closing as you are running your car and when it gets a carbon build-up it becomes undependable. If it sticks open, your car will miss because it lets air into the combustion process which is called a vaccum leak. You may have to replace the EGR to solve the problem or if it is not a bad miss just live with it as it is harmless but annoying. I hope this helps you. Mark

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How does depression make you feel?

worst thing ever, to put it coarsely. You can't drag yourself out of bed, everything is too much to handle, your body feels shut down and you are empty inside. you feel weak, too waek too even lift your head up. you hate EVERYTHING. around you want to be left alone and you feel theres no hope for you in life anymore and your a totally different person.

this is the true feeling many feel inside known as depression.

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Can you get MRSA from visiting someone in the hospital?

Yes. Any patients who have MRSA will have warning signs on their room doors warning that visitors need to wear protective gowns if visiting.

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Is it safe to burst a vaginal cyst?

Unless you have been to see your doctor then you are second-guessing and you should let your doctor decide what is to be done. The cyst may need to be biopsied.

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Is MRSA fatal?

I believe you're referring to MRSA. Methicillin Resistant Staph Aereus. MRSA is not always fatal, but can be. It depends on the organism itself. In other words other broad spectrum antibiotics may be effective in treating MRSA. This person should definitely be in the hospital and seeking medical attention.

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How does MRSA get in the bloodstream?

MRSA is spread via contact through the mucous membranes or open wounds. I can tell you from personal experience with working in hospital settings, that the vast majority of MRSA cases in hospitals (where MRSA is usually contracted) is the result of nurses and aids moving from room to room with using gloves or washing hands. I've also worked in hospital as a nurse. MRSA is now rampant, old systems of cleaning wards kept infection MRSA at bay. POOR OR NO HANDWASHING is main cause of mrsa. Doctors sthethoscops have thought to spread MRSA. All health professionals should take time to thoroughly wash hands. When youare in hospital, had surgery, immune system weakens. With an open wound mrsa spreads quickly, thus entering blood stream

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Can you get syphilis from a toilet seat?

You can not get syphilis from a toilet seat.
no
Not unless you rub your genitalia on the toilet seat after someone with syphilis rubs their genitalia on the exact same spot within a few minutes of each other.

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How long does it take to get results from an HIV test back?

2 weeks

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What are the symptoms for MRSA?

Symptoms of MRSAThe symptoms depend on where the infection is at on the body, as this bacterium can be pretty much anywhere. But if it is on the skin, it may appear as a rash, and there may be some boils or sores present.

It frequently surrounds an area where surgery was performed. Mainly people with weaker immune systems get this condition.

More From the Mayo ClinicMRSA, as well as other staph skin infections, usually start as small red pimple-like bumps, boils or spider bites. They can quickly become deep, painful abscesses that require surgical draining. The bacteria can stay in the skin, but can also go deep into the body and cause life-threatening infections in bones, joints, the bloodstream, heart valves, lungs and surgical wounds.

If a wound becomes infected, see a doctor.

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Can rubbing alcohol kill ring worm?

Rubbing alcohol won't kill these parasitic fungi. (They're not really worms.) Topical antifungal drugs containing miconazole, clotrimazole, terbinafine, butenafine and tolnaftate, many available without a prescription, are used to clear up the infection. Brand names include Micatin, Tinactin, Monistat, Lotrimin, Bentax, and Lamisil. Generic equivalents may be available. So says our friends at Wikipedia. The link is provided.

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Micrococcus luteus gram positive or gram negative?

Gram Positive.

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What antibiotics are used to treat MRSA?

Clindamycin

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What does oral herpes look like?

Oral herpes is what causes cold sores and fever blsiters. It would look like a raised blister or open sore. They typically occur on the lips or around the mouth.
See the related link for pictures of oral herpes.

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Is MRSA in the bloodstream worse than on the skin?

Mrsa on the skin is mild compared to the bloodsteram due to in the bloodstream it can affect more parts of the body like the lungs, urinanry tract and can infect open wounds.

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How do hospital patients spread MRSA?

they don't health care workers not washing their hands or gloving properly is the normal way of spreading it, but an infected individual touching an unefected person can spread it to others or make them a carrier if they don't become infected themselves MRSA is "methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus." It is an infection caused by a bacteria that is resistant to most antibiotics. It spreads easily in hospitals, because typically those that are in the hospital are already sick, or perhaps they have recently had an operation. Their immune systems are not as strong as they might usually be. There are strict guidelines in hospitals that the staff must wash their hands upon entering and as they leave the room, and/or use the pump "hand sanitizer" product by the door. If you watch, you will see that some people are more careful about doing this than others. So if a nurse, or a family member, for instance enters the room of someone with MRSA, shakes their hand, pats them on the back, takes their tissue and puts it in the trash for them, etc., then leaves the room without washing or sanitizing their hands, THEN goes into the elevator and presses a control button, or holds onto the railing at the back of the elevator, they leave germs there. Then another family enters the elevator at the lobby, to go back up to the patient rooms, etc. Germs are spread. A good rule of thumb is to not touch anything that you don't have to, when in the hospital. Don't rub your nose, or your eyes, and keep your hands away from your mouth. Wash your hands well, and frequently. My father had it after surgery on his spine for cancer. The wound got infected and would not heal. He had to have very strong antibiotics (Vancomycin) by IV while in the hospital, then daily for a while after going home. It was very difficult for that wound to heal.

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Is getting stitches painful?

If it's premeditated it shouldn't be, when I had stitches after having a disfigurement removed they gave me a cream that made my skin unable to feel on the applied area temporarily. So they might give you that luxury too, though my disfigurement was small, I think they would do it for a large area or incision too. But if you come in unsolicited bleeding then you might not be afforded that liberty.

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Is the bacteria MRSA pathogenic or non pathogenic?

MRSA bacteria are pathogenic, this is the name given to a group of bacteria that belong to the Staphylococcus aureus family of bacteria which have grown resistant to methicillin-type antibiotics. MRSA stands for:

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

Staphyloccocus aureus bacteria are often carried on people's skin and sometimes in their noses and back of their throats. People carrying the bacteria who are healthy are said to be colonized, but not infected. The bacteria, however, can cause serious infections, such as pneumonia, blood, bone and surgical wound infections, as well as less serious infections such as impetigo, cellulitis and small abscesses or boils under the right conditions.

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Can MRSA be spread by swallowing sperm?

Only if the MRSA is present in the semen due to an infection of the penis or urethra.

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What are the signs and symptoms of respiratory MRSA?

MRSA is strain of Staphylococcus Aureus bacteria which has develop immunity to several antibiotics (beta-lactam). In case that person get MRSA infected wound probably will be swollen, red, tender and with yellow pus seeping from it. Pressure ulcers and other ulcers show often exact location of MRSA. In any case try to keep calm and don't panic because from time to time even with classic symptoms of MRSA it is still possible to have only regular Staph infection. MRSA can be confirmed only by visiting medical practitioner who would probably do culture on the drainage from infected area.

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Can soap reduce incidence of MRSA?

Yes.

MRSA can be prevented with standard hygiene practices of soap and water. If you have heard the advice wash your hands under water as warm as you can tolerate it and sing happy birthday to yourself while washing your hands vigorously under the water with soap. It should take about 20-30 seconds. This is also how they do the hospital inservice for Hand Washing technique. Using hand Sanitizers are not recommended for this because they are only designed to cover up and may be able to kill weaker bacteria. Proper handwashing will remove dirt and most harmful substances, dead skin, oils from the hands.

This advice is not concrete due to other factors that can make this change such as cuts on the hand, previously having MRSA, etc.

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