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How to prevent transmission of bacterial infection from spreading?

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Posted on Wed, 18 May 2016
Question: My Mom is in a rest home and has mersa rash all over. How do I prevent becoming infected or carrying the mersa on me while I care for her?
i am just getting over a case of shingles and was wondering if there was any problem with cross contamination from me to my mom or visa versa?
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah (27 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
You need to wear protective garment!

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you so much for this query.

I am so sorry to hear about this rash that your mom has. You would need to put on protective garments while caring for her. This would b followed by thorough cleansing and disinfection of all used instruments. Also, she should not be allowed to be seen by many visitors as this cab help propagate the germ. If your shingle rash is no longer active, you cannot contaminate her anymore. You therefore constitute no risk to her.

I hope this helps. I wish you well. Feel free to ask for more information and clarifications if need be. Above all, thanks for using our services.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ivo Ditah (19 minutes later)
Thanks. I received your answer.
What are the best agents for disinfection? should i worry about things like shoes and bed rails?
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah (5 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Everything she comes in contact with is potentially contaminated!

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Everything she comes in contact with should be considered contaminated. I will say go with the products the hospital uses for disinfection. They are good enough and they vary from one facility to the other.

I wish you well.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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How to prevent transmission of bacterial infection from spreading?

Brief Answer: You need to wear protective garment! Detailed Answer: Hi and thank you so much for this query. I am so sorry to hear about this rash that your mom has. You would need to put on protective garments while caring for her. This would b followed by thorough cleansing and disinfection of all used instruments. Also, she should not be allowed to be seen by many visitors as this cab help propagate the germ. If your shingle rash is no longer active, you cannot contaminate her anymore. You therefore constitute no risk to her. I hope this helps. I wish you well. Feel free to ask for more information and clarifications if need be. Above all, thanks for using our services.