Can Mrsa Enter The Eye? If So What Are The Symptoms?


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The area around the eye will become rather red, tender and sore. The skin will also quickly become infected. The skin may have a number of boils, cellulitis or abscesses. You will also feet itching and irritating around the area of the eye, too.

MRSA, or Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus was first discovered way back in 1961, but it’s in recent years that it seems to have become a problem. It is an infectious bacteria that is actually resistant to some of the most common antibiotics used today. It is resistant to amoxicillin, penicillin, methicillin and oxacillin. The bacterium is spread through contact with other people who have MRSA on their skin. It can also be spread by touching objects with the bacteria on.

MRSA infections generally occur within hospitals, but can sometimes appear outside of them. Hospital patients are at the greatest risk of getting the infection, especially those that are elderly and who have weak immune systems. Other kinds of MRSA exist too.

One other form is the community-associated MRSA. This has become more common ever since MRSA was discovered back in the 60s. This bacterial infection can occur in non-patients outside of the hospital, and in people that are otherwise completely healthy.

MRSA can affect a number of different parts of the body. This includes the skin, and as mentioned, the eyes. The most common symptoms are outlined above, and early treatment for the condition can stop the infection getting too much of a hold of your health.

If you’re under the impression that you have the condition then you need to seek help from your doctor immediately. They will be able to provide you with the help you need, or transfer you to somewhere that is going to be able to provide you with the medication and treatment that you require.
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Anonymous answered
Mrsa can enter the eye my 8 year old son just got out of the hospital and it is in his eye.
Last Tuesday we had him at the doctor for running a fever and a rash they tested him for strep but it was negative gave him antibotics and sent him home and later that evening his eye swelled and by Wednesday morning it was terrible and I took him back and he said it was pink eye and gave him drops.  I took him home he took a nap and by the time he woke up his eye was worse and swollen down his face and above his eye.  I took him back to emergency room and they put him in for cellulitus and they did a swab and by Sunday it was confirmed to be MRSA.  He is still not better but he is home and his eye ball is still swelled and behind the eye also.