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mrsa symtons my daughter is an a&e nurse and has developed

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mrsa symtons my daughter is an a&e nurse and has developed a problem with her nose scarbin bleeding clots and now scaring what can ido to help she has been to the drs this morning and waiting for occupaitional health to get back to her about work
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 4 years ago.

Mysticdoc :

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Mysticdoc :

Hi there,


I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.


I am here to help you with your concerns.

Mysticdoc :

MRSA is a resistant bacterial infection.

Mysticdoc :

The bacteria lives on the skin and the nostrils.

Mysticdoc :

Working in the hospital is a risk factor.

Mysticdoc :

The best action is to start antibiotic treatment.

Mysticdoc :

Su;famethoxazole-trimethoprim is the standard antibiotic used to treat MRSA infection.

Mysticdoc :

The treatment should be continued for 1 week at least.

Mysticdoc :

Also mupirocin nasal ointment can applied twice daily for 5 days in the nostrils to eliminate any residing MRSA.

Mysticdoc :

These antibiotics can be prescribed by her GP.

Mysticdoc :

Please do not panic---this is fully treatable infection.

Mysticdoc :

Best wishes,


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Customer:

is there anything i can do to help with her recovery as she is so run down with it

Mysticdoc :

Yes --lot of fluids, fruit juice ( orange, pomegranate)

Mysticdoc :

healthy high protein diet

Mysticdoc :

eggs, fish, chicken , well cooked vegetables

Mysticdoc :

Also a multivitamin daily

Mysticdoc :

Vitamin B12 drops 1000 mcg daily

Customer:

thank you god bless

Mysticdoc :

very welcome

Mysticdoc :

wish her speedy recovery

Mysticdoc :

Best wishes,


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