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What do you know about serious staph infection?

My grown son who has cerebral palsy is in the hospital again. He has had surgery 3 times on his collar bone. The staph has invaded his bones to his sternum. I cannot find out his prognosis. An infection specialist is finally seeing him.


Asked by evelyngayle at 7:38 PM on Feb. 20, 2009 in Health

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  • MRSA is the acronynm for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus. It is a strain of staph that is very difficult to treat. It can also be infectious. It is a very dangerous infection and can lead to death. MRSA is a direct result from years and years of the medical systoms misuse and overuse of antibiotics. MRSA is the original superbug.
    for the O.P. the hospital is the best place for your son. Have they begun using Vancomycin? It is a very powerful and caustic antibiotic but one of the few that can treat a MRSA infection.

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 8:41 PM on Feb. 20, 2009

  • well staph can be really bad specially if your sons immune system rejects the antibiotics what kind of staph infection did they say like for instance merca or merca?

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:43 PM on Feb. 20, 2009

  • oops merca or merce two diff strands...

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:45 PM on Feb. 20, 2009

  • msra is all I know

    Answer by evelyngayle at 7:47 PM on Feb. 20, 2009

  • well can be really dangerous but if u have an indection specialist thats good they will quarentine him and he will be on antibiotics for at least a month go to web md and look up mersa it gives u alot of answers my mom had merse and she is good

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:58 PM on Feb. 20, 2009

  • staph can be deadly. My brother would have died if he had come in just one day later...

    Answer by SandraB383 at 8:16 PM on Feb. 20, 2009

  • It can be controlled and cured if it is internal--it is a long road--You will want to be informed of the type of antibiotic or combination of antibiotics will be used. Be pro-active when Staph is concerned---get this taken care of asap. Yes, staph is dangerous--but the thing that is most dangerous in not acting. Ask to see the list of meds he is receiving--do your homework--look up meds and such on the internet--make sure if he is on a regimin of antibiotics--that you keep the flora and fauna in his tummy on an even keel. Make sure he gets yogurt, acidopholous milk, or butter milk--they have to have active cultures. If you need to know more about the medication---ask to speak to the hospital pharmacist--they really do know about their meds.
    Most of all---just be PRO ACTIVE---Good luck.

    Answer by emme1964 at 12:19 AM on Feb. 21, 2009