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Have S.aureus Infection. Pus Samples Showed Moderate Growth Of S.aureus. How To Get Relief?

Sir I have s.aureus infection for the past six months. I also had a stye in the mouth and right eye during the period. , My pus samples showed moderate growyh of s.aureus with resistance to methicillin group of antibiotics . I have been prescribed cefadroxyl 500 tablets... Now after two months , I am again getting mild infections of s. aureus for which I am prescribed lizolid 600 tablets. Kindly advise how to eradicate this s.aureus infection completely. Thanks & regards karthik
Wed, 26 Dec 2012
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thank you.unfortunately you are suffering from methicillin resistant s.aureus infection.you not mention the sensitive antibiotic of c/s report.are you diabetic? check blood sugar.you have to do blood culture and x-ray of the affected part to exclude bone infection. in case of methicillin resistant,intravenous vancomycin may be a suitable alternative for you.i hope that you are not a iv drug user. so repeat c/s of the pus and use appropriate antibiotic for optimum duration.
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Dear Karthik,
Cefadroxyl is not the treatment for methicillin resistant staph aureus( MRSA), but Linezolid 600mg 12 hourly for 14 days is a standard treatment for MRSA. Hopefully your infection will be treated by this treatment. Good luck. Take care!!
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Have S.aureus Infection. Pus Samples Showed Moderate Growth Of S.aureus. How To Get Relief?

thank you.unfortunately you are suffering from methicillin resistant s.aureus infection.you not mention the sensitive antibiotic of c/s report.are you diabetic? check blood sugar.you have to do blood culture and x-ray of the affected part to exclude bone infection. in case of methicillin resistant,intravenous vancomycin may be a suitable alternative for you.i hope that you are not a iv drug user. so repeat c/s of the pus and use appropriate antibiotic for optimum duration.