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Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus with abscess - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi. I was diagnosed with MRSA Golden Staph today and my doctor just said its serious and sent me home with a 2nd course of antibiotics that i was on for 8 days prior. Now what?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Iam.Dr.XXXXXXX
User :   hi Dr XXXXXX
Doctor :   May i know your age and gender?
User :   30 male
User :   homosexual
Doctor :   do you have fever?
User :   no
User :   Hi. I was diagnosed with MRSA Golden Staph today and my doctor just said its serious and sent me home with a 2nd course of antibiotics that i was on for 8 days prior. Now what?
Doctor :   What were your problems ?
User :   abses under my arm
User :   very painfull
User :   my doctor, cut and drained the pus last friday
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Were you put on antibiotics?
User :   Distaph 500mg
User :   1 four times a day
Doctor :   Good
Doctor :   How is the improvement?
User :   im on the second script today
User :   the lunp has gone down
User :   what about being diagnosed with MRSA Golden Staph?
Doctor :   So you are going well and responding well
User :   yes
User :   but my concern is MRSA Golden Staph
Doctor :   MRSA is purely a local diagnosis, if the doctor feels that your area has more Methicillin resistant Staph aureus
Doctor :   he can put an antibiotics which responds
User :   does it stay in my blood?
User :   can i harm people?
Doctor :   It gets cured completely
User :   after how long?
Doctor :   Usually 5 to 7 days
Doctor :   for complete cure
Doctor :   Since the abscess is drained which is more definitive treatment before the antibiotifc
User :   but i google and read that MRSA Golden Staph is deadly??
Doctor :   It is harmful bacteria if not treated
User :   the doctor drained as much as he could...the lunp is still there
Doctor :   Since you are getting treated why do you fear about it
User :   smaller
Doctor :   THere are deadly antibiotics to kill MRSA
User :   what?>
User :   mrsa is deadly i read
Doctor :   Distaph should be able to kill the MRSA Staph
User :   is 2000 mg a day good?
User :   how could i have got infected?
Doctor :   Right dose
Doctor :   Yes
User :   my doctor said maybe due 2 shaving my underarms
User :   maybe thru sexual activity?
Doctor :   Any break in the continuity of skin
Doctor :   Sexual activity has less incidence of MRSA
User :   thank you doctor
Doctor :   Your doctor is right
User :   whats my next step?
User :   blood test next week again?
Doctor :   Physical contact with your infected partner can cause the MRSA
User :   u just said less
Doctor :   Wait for the antibiotic to respond and reduce the lump
Doctor :   Physical contact is different from sexual contact
User :   can i play with my neices and nephew?
Doctor :   Please refrain for next one week
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