Flesh Eating Bacteria | Can Necrotizing Facsiitis Eat Away At Bone, As Well As The Skin And Muscle?

This flesh-eating bacteria creates toxins that literally act almost like someone injected sulfuric acid inside your skin, and you know what sulfuric acid does to you if you touch it….it causes severe burns and even eats away at metal. The bacteria literally “eat away at the skin and the muscle” from the inside out.Just soft tissue, not bone.This is what I found:If NF is detected during the early    .. more …

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New Staff Outbreak | I Have A Problem With People Not Washing Their Hands And I Need Your Help?

I am a resident assistant at a University and I noticed many girls on my floor do not wash their hands, even when we had a nasty outbreak of a gastrointestinal illness. Does anyone know where i could find a picture of what your hands look like when you leave the bathroom without washing? Like a picture that would simulate the large amount of germs on your hands?Also, how about some ways to    .. more …

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Mrsa | Enanta Pharmaceuticals Initiates Phase 1 Study Of MRSA Infection Candidate EDP-788

WATERTOWN, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Enanta Pharmaceuticals, Inc., ( ENTA ) a research and development-focused biotechnology company dedicated to creating small molecule drugs in the infectious disease field, today announced the initiation of a Phase 1 clinical study of EDP-788, Enanta’s investigational compound for MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus ) infections. EDP-788 is being    .. more …

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Mrsa Treatment | Stories That Had Tampa Abuzz In 2013

There was no shortage of stories that generated plenty of water-cooler talk around the Tampa Bay area in 2013. From a feud between two high-profile radio personalities, to a weather anomaly that seemed to occur on a daily basis, to a restaurant’s questionable choice of menu items, these stories – ranging from serious to funny to just bizarre – were top of mind, at least for a little while.Here is    .. more …

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Flesh Eating Bacteria | If You Get Invited To A Chickenpox Party, Decline

COLD SPRING, N.Y. – A few weeks ago, I stumbled across the Facebook group “Chickenpox Parties – New York Metro Area.” It has 143 members, all of whom, I’m guessing, are parents who have chosen not to vaccinate their kids against chickenpox and instead hope to build their kids’ immunity the old-fashioned way, by directly exposing them to the germs of a pox-infected child. They are not alone:    .. more …

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Staph Infection | Chiefs' McCluster Cleared Of MRSA But Will Miss Game At Oakland

McCluster suffered a small cut in his ankle during last week’s win at Washington, where he returned punts for a club-record 177 yards, including a 74-yard touchdown. After practice on Wednesday, the ankle became swollen, and it did not respond to an initial treatment that included a swab on the infection site and antibiotics.Chiefs physician Cris Barnthouse performed a procedure on Thursday    .. more …

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New Staff Outbreak | Will The Doctor Or Staff Keep My Genital Hsv Private During Delivery?

I have had hsv 1 genitally for a few years. I have never had a reoccurent outbreak. I would like to start a family in the future, I am wondering if the doctors can keep that info private during delivery when so many family and staff will be around. I’m sure I won’t have an out break suddenly during labor but I know the doctor will look out for signs. Will he keep that to him or her self?Yes, they    .. more …

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New Staff Outbreak | Can You Get An HPV Wart In A Place Where You Have No Direct Body Contact?

Can you get a genital wart in one location of your body through exposure at another? For example, could thigh to thigh contact lead to an outbreak on your buttocks or elsewhere? Also, is it true that the virus has typically run its course if you have no outbreaks for a certain amount of time, although it never truly is eradicated? Finally, certain strains show no symptoms in men. How would men    .. more …

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New Mrsa Outbreak | What Helps Ease The Painful Sores From MRSA?

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I have MRSA. I have 3 medications. 2 oral and 1 topical. Can I put the cream on more than twice a day as directed to make it heal faster? Is my boyfriend safe from it? Should he stay somewhere else until it clears? I have it on my skin, arms, back, shoulders, ect. Please helpNo, applying the ointment more often will not make it heal faster. Apply as directed. The danger with your boyfriends    .. more …

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Flesh Eating Bacteria | Double Infection Of Flesh-Eating Bacteria Puts Man In Coma [Warning: Graphic]

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An emergency case Tocco Tussardi and her colleagues were part of the team that treated a 44-year-old man who first sought medical treatment for a fever and severe back pain that over-the-counter painkillers couldn’t ease. His doctor had prescribed stronger painkillers, but the fever continued, and the man’s right buttock became red and inflamed, prompting the administration of antibiotics.The    .. more …

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