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Posted: 1/31/2011 8:06:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/31/2011 8:07:15 PM EDT by BlackRifle76]
So this guy I work with has MRSA on his neck. Was riding around in a car with him for 2 days. Should I be worried? He used a lot of sanitizer.

He is on antibiotics and has a big open wound on his neck. He keeps it covered with a big bandage and medical tape per his doctors instructions.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 8:09:36 PM EDT
Dibs!
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 8:10:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GC456:
Dibs!

damn, i was beat.

Link Posted: 1/31/2011 8:10:16 PM EDT
You'll be fine.

Statistically, 1/3 of the people you interact with every day are staph carriers.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 8:10:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/31/2011 8:11:58 PM EDT by www-glock19-com]
unless you have open wounds or touched your mucus membranes after you touched his wounds/seepage or are some how immune compromised I wouldn't worry about it
hell ya probably have it in your sinuses or on you skin long before ya found out about this guy anyway
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 8:10:34 PM EDT
Wow.

Just for shiggles what kind of car was it?
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 8:10:37 PM EDT
As long as you two didn't cuddle you should be ok.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 8:12:20 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Tolip:
You'll be fine.

Statistically, 1/3 of the people you interact with every day are staph carriers.


Garden variety Staph aureus != MRSA
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 8:12:21 PM EDT
im too lazy to look up the stats of how much of the population has MRSA in their nasal cavity. another study showed the majority had it in their shower. do you have any open wounds? do you have any kind of compromised immune system?

if yes does he wash his hands very well after changing the bandage?

if no i would be worried.

otherwise i wouldnt be very concerned.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 8:12:48 PM EDT
This thread will get locked, they are working on the magazine issue for the E4. Wait,.... n/m








Link Posted: 1/31/2011 8:13:00 PM EDT
Jeez guys, it's not the plague. Wash your hands, don't worry about it.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 8:14:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/31/2011 8:16:37 PM EDT by BlackRifle76]

Originally Posted By Venkman:
Wow.

Just for shiggles what kind of car was it?

Expedition.

He has been using a lot of sanitizer. He did touch some of my stuff.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 8:14:53 PM EDT
Originally Posted By FortyFiveAutomatic:
Originally Posted By Tolip:
You'll be fine.

Statistically, 1/3 of the people you interact with every day are staph carriers.


Garden variety Staph aureus != MRSA


MRSA is still very common.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 8:15:53 PM EDT
sanitary wash your stuff and everything it came in contact with. Scrub up with some betadine and give it some soak time. Bactrim (combo antibiotic) works nice. Cipro doesn't do shit.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 8:16:43 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Tolip:
Originally Posted By FortyFiveAutomatic:
Originally Posted By Tolip:
You'll be fine.

Statistically, 1/3 of the people you interact with every day are staph carriers.


Garden variety Staph aureus != MRSA


MRSA is still very common.


VRSA is getting more common also. yay.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 8:17:30 PM EDT
Played my IPOD on the stereo. Handed me a bottle of water.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 8:20:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Stonerriflefan44:
This thread will get locked, they are working on the magazine issue for the E4. Wait,.... n/m









That's question one for the arfcom word scramble.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 8:23:34 PM EDT
You'll be fine.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 8:23:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/31/2011 8:24:05 PM EDT by www-glock19-com]

Originally Posted By Tolip:


MRSA is still very common.

remember when the NFL had a little out break

http://www.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,1853828,00.html

Link Posted: 1/31/2011 8:26:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Tolip:
Originally Posted By FortyFiveAutomatic:
Originally Posted By Tolip:
You'll be fine.

Statistically, 1/3 of the people you interact with every day are staph carriers.


Garden variety Staph aureus != MRSA


MRSA is still very common.

In the jail and prison system it is. My cousin went to jail for a couple months and got MRSA.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 8:27:31 PM EDT
He probably touched the open wound and then touched all the surfaces he thought you might touch. Probably. After touching his winkydinky hole as a bonus first.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 8:31:54 PM EDT

From here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methicillin-resistant_Staphylococcus_aureus

That is one nasty infection, sorry dude!!!

Link Posted: 1/31/2011 8:50:14 PM EDT
It's as dangerous as SARS, bird flu and swine flu. You'll probably be dead within a week. I saw it on the news.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 8:58:28 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Spiral_Out:
It's as dangerous as SARS, bird flu and swine flu. You'll probably be dead within a week. I saw it on the news.


to be fair to the news, it is much worse than sars/birdflu/swineflu depending on where it is. staph of the genitals (manscaping accident) could very well end in removal of ur best friend.

Link Posted: 1/31/2011 9:03:42 PM EDT
Just wait until it goes AIRBORNE

Link Posted: 1/31/2011 9:07:07 PM EDT
Let's "weaponize" it.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 9:09:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By anbbna:
Originally Posted By Spiral_Out:
It's as dangerous as SARS, bird flu and swine flu. You'll probably be dead within a week. I saw it on the news.


to be fair to the news, it is much worse than sars/birdflu/swineflu depending on where it is. staph of the genitals (manscaping accident) could very well end in removal of ur best friend.

