Methicillin-resistant Staphlococcus Aureus W/hepC.is there any natural herbs for her and they live in a small apt.no air condition, what can WE do to keep it from spreading the baby is everywhere, my son is run down from work and stress is running us all I Have RA + is their any help any sugest. I am Worried Scared and not that healthy. Any advice!!!
The woman my son lives with has hepC,just told has MRSA!She has a2yr.How protect her and FAMILEY??
- 24 Aug 2012 by Dr.Me
- 1 September 2012
- methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus infection
Oh boy. Where does she have the MRSA? Herbs to boost the immune system could be helpful, things like goldenseal and echinacea. Vitamins help too. The most important thing is being sure the utensils used are cleaned well, and hand washing on everyones part. Anything the baby might put in its mouth has to be super clean. This is one case where cleaning with something like a 10% bleach solution is important. If you are taking anything that causes you to have a decreased immunity for the RA, you have to be very cautious.
My room mate, a disabled older man, also had MRSA and Pseudomonas, another bug that hits people with MRSA. He was in a skilled nursing facility and the head nurse on the floor told me that MRSA is killed on surfaces, by alcohol, plain old alcohol. The main thing is to practice good hygiene and sanitation.especially in the bathroom and kitchen areas. When they told me Ken had MRSA and I knew I would have to changes his bandages when he got home. I freaked out a bit also. The male nurses were less freaked out about the MRSA than then female nurses who have taken care of him. The male nurses said, wear gloves, washe your hands often and use hand sanitizer also after you have washed them making sure some gets under the free edge of your nails. To the best of my knowledge, I did NOT contract the MRSA, even though I have to do most of the changing of his bandage and also of our condo. I did wash his clothing separately and used some bleach in those loads of clothes.
If the sons gf has any sores, they should be covered always with a bandage, until they are completely healed. I also used Lysol wipes to sterilize common surfaces like light switches and door handles, but alcohol will work too and it evaporates pretty quickly.all poisons and chemicals should be stored up, where the 2 year old can't get to them. Patti
Does the woman have ACTIVE MRSA, or is she just a carrier? Also,, with hepC, you have to get it either by having sex, interaction with their stool, or sharing a needle. Sharing of blood products mainly. I don't think that you have anything to worry about concerning your son, but you do have to find out if the MRSA is active. Actually 30% of the population carries MRSA, and doesn't even know it. It is carried in the nose, so I wouldn't have him picking up used tissue, and if possible, stay away from their toilet. Make sure that he washes his hands thoroughly, and if he eats any of his landlord's food, that she washes her hands after using the bathroom, and before cooking!!
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