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I think that I have been exposed to MRSA. My nose might be infected and my right eye. How can I tell and what can I do?
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Doctor DanB :

Hello and thanks for your question. Why do you think your eye is infected? What symptoms are you having?

Customer:

I have some discomfort in the tear duct area, itching and some burning. My nose is burning and some light blood in one nostril up high.

Doctor DanB : Does it itch bad enough that you want to claw your eyes out sometimes?
Customer:

No, a slight itch and tingling near the tear duct, redness through the schlera as if i am having an allergy reaction in my eye.

Doctor DanB :

Have you had a cold or stomach flu recently, or have you been around anyone with either of those or a red eye?

Customer:

no, I have been around an office mate who has had a chronic staph infection.

Doctor DanB :

It's difficult to pick up a staph infection from casual contact with someone with MRSA, but not impossible. If that is the case, however, I recommend that you see an ophthalmologist who can diagnose and treat this, because the only treatment for this is an antibiotic that must be prescribed.

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Does this information help address your concerns? Does this make sense? Do you have any other concerns that I haven't addressed?

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