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Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Mydog has a mersa infection on hisbelly tanking clorfamacall

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Mydog has a mersa infection on hisbelly tanking clorfamacall a.y thing else he can take
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.
Hello, I am afraid that the expert you have requested is not currently available. Still I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.

Did your vet test a bacterial culture and sensitivity to diagnose the MRSA?
Did they base their antibiotic use off of this culture?

How long has he been on treatment?
How is he responding?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

He is a 6Year old pit bull the vet said the mersa , staph,is human. Form he got this afterhe was newuder balls cut off been on clorilfamacall. For 4weeks still has small pus filled. Blisters on belly any topical. To put on belly had. Cultured. Dun said its staph .mersa

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Aloha! You're speaking with Dr. Michael Salkin
I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. It's important to note that in general, methicillin resistant infections are treated no differently than infections caused by susceptible staphylococci apart from the antimicrobial choice. Chloramphenicol is often a good choice. Ancillary care in the form of a topical antibacterial shampoo containing chlorhexidine (2-4%) twice weekly should hasten remission. These shampoos are available over the counter and from his vet. Topical mupirocin and fusidic acid ointments should hasten remission as well. These are prescription products which his vet can prescribe.
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