0 lives impacted in the last 24 hrs Learn More
If my mom has a boil and is diagnosed with MRSA and I have had a total hip replacement can I be in danger of catching the MRSA in my hip replacement? Or if I have any open sores on me?
All user-generated information on this site is the opinion of its author only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for any medical conditions. Members and guests are responsible for their own posts and the potential consequences of those posts detailed in our Terms of Service.
Add a Comment1 Comments
Thank you for writing.
In many cases, a person has surgery, their immune system is compromised until they recover.
An MRSA infection can spread through several mechanisms:
From one area of the body to another
To help reduce your chance of getting an MRSA infection, take the following steps:
Thoroughly wash your hands often with soap and water.
Keep cuts and wounds clean and covered until healed.
Avoid contact with other people’s wounds and materials contaminated by wounds.
If you are hospitalized, visitors and healthcare workers may be required to wear special clothing and gloves to prevent transmission.
Anon, it's best not to have close contact with anyone who has MRSA, even if your surgical wounds are covered. As mentioned above, any contact with a person who has this infection -or anything they touch - could risk the spread of the infection.June 18, 2018 - 10:41am