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Does anyone know about MRSA, and it just being a 'skin bacteria'?

My daugther has been getting abcesses on and off since she was about 7-8mos onld. I just learned that it's this bacteria called "mrsa" that causes these. Same treatment every time, bactrim and hope it 'pops'. this go 'round, she's throwing up after 6 days of antibiotic, and it's taking longer to go away. It's always in her privates / bum area. She's only 2. ANY info anyone has on this, is going to help. The Dr's say it's nothing to worry about b/c it's only on her skin, but it keeps coming back.

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:03 PM on Apr. 13, 2009 in Health

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    Hope these help. They have a lot of info!

    Answer by sophiafarris at 10:07 PM on Apr. 13, 2009

  • MRSA is highly contagious and I didn't think it was just a skin thing. I would find another doctor. it should keep coming back and if she is vomitting from the anitbiotics she could be having a reaction to them. Call the or a different one for a second opinion.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 10:21 PM on Apr. 13, 2009

  • funny how a dr can say don't worry about it while experts are saying ppl in hospitals are dying from it every day. It's highly contagious and needs to be taken very seriously. Take her to another doctor. This stuff is nasty. It's been in all the health mags lately so it's nothing to take lightly.

    Answer by admckenzie at 10:32 PM on Apr. 13, 2009

  • MRSA is on everyone's skin admchkenzie...same with staph

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:43 PM on Apr. 13, 2009

  • MRSA is very common and it is on most people's skin. Some MRSA infections are very serious, but ones on the skin are common. They are a nuisance, but not dangerous.  If you want to get a second opinion go ahead, but it's not like your doctor is totally off base.  It's pretty run of the mill stuff most of the time.


    Answer by MAUREEN55 at 11:08 PM on Apr. 13, 2009

  • MRSA infections can be very serious or just terribly persistent like your daughters. Either way, I would call the doc about your daughter's reaction to the antibiotics. You might also seek a second opinion from another doctor.


    Answer by dreyamom at 11:29 PM on Apr. 13, 2009

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