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If yes what does that mean, that it bascially lays dormant in the system unless there is a cut or wound of some sort or is it active in her body forever? Also since she is in preschool, would it be wise to encourage all parents to have their kids tested for colonized MRSA and do physicians treat you for MRSA if you are found to be a carrier.

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Helpful, trusted answers from doctors: Dr. Zimmermann on how long does mrsa stay in your body: Minocycline is excreted in the urine and feces and is metabolized partially by the liver and is removed by the body in 77.5 hours after you stop taking the medication.

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Hello MRSA can lay dormant in nasal passage of a person.This can occur even in a person who has not had any MRSA ( that is Methicillin Resistant Staph Aureus)infection.It has been found that these persons who carry MRSA in their nasal passages are at a greater risk for developing MRSA later on compared to those people who carry MSSA( that is Methicillin Sensitive Staph Aureus).

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MRSA can live on the skin, but it can be washed away. Staph can enter the body through hair follicles, so be particularly careful to clean your groin, underarms, arms, and legs. Be on the lookout ...

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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus (MRSA, pronounced mer-sa) is just like any other staph bacteria. The difference is, this strain is particularly virulent-- meaning it's tough to kill and spreads easily.It can also be fatal. Staph makes its way into the body through the skin.It can live in the skin or in the soft tissue after entering the body, but for most healthy people, it won't flou...

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Helpful, trusted answers from doctors: Dr. Zimmermann on how long does mrsa stay in your body: Minocycline is excreted in the urine and feces and is metabolized partially by the liver and is removed by the body in 77.5 hours after you stop taking the medication. 24/08/2012 · When the Dr told me, I felt like I had leprosy or HIV.

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When the Dr told me, I felt like I had leprosy or HIV. I felt as if "I did something wrong" to get such an awful thing. Anyway, it is responding beautifully to the antibiotic and is almost healed. I have to be on the pills (DOXYCYLLIN) for 20 days. I am hearing that MRSA stays in your body for the rest of your life. I am so frightented by this.

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Does MRSA stay in your body forever? I am trying to find out if this is contagious if a family member had it a few years ago does it stay in the body forever? Update: Also, this person is incontinent and has to change undergarments can it be spread if they do not wash their hands properly? The infection was in the lungs as well as a wound.

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Once inside your body, MRSA can cause endocarditis, and heart valve problems. It can also infect other organs in your body as well. These infections can also form "base camps" inside your body the form of biofilms which help them evade treatment and help cause the recurring infection cycle.

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Hi and welcome to Healthcare magic. Thank you for your query. If you are talking about Staphylococcus aureus then yes, it can remain dormant for the entire life of an individual called a "carrier state". This is considered to be found in 20-30% people where Staph colonize skin, nasal cavity, throat or gastrointestinal system.Colonization means that there is no infection but such people c...