Darwin wins again
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 9:15:24 PM EDT
As long as you didnt lick his neck...

or touch it, you should be fine. Just use lots of hand sanitizer around him.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 10:00:08 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 10:11:46 PM EDT
Originally Posted By BlackRifle76:
So this guy I work with has MRSA on his neck. Was riding around in a car with him for 2 days. Should I be worried? He used a lot of sanitizer.

He is on antibiotics and has a big open wound on his neck. He keeps it covered with a big bandage and medical tape per his doctors instructions.


I had MRSA 3 summers ago. Yes you should be worried! If he really has it, he should not be at work(makes me believe he doesn't have MRSA but another infection). MRSA's extremely contagious........EXTREMELY! And it's not on his neck, it's throughout his body, so anything he touches or breathes on is contaminated. Get yourself to med ASAP, and after you're screened, kick his fucking ass!

Link Posted: 1/31/2011 10:11:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GC456:
Dibs!

Yeah...uh, you can take his stuff. No competition here.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 10:42:41 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Tolip:
Originally Posted By FortyFiveAutomatic:
Originally Posted By Tolip:
You'll be fine.

Statistically, 1/3 of the people you interact with every day are staph carriers.


Garden variety Staph aureus != MRSA


MRSA is still very common.


There's garden variety MRSA and then there's the highly pathogenic, flesh eating kind.
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 4:16:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/1/2011 4:19:52 PM EDT by BlackRifle76]
No, he has it for sure. He went to the ER after I told him he should get that huge knot on his neck checked out.

They screened it for MRSA and it came back positive. The ER lanced it and it is draining. He has a big bandage over it and is on some strong drugs.

Doctor didn't tell him to not come to work. So he's been at work everyday. I have been washing my hands like crazy, but we all work in a small office.

The guy has a hole in his neck.
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 5:40:33 PM EDT
Hibicleanse (sp) a few times a week will be his friend, might be yours for peace of mind but don't over do it.
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 5:53:20 PM EDT
Fire Just burn it all
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 5:53:48 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Tolip:
You'll be fine.

Statistically, 1/3 of the people you interact with every day are staph carriers.


That's why I always try to keep my daily human interaction down to a 2 person maximum.
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 5:56:43 PM EDT
I've had dozens of patients with MRSA.

I wouldn't be too worried.
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 5:59:41 PM EDT
You'll be fine, don't worry about it.




Some of the responses here...
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 6:10:16 PM EDT
Staph is every where.
Don't worry so much about HIS.
You need to make sure your personal hygiene is kept up.
My husband got MRSA post op I have seen gaping chest wounds and limbs hanging by a tendon. But I have never
seen such a horrendous and aggressive infection like this.
I literally burned sheets, pillows, shirts and anything that came in contact with the wound. The shower, tub sinks ( usually touch points got a peroxide bath after antibacterial wash was used)
This isn't the usual but his wound was significant and the dressings did not contain all the bio hazard fluids.
No one else was affected. He has been on IV antibiotics since 12/22/2010.
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 6:12:05 PM EDT
I eat MRSA and VRE for breakfast....


No worries.
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 6:17:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/1/2011 6:17:52 PM EDT by ViaDolorosa]
Originally Posted By Cozmacozmy:

From here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methicillin-resistant_Staphylococcus_aureus

That is one nasty infection, sorry dude!!!



Originally Posted By ecgRN:
I eat MRSA and VRE for breakfast....


No worries.


The picture makes me hungry too...





















Link Posted: 2/1/2011 6:36:53 PM EDT
I believe that 1/3 number IS for MRSA - everyone carries staph on their skin.
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 10:05:07 PM EDT
Originally Posted By anbbna:
Originally Posted By Spiral_Out:
It's as dangerous as SARS, bird flu and swine flu. You'll probably be dead within a week. I saw it on the news.


to be fair to the news, it is much worse than sars/birdflu/swineflu depending on where it is. staph of the genitals (manscaping accident) could very well end in removal of ur best friend.



Didn't that happen to an ARFCOMer a few years back? He got a boil or something on his sack and it got all nasty so he went to the hospital and they asked if he had written a will.....

Serious stuff...
Link Posted: 2/2/2011 3:12:01 AM EDT
Originally Posted By R2point0:
I believe that 1/3 number IS for MRSA - everyone carries staph on their skin.


~30% of people's noses are colonized with staph a.
MRSA numbers I've seen are something like 1-5%.

Either way, the numbers are high enough to assume you're being exposed to it on a regular basis. Personal hygiene is the best option.
Link Posted: 2/2/2011 3:58:49 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Tolip:
Originally Posted By R2point0:
I believe that 1/3 number IS for MRSA - everyone carries staph on their skin.


~30% of people's noses are colonized with staph a.
MRSA numbers I've seen are something like 1-5%.

Either way, the numbers are high enough to assume you're being exposed to it on a regular basis. Personal hygiene is the best option.


I still think you're low, but I can't find my source.

My understanding is that, on the skin, MRSA is harmless - whatever few cells invade are killed by our immune systems. However, compromise the immune system or break the skin, you may have a problem.
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