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what should I do about an MRSA colonization in my lungs
Submitted: 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 1 year ago.
Many people have MRSA on and in their bodies. For example, this is very common in Nurses.

As long as you are not having any symptoms and are not ill, there is nothing to worry about.

Does this make sense to you?
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I'm sorry for getting upset with you, I'm just feeling like I'm falling through the cracks and not getting better yet. now my doctor wrote for an antibiotic that is supposedly the best for MRSA but it costs 2500.00. and it's not covered by medicare it is called linezolid 600mg BID so thats where I'm at right now. I'm seeing the Dr. Tuesday. But I don't want a diff. antibiotic that's not going to work. Any way I thought might have a suggestion or something

Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 1 year ago.
Hi Linda,

Well, at least now I understand it wasn't me that you were upset at. I guess there are times when we all have to give the dog a kick :)

That is the drug I would use for a serious MRSA infection. If it doesn't work, nothing will.

I wish you the very best and hope you are better soon.

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Thanks in advance,

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