Autistic son in group home just diagnosed with mrsa?
Hello I have a severely autistic 12 year old son that recently had to go to a group home because of violent behavior and to attend a special school. We usually get him on the weekends however, today we took him to the Dr. for a boil and it turned out to be mrsa.The Dr said we caught it early but I'm concerned...
Asked by Dawn Tetz 2 years ago.
Hello I have a severely autistic 12 year old son that recently had to go to a group home because of violent behavior and to attend a special school. We usually get him on the weekends however, today we took him to the Dr. for a boil and it turned out to be mrsa.The Dr said we caught it early but I'm concerned about bringing him home this weekend and exposing his three siblings to this. Another thing is though, that right now I'm feeling incredibly bad about deserting him while he is dealing with this and am considering bringing him home regardless of the risk. What should I do? This is truly tearing me up inside. Answered by Jena Rougeaux 2 years ago.
not too unusual in group settings or locker rooms, can use Hibistat, in first aid section for bathing/shower. can lookup online, too, hibistat.com has about 6hr bacteriostatic action, frequently used for surgical skin preps. pets can have it too, just need to get it under control, need to call the public health department to tell them to clean up the place. that's unacceptable. Was it really violent behavior or maybe he doesn't feel well, Were medical causes ruled out, first? Maybe a letter from the doctor, counselor can get him to another place, cleaner perhaps? Certainly, the other parents need to know. You're doing the best you can, don't beat yourself up. this is hard. Answered by Thomasena Geen 2 years ago.
Would you consider sending his sibling to a relative or friend while he is sick? Then you can still be with him at home, but it eliminates the risk of spreading mrsa to his siblings, and they would still be able to come see him. Answered by Cameron Humberson 2 years ago.
How effective is hand washing with soap?
I am a bit nervous with washing hands and germs etc. if you wash your hands properly with soap and dry them correctly, what are the chances of becoming ill if you eat with your hands or put your fingers in your mouth or even prepare food with your hands. If you could supply the sources for the answers or if you are...
Asked by Rudolf Lagorio 2 years ago.
I am a bit nervous with washing hands and germs etc. if you wash your hands properly with soap and dry them correctly, what are the chances of becoming ill if you eat with your hands or put your fingers in your mouth or even prepare food with your hands. If you could supply the sources for the answers or if you are a doctor please mention, thank you. Answered by Vanessa Knavel 2 years ago.
There are many factors in relation to hand washing. It depends on the strength and amount of antibacterial soap you use, the amount of time spent washing your hands, what you touch, and the temperature of water. - Antibacterial soap: Use soap that proves to be antibacterial. Doctors tend to use Hibiclens and Hibistat, while local hospitals might use a generic "Germ Away" or common, antibacterial brands, such as Dial and Dove. - Washing time: If you spend 5 seconds washing your hands, you're obviously not ridding your hands completely of these germs. Wash between fingers and scrub under nails for approximately 20 to 30 seconds, while washing time should be between 25 to 35 seconds. - Germs touched: Some things will cause you to wash your hands longer and more vigorously. If you touch a door knob, light washing should be fine; however, if you touch a moldy dumpster, you will need to spend more time washing to rid your hands of germs. - Temperature: The temperature of water is something very important as well. Never wash your hands with hot water. Hot water tends to cultivate germs on your hands. Cold water is generally a no-go as well, as it is not hot enough to remove the germs. Use a nice, luke warm temperature on your hands. This way, germs are being removed adequately and efficiently. These are just things we keep in mind in the medical field. ~ August ~ Answered by Yang Arras 2 years ago.
How do I get rid of MRSA for good?
Since I was 16 I've had MRSA infections 8 times, I'm 18 now, I'm very clean and do all I know how to prevent it but when I finally think it's gone it comes back, does anyone know of anything I can do or use to keep it from coming back? Don't say see a doctor or anything like that, I go to the...
Asked by Sherron Fioretti 2 years ago.
Since I was 16 I've had MRSA infections 8 times, I'm 18 now, I'm very clean and do all I know how to prevent it but when I finally think it's gone it comes back, does anyone know of anything I can do or use to keep it from coming back? Don't say see a doctor or anything like that, I go to the doctor everytime, but it's obviously not working I've even tried 3 different doctors Answered by Brande Kurrie 2 years ago.
Perhaps there's something in your environment. Or perhaps you're not on the antibiotic long enough. One thing you can do is use Hibiclens (Hibistat) liquid antimicrobial soap. This is chlorhexadine gluconate and it's very effective as an adjunct for treating and preventing MRSA skin infections. Although you state that you've seen 3 doctors were they all infectious disease specialists? Answered by Dorthea Koprowski 2 years ago.
