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Ethics of workplace disclosure of medical condition

My sister was recently diagnosed with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), with several open lesions. She is NOT planning to disclose this at work, but the nature of her job requires frequent contact with a vulnerable population. Is there something I need to do? [more inside]
posted by easy, lucky, free on Jan 16, 2017 - 39 answers

To date or not to date: MRSA edition.

I recently started hanging out with this lady. We have gone on 2 dates, and kissed. She told me, on the second date, that she has had MRSA in the past. It colonized her nose and she passed it on to her ex-boyfriend during an infection. She has not had an infection in 2 years, however. AM I SAFE [more inside]
posted by special agent conrad uno on Jun 23, 2015 - 17 answers

frequent topical antibiotics: triple antibiotic? iodine? chlorhexidine?

What are the odds that applying triple antibiotic ointment every month is going to breed antibiotic-resistant bacteria on my skin? I also have access to iodine and chlorhexidine. Would it help to use one of those instead? Or maybe rotate between them? [more inside]
posted by d. z. wang on Oct 22, 2014 - 15 answers

Will I die of possible staph?

I have what looks like a staph infection. I've had it for 5 days, and it has been getting better. My temperature is normal. I'm healthy and in my 20s. Normally, I'd just go to the doctor, but I'm locked in by weather. All urgent care clinics and doctors offices are closed due to ice on the road. Do I need to go to the ER via ambulance? [more inside]
posted by semaphore on Feb 12, 2014 - 13 answers

Should I skip my Bactrim dose?

YANMD, etc: I started Bactrim yesterday for a MRSA-esque skin infection. I'm experiencing side effects that don't exactly bother me (persistent headache), but the prescription info sheet warns that I should be contacting my doctor ASAP. I'll be doing that tomorrow morning, but should I skip my dose tonight? Other deets within. [more inside]
posted by Chutzler on Dec 30, 2012 - 15 answers

Should we sue the hospitals?

My father contracted MRSA during a long stay in hospital. Is it worth investigating legal action against the hospital(s)? [more inside]
posted by Diag on Dec 29, 2012 - 22 answers

Help me not get MRSA.

How do I avoid getting MRSA while I help my infected daughter and grandson? [more inside]
posted by Linnee on Aug 11, 2012 - 11 answers

Is this study on MRSA inhibition by essential oils legitimate?

Is this study about the inhibitory effect of essential oils legitimate? [more inside]
posted by sunnichka on Aug 1, 2011 - 5 answers

There are eight other plagues I would prefer before boils.

Is there any way to help stop recurrences of MRSA infections? You are not my doctor, and a few unpleasant details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 29, 2010 - 13 answers

UTI + menstruation = stuck in the tub for 10 days?

I am in serious pain with a supposed UTI. Any suggestions on ways for me to get through this without losing my mind? Waiting to get culture back from hospital, my symptoms are not typical. Scared it's something worse... [more inside]
posted by Unicorn on the cob on Feb 22, 2010 - 37 answers

Should I take the antibiotics?

MediFilter: Should I take the antibiotics for my staph infection, even though it's getting better? [more inside]
posted by nzero on Apr 16, 2009 - 39 answers

MRSA and cloth diapers

My daughter has MRSA. Is it possible she picked it up from the cloth diapers from the diaper service? [more inside]
posted by crazycanuck on Mar 10, 2009 - 12 answers

Minocin is pretty, Minocin is good

Husband diagnosed with long-term staph infection. Is this MRSA? And should/can I get tested to see if I have it too? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 8, 2008 - 4 answers

Mom diagnosed with MRSA & has complications?

Long story, starting with a diabetic having an infected kidney removed, ending with MRSA. [more inside]
posted by phox on Apr 10, 2008 - 6 answers

How do I avoid the unavoidable?

I'm having a sexual relationship with someone who has MRSA and Hepatitis C and I'm concerned about getting either... [more inside]
posted by nickerbocker on Feb 26, 2008 - 16 answers

Preventing recurrence of MRSA infection in a community space

HygeineFilter: How to prevent the recurrence of MRSA infection in a community center? [more inside]
posted by ottereroticist on Jan 8, 2006 - 10 answers

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