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Cures for MRSA infection - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
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How can I help you?
User :   Hello Doctor
Doctor :  
Hi
User :   I am currently located in . I am having some boils on my skin. So, I have approached doctor
Doctor :   Ok

User :   They have conducted some tests and confirmed that I am having MRSA.
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   Can you please advise whether it is dangerous disease?
Doctor :  
Its good that a precise diagnosis is made?
Doctor :   Not a dangerous one

Doctor :  
It is a staphylococcal infection
User :   Also, the treatment in UK is slow process. So, I would like to take your opinion
Doctor :  
Sure
User :   Currently, I am using TetraCycline medicine and a body lotion (Hibi Scrub).
Doctor :  
MRSA has to be treated with good antibiotics
Doctor :  
Thats fine
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Tetracycline is a good option
Doctor :  
Is it Doxycycline?
User :   No idea doctor. It is not written on tablets.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :  
It is either Doxycycline or Minocycline
Doctor :  
Usually Doxycycline
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It is a good options
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And go with it
User :   I have plans to come to India for the treatment. How do you advice please?
Doctor :  
Not required to come back for that
Doctor :  
You can get it done
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there only
User :   today, I have revisited doctor and he advised to continue the same medicine for one more week. Next wednesday, one more test will be conducted to find the status of my disease.
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   Should I continue same medicine or would you like to advice any alternate medicine.
Doctor :  
What is the dosage you are taking right now?
User :   Each tablet is of 250 mg. Doctor has advised to take 2 tablets are to be taken 4 times a day with empty stomach.
Doctor :  
Ok fine
Doctor :  
You continue with the same
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and see the progress
Doctor :  
It should subside
User :   Do you suggest to take any special diet to recover and compensate the dosage.
Doctor :   No
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those are myths
Doctor :  
Take it in the right dosage and scheduel
User :   Generally, if any one is having MRSA, how many weeks does it take to recovery. Is there any possiblity to get it again.
Doctor :   Once the infection is cleared

Doctor :  
everything is fine
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Atleast 7 days is required
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Upto 3 weeks
User :   Initially, it started on June. Doctor had adviced to use Flucloxacillinn 500 mg. After continuing for 2 weeks, i had recovered. It came again in Aug. It again repeated in October.
User :   It is repeating for everything 2 months. So, I am worried.
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
You continue with Tetracycline
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right now
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as it is a newer antibiotic for you
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and havent tried in the past
Doctor :  
If it does not subside
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then Vancomycin is the drug of choice
User :   can you advice the dosage for Vancomycin please.
Doctor :  
It is given by the doctor directly
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It is injectable
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Intravenous route
User :   I am happy now. Thank you very much doctor.
Doctor :  
Is there any thing else I can help you with?


User :   One last advice please. Is MRSA contigeous? I am working from home since I got this disease.
Doctor :  
Yes
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Should take precautions for that
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Normal like avoiding close contact
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Hope it is clear
User :   Thanks doctor. Hope I will recover soon.
Doctor :  
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User :   I have filled the form. Thank you
Doctor :  
Thanks for consulting HealthcareMagic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to ur service.
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