How to clean a staph infection and keep it from spreading to others?
ok so i found a boil underneath my right arm and it got bigger and more sore. My mom told me to put a hot compress, or rag underneath the boil to bring it to a head to pop, because it was full of liquid. So i did that, and i also put a bandage on the boil after it popped, and i noticed the next day that it was alot...
Asked by Joannie Tederous 2 years ago.
ok so i found a boil underneath my right arm and it got bigger and more sore. My mom told me to put a hot compress, or rag underneath the boil to bring it to a head to pop, because it was full of liquid. So i did that, and i also put a bandage on the boil after it popped, and i noticed the next day that it was alot better and not as sore. Then i noticed more sores underneath my arm and went to my doctor to have it checked out, and he told me it looked like the beginnings of a staph infection, and i have no idea what that even is, long story short, he put me on an antibiotic and i have to take that for two weeks, its getting better, but how do i prevent it from spreading to my household and other people around me? Plz help :( Answered by Dovie Weekly 2 years ago.
MRSA Staph Infection?
CArla, what happens if I never got a wound in the first place and the abscess just formed randomly?
Asked by Suk Joa 2 years ago.
"CArla, what happens if I never got a wound in the first place and the abscess just formed randomly?" -- John, any Staph bacteria can get into minutes cracks in the skin, small scratches or abrasions, whether it's ordinary Staph, methicillin-resistant Staph (which is fundamentally penicillin-resistant Staph), vancomycin-resistant Staph or multidrug-resistant Staph. You have Staph bacteria on your skin almost all the time and the odds are that sooner or later, you're going to acquire some MRSA. It's an opportunistic pathogen, John. If there's a way, it will find it. These infections are never "random". I don't know what else besides the two antibiotics your doctor has done to help you. Are you using two systemic antibiotics?? Or one systemic and one topical? Ask your doctor about using Hibiclens antimicrobial liquid soap once or twice a day. It also goes by the name Hibistat. It's easy to use, you use it straight out of the bottle, you don't dilute it. You use regular bath soap first, rinse it off. Apply Hibiclens, lather, leave on for 3 minutes and rinse. You can find it at most any pharmacy and if they don't stock it, they'll order it. It comes in different sizes. Answered by Glennis Kolsrud 2 years ago.
mrsa just means methicillin resistant staph infection. If u just have a abcess u should be ok but if the abcess returns u need to ask if it is also vancamycin resisistant as we. Mrsa isnt as bad as it is mad out to be. The only risk of dying is if u get septic but if u dont improve go back to the dr u may need iv meds. Its normally do to weakend immune system or contacj. Answered by Lon Firebaugh 2 years ago.
MRSA can kill if it gets in your blood stream. Its hard to get rid of and is worse for people who dont have healthy immune systems or the elderly or very young. It weakens the immune system and causes organ failure.You shouldnt get it again if you keep a wound clean and covered till healed. Answered by Lilli Edgemon 2 years ago.
Well mange shampoo help with bacteria problem on dogs skin also?
Or should I also buy a shampoo for bacteria infected skin on my dog?( if they even make it) I using shampoo as a treatment on my dogs mange till I save up for a vet visit so please help me out on this answer:) thanks.
Asked by Denice Behnken 2 years ago.
Skin diseases and allergies have to be the most frustrating and expensive of all reasons pets are seen by veterinarians. Some dogs are suffering from mange, ear mites, etc. and they also have allergies, which almost always cause skin and ear issues. In order to prove the mites are gone from the skin, your vet must do a recheck skin scrape. If that produces no mites, then he knows they are gone. The bumps on your dog's back indicate infection. She needs to be on antibiotics by mouth for up to 30 days. She needs medication to stop the itching, such as temaril p or pred. As for the ears, we don't recommend using peroxide. The ONLY time we use peroxide in the animal hospital is to clean blood off something. We would use a product called zymox ear cleaner on the ears. There is also a companion over the counter product called Zymox Otic. You would use it twice a day for 2 weeks, just squirt it in the ears, massage, and let your dog shake. Wipe only the excess with a tissue. No digging in the ears. At our hospital, here's what we would've needed for diagnostics, etc." Exam, head to tail Skin scrape (for mites) Revolution, 3 treatments 2 weeks apart (if mites were found and they were sarcoptic mites) Trifexis every 30 days for life (this is for fleas, heartworms, and intestinal parasites and would begin 30 ays after the last Revolution treatment) Ear swab and cytology (the doctor analyzes debris from the ears under the microscope to check for the type of bacteria, yeast, ear mites, etc. Appropriate ear medications, depending on what he finds on the slide Change of food to Science Diet Sensitive Skin (initial