hospital! He started running a fever on Thanksgiving Day and his mom,(my step-daughter) thought that it was because he was teething. Well, the next morning while she was changing his diaper, she found what looked like a pimple on his little bottom and on his inner thigh. His fever got worse through the day and they took him to the doctor and the doctor admitted him to the hospital and said that he has mersa, (sorry if I spelled this wrong), they sedated him and lanced both infected sites. He is doing better today and his fever is down and he is eating and drinking. My question is, how dangerous is this for children his age? I don't have alot of knowledge about this and I am really worried about him!!
sorry to hear that brandee, hope he will be fine God willing. Mirca is kinda knew to me too. I don,t know too much about it but Im sure the doctors will inform his mom to disinfect everything he was in contact with, and to keep him away from any possible knew infections until he is well. sorry I can't be of more help on the subject. Best Wishes
MRSA stands for methicillin-resistantStaphylococcus aureus. MRSA is a "staph" germ that does not get better with the first-line antibiotics that usually cure staph infections.
When this occurs, the germ is "resistant"to the antibiotic.
Treatment of MRSA
Draining a skin infection may be the only treatment needed for a skin MRSA infection that has not spread. A health care provider should do this procedure. Do not try to pop open or drain the infection yourself. Keep any sore or wound covered with a clean bandage.
I hope everything will turn out just fine.
All the best,
a very good question and you have the right to worry! as an Adult about 3 years ago I had a similar situation being stubborn I wanted no part of the hospital, I was treated with outpatient IV antibiotics, It proved that I was on the wrong antibiotic, I ended up in the hospital with an infection that required 14days of IV antibiotics plus like your Grandson I had to have them lanced and drain tubes inserted, I eended up on 6 weeks of IV antibiotics with home care Nursing after being hospitalized the fact that he was treated soon, lanced and they have him on antibiotics and it most likely will resolve itself, its a fantastic sign that he is home and eating and drinking my reassurance won't remove your worries but maybe you can feel more at ease! I think including a Thanksgiving for the promptness and a prayer of thanks are sure on my list and my best wishes are with you and the entire family Wishing you the best! Caringsonbj
Hello Happybrandee. My nephew got MRSA. When it reappears he has to stay away from me because of my immunosuppression.
One also needs to be very careful with hygiene. Use gloves to replace bandages and be careful washing hands after and even when washing his clothes. It is contagious if not careful. Make sure if there are other children near him they do not touch his wounds and they always wash their hands.
So very sorry he has this. It is becoming very common. I hope he has a good recovery and can be home soon. Let me know how he is doing. Karen
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