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What happened to somebody after they get stuff pneumonia

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What happened to somebody after they get stuff pneumonia does this mean they're colonized with staff or mrsa? I need a good doctor that knows a lot about this
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 11 months ago.


We have spoken on this a few times --- if you are tired of me and want a fresh opinion let me know and I'll opt out >> :-)

The deal with staph germs in general is that it is so common --- common as dust ...there is no complete escape ...

Staph and STREP germs colonize the skin ...,

Most of the time >> no infection problems ...

Most infections due to staph are skin related --- boils and such

Pneumonia from staph aureus infection is not the most common but is a nasty infection when it occurs ...

MRSA is staph aureus but just more sturdy vs many antibiotics ( KEFLEX/ ERYTHOMYCIN/ Augmentin/ BIAXIN --- these no longer work vs MRSA )

If you have MRSA and are treated then you can potentially be colonized for a time with MRSA but this is temporary ....

Usually having a resistant type infection is CLEAR after 2 months ...

You expect any staph infection that MIGHT OCCUR to be more resistant if you had such infection within 2 months but not resistant past 2 months as a rule of thumb...

Bacteria change population characteristics rapidly

You may reduce skin staph to take bath in dilute bleach solution ( 1/2 cup per 2 inch deep bath )

I hope this is helpful for you

Let me know If you have further questions / concerns / discussion

I will be happy to get back with you

Best regards!

Anthony Bray MD

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Thanks for all your help but I think I'll get a fresh opinion
Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 11 months ago.

Ok that will be fine ! I know that we have been several rounds through this ...Best regards ***** *****!

Expert:  TheGermDoctor replied 11 months ago.

You have asked about this before and received some answers - If you want a phone discussion let me know.

FYI I am an Infectious Diseases specialist- the only one on this board and the a true expert in this area.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Is Mrsa curable can it spread To my bones how well I know if it does Because my arm hurts feels like ache in my elbow Is this like cancer? But I only had staff pneumonia There was 1+ Mrsa in my sputum so what do u think? Oh and I was in the hospital for six days with IV antibiotics and got sent home 10 day Bactrim
Expert:  TheGermDoctor replied 11 months ago.

If you are interested I can offer a phone discussion

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