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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus infection - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have been told that I am MRSA positive and have had three MRSA infections that has had me hospitolized within the last 4 years. I think that I have another infection on my inner thigh. Would it be MRSA if it is already open and red around where the bubble was. Do MRSA positive people have to be hospitilized?
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User :   I have to say that I have already poped the boil on my thigh which I probably shouldnt
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Doctor :   no you should not touch it please
Doctor :   that will only spread the infection
Doctor :   yes please avoid doing that
User :   I am supposed to see my primary doctor tomorrow for a normal visit but I am scared she will put me in the hospital but do you always have to be hospitolized?
Doctor :   no its not always required that you will be hospitalized
User :   even if you are MRSA posivitve and every time they give me medication is is threw an IV
Doctor :   so dont be scared
Doctor :   it depends on the severity of the infection
User :   I just wanna know if it is worse to have the open sore and the red dots all around the boil
User :   well it is not like red dots it looks like scratch marks but I did not scratch
Doctor :   yeah please avoid touching it
User :   why would it look like scratch marks around the open sore?
User :   Just wondering if that is a normal look
Doctor :   thats how the infection presents ... and sometimes we in our sleep not knowingly scratch it
User :   ooo ok so that is not a problem
Doctor :   yes . please do go to your primary tomorrow and i am sure you will do fine
User :   thanks
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User :   I forgot to add to my thing by saying that I have taken a bath this morning after noticing the marks
User :   I think that we have talked
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User :   I am just looking for a second opinion
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