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Are MRSA carrier Moms a risk to their babies?


MRSA bacteria

Study participants were tested for the presence of MRSA bacteria in their nose to see if they were a carrier.

I just ran across this MRSA study from Vanderbilt University Medical Center that examined pregnant moms. They wanted to see for mothers who were carriers of MRSA (an antibiotic resistant form of Staph aureus bacteria), would they pass MRSA bacteria along to their baby during birth, and would their baby then become infected?

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Vitamin D deficiency and risk of infection

The shorter and cooler days of Fall mean less time spent outdoors in the sun. Spending more time indoors will certainly make you lose your tan. But there’s a much more important thing you risk losing that can leave you more prone to winter colds, flu, other infections and possibly even MRSA colonization.

One of the most crucial nutrients your body needs to fight and resist infections is vitamin D. This vitamin plays a big role in helping you avoid and recover from infections. Not only does vitamin D contain antibacterial properties, it also mediates infection-fighting responses in your body’s immune system.
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Chlorhexidine baths for MRSA decolonization – Get the facts

This is the first of a 2 part series on the use of Chlorhexidine as a skin wash and MRSA decolonization protocol.

In the news lately are more scientific studies confirming the level of resistance of MRSA and Staphylococcus aureus bacteria against the antiseptic skin cleanser called chlorhexidine gluconate, or CHG. Chlorhexidine gluconate washes are commonly prescribed to help prevent MRSA infections and help in skin decolonization for MRSA. CHG is normally well tolerated, but it does have some important precautions you should know about, including some occasion serious side effects.
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Families at higher risk when caring for a child with MRSA

A new study was released about caring for children with MRSA or Staph (and I’ve included some precaution tips below). This study shows that family members are nearly 10 times more likely to be colonized by MRSA bacteria if they have a child with a Staph infection in their household. The Washington University School of Medicine study also shows that household members are more likely to be colonized with Staph aureus than the general public as well (Arch Pediat Adoles Med. 2012; 166(6): 551-557).
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Going back to work with MRSA

If you’ve lost time from work because of Staph or MRSA, then you know the stress, uncertainty and frustration these infections can inflict. On top of the often high cost of treatments, lost income from missing work can cause a huge financial strain.

You want to go back to work and get your life back on track as soon as possible. But you also want your friends, family and coworkers to be safe from catching your infection. If you’ve lost work due to Staph or MRSA then you’ve probably been wondering the following:
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Are Staph bacteria living in your nose?

Nose Staph infections

MRSA in the nose

Staph and MRSA bacteria like warm, moist environments and commonly live in the nose

A favorite place for Staph and MRSA bacteria to live and grow is in your nose. Bacteria like Staph love moist and warm places like the nose, upper respiratory system, groin and arm pits. Staph can live in your nose and not cause a nose infection, however many people get sores and infections in their nose.

For kids, the nose can get a lot of “finger traffic” which can spread Staph bacteria around to other surfaces they touch. Because Staph aureus (the bacteria responsible for MRSA) live in the nose of about 30% of all people, it’s why Staph nose infections are one of the most common types of Staph infections.
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Medical Disclaimer: Michelle Moore is not a doctor or healthcare practitioner, but she is someone who overcame many health obstacles that traditional medicine could not solve. This information is based upon Michelle Moore’s scientific research, education and personal experience and it is for educational purposes only. Information in this web site has not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

This information is not intended as medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician with any questions you may have regarding any medical condition. When choosing a healthcare provider do your own research to ensure they are right for you.

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