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MRSA (methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus) is a type of staphylococcus bacteria (staph) that is resistant to beta-lactam antibiotics. MRSA is contagious and can cause life-threatening infection. MRSA isn't found in the natural envir[read article]

Tests for MRSA Infections

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When you develop a respiratory tract infection or experience a lung-related disorder, a thick, mucus-like substance known as sputum is produced in the lungs. This s...  More
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A urinalysis is a laboratory test done to detect problems with your body that can appear in your urine. Many illnesses and disorders affect how your body removes wa...  More
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A blood culture is a fairly routine test that checks for bacteria, yeast, and other microorganisms in the blood. The test is relatively simple for the patient and i...  More
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Urine Culture Test
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Pulse Field Gel Electrophoresis Bacterial Typing
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Staphylococcus Species Culture Test
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The sputum Gram stain is a laboratory test ordered when a doctor suspects that a patient's respiratory symptoms may be caused by a bacterial infection. It is t...  More
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An X-ray is an imaging test that uses small amounts of radiation to produce pictures of the organs, tissues, and bones of the body. When focused on the chest, it ca...  More
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CT Scan of Lung
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A skin lesion biopsy is a simple medical procedure in which a sample of your skin is removed and tested in a laboratory. The sample taken during a biopsy is often v...  More
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In some cases, your doctor may decide that he or she needs a sample of your tissue or your cells to help diagnose an illness or identify a cancer. This removal of t...  More
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A computerized tomography scan (CT or CAT scan) is a series of cross-sectional X-ray images of your body. CT scans are used to examine your bones and soft tissues f...  More
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Sensitivity analysis , also called susceptibility testing, helps find the right antibiotic to kill an infecting microorganism. This test determines the sensitivity ...  More
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A blood smear is a diagnostic test used to look for abnormalities within the blood. The cell types are examined under a microscope for unusual shapes or sizes. Ther...  More
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A red blood cell count is a blood test that your doctor uses to find out how many red blood cells (RBCs) you have in your blood. It is also called an erythrocyte co...  More
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Sensitivity analysis , also called susceptibility testing, helps find the right antibiotic to kill an infecting microorganism. This test determines the sensitivity ...  More
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Bacterial Culture Test
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An X-ray is a common imaging test that has been used for decades to help doctors view the inside of the body without having to make an incision. The X-ray was made ...  More
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Medical Procedures for MRSA Infections

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Treatment of Underlying Disorders
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Surgical Procedures for MRSA Infections

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Incision and Drainage of Skin Abscess
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Prescribed Medications for MRSA Infections

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CLINDAMYCIN (KLIN da MYE sin) is a lincosamide antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other vira...  More
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DALFOPRISTIN; QUINUPRISTIN (dal FOE pris tin; kwi NYOO pris tin) is a streptogramin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will n...  More
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DAPTOMYCIN (DAP toe MYE sin) is a lipopeptide antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral...  More
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LINEZOLID (li NE zoh lid) is an oxazolidinone antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral...  More
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SULFAMETHOXAZOLE; TRIMETHOPRIM or SMX-TMP (suhl fuh meth OK suh zohl; trye METH oh prim) is a combination of a sulfonamide antibiotic and a second antibiotic, trime...  More
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TIGECYCLINE is a glycylcycline antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, the flu, or other viral infections.  More
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VANCOMYCIN (van koe MYE sin) is a glycopeptide antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other vira...  More
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DOXYCYCLINE (dox i SYE kleen) is a tetracycline antibiotic. It kills certain bacteria or stops their growth. It is used to treat many kinds of infections, like dent...  More
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MUPIROCIN (myoo PEER oh sin) is an antibiotic. It is used on the skin to treat skin infections.  More
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Self Care for MRSA Infections

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Apply Warm Compresses
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Herbs and Supplements for MRSA Infections What's this?

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The term ginseng refers to several species of the genus Panax . For more than 2,000 years, the roots of this slow-growing plant have been valued in Chinese medicine...  More
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Black tea is made from the dried leaves of Camellia sinensis , a perennial evergreen shrub. Black tea has a long history of use dating back to China approximately 5...  More
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