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Started by Jenn
Posted: December 11, 2007 at 06:19
This might seem like a stupid question, but I have to ask it. My mom just developed her first MRSA boil. She's been given an antibiotic shot, bacitracin (sp?) cream, and Septra. While I am very concerned for her well-being, I am even more concerned with me contracting it. I live in the same house with her and am scheduled to have surgery on my ankle in two days. Is it advisable to go through with the surgery? What steps should I take to make sure I don't catch it AFTER the surgery if I do go through with it? Also, what are the chances of my mom's MRSA being cured with this first treatment?
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Reply #1 by Sue
Posted: December 13, 2007 at 20:59
I would guess that you should be OK as long as your mom keeps her boil covered. I would mention this to your doctor though. Also both of you wash, wash, wash you hands! Her chances of being cured with her first treatment are as good as with her 25th treatment. It's not really how many treatments, it's more that it's the right treatment. It does sound like her doctor is taking this seriously which generally helps matters allot. Good luck!
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Reply #2 by Sue
Posted: December 13, 2007 at 21:01
I just realized that you are probably in surgery! Sorry no one answered your questions sooner. Anyway, I hope everything went well and I wish you and your mom fast recoveries!
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