change -- if that doesn't work, then they are put on Science Diet z/d Ultra, which dogs cannot be allergic to..) Antibiotics if the skin is infected, usually for 3o days, and usually cephalexin Antihistamine/steroid for colling the skin and stopping the itchiness Putting topicals on the skin, such as all the bathing, is actually contra-indicated. We do not use medicated baths. We treat the skin condition at its source and by mouth, rather than topically (except for the revolution.) Dogs with allergies will flare depending on what they are allergic to. The best kind of allergy would be food, because you can control what your dog eats. Beef is high on the list of allergens. The science products I mentioned have no beef in them; and the z/d is made in a sterile laboratory --it's impossible for a dog to be allergic to it. Don't give rawhides, pig ears, bones, beef, animal fat, nor tidbits from off the plate. Just the food recommended. Food allergy can cause bad skin erruptions and ear infections. Another allergy would be flea allergy, which can cause the skin to flare up. That's a pretty easy one using Trifexis. Fleas bite once and die. Since fleas bite every 15 minutes, that saves a lot of bites. And then there is everything else: pollens, grasses, trees, dust, molds, etc, etc. We've even seen dogs allergic to human dander!! These environmental allergies are difficult to deal with. But the very minute a dog scratches or shakes the head, our clients start the meds up. They know they can just call us for refills, once we've got the allergy figured out. You can see that yes it is expensive. If your vet or his staff hasn't explained all this to you, then they are doing you a disservice by making you think you're being ripped off. If you aren't allowing your vet to diagnose properly and not returning for rechecks, then you can expect this to go on and on and on. And your dog is suffering for that. I'm not saying that Revolution didn't make your dog sick, but with all the skin issues, that alone will cause a dog to just feel terrible and not want to eat. In 12 years I have never seen a reaction to Revolution, and I have used it on my own dogs. I hope all this helps. I am so interested in this, because I owned a yellow lab with the issues you are describing. What "fixed" her was z/d ultra food, temaril p, and zymox products (unless the infection got a lot worse and then we added the antibiotics and more ear meds.) Good luck. Please rethink this, ok? And get another vet if you need to, expecting to start over, pretty much, though. Answered by Madeline Weinert 2 years ago.
How to read a MRSA or Staph A culture result?
Went to doctor's with a skin infection on my knee. They took a culture. One doc in the office says MRSA & gives me antibiotic cream, other doc in the office says no just regular Staph A, and says the first doc's cream is fine for both Staph A & MRSA. Nurse gives me a copy of the results. Says this: ...
Asked by Rachelle Hisel 2 years ago.
Went to doctor's with a skin infection on my knee. They took a culture. One doc in the office says MRSA & gives me antibiotic cream, other doc in the office says no just regular Staph A, and says the first doc's cream is fine for both Staph A & MRSA. Nurse gives me a copy of the results. Says this: CULTURE: Few Staphlococcus Aureus METHOD: Vitek. Then lists a bunch of antibiotics. Most say "susceptible" including OXACILLIN, VANCOMYCIN, CLINDAMYCIN, SULFAMETHOXA, etc. There is one exception - PENICILLIN says "resistant." So do I have MRSA or just a penicillin resistant Staph A infection? Thanks. Answered by Darron Tangen 2 years ago.
Oxacillin is methicillin. MRSA stands for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Generally speaking, when a bacterium is resistant to one drug in a specific class of drugs, it's resistant to all because the drugs in the same class all work in the same way. If your culture report had said "methicillin-resistant", I wouldn't hesitate to say you're dealing with MRSA and that it's also probably resistant to all drugs in the penicillin class, of which methicillin is a member. But there are strains of Staph a. that are penicillin-resistant but not resistant to other members of the penicillin class. If your Staph is still susceptible to Oxacillin (which is, after all, methicillin), then you can't and don't have methicillin-resistant Staph (MRSA) despite what one physician says. If I don't agree with a doctor, I will say so. But I also disagree with the other doctor. This isn't "regular", "ordinary" Staph a. either. It's PCN-resistant. PCN is an abbreviation for penicillin. You can use a lower case "a" after the word Staph. To my knowledge, aureus should never be capitalized. Speak to your doctor soon and ask if you should be using chlorhexadine liquid antimicrobial soap for 14 days or as prescribed. Also marketed under the names Hibiclens and Hibistat and can be bought OTC and online DO NOT DILUTE and follow directions exactly. Answered by Isaias Dowless 2 years ago.
MRSA stands for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.Methicillin is a type of penicillin.MRSA and penicillin resistant staph A are the same thing.Use the cream and you will be fine. Answered by Jermaine Silquero 2 years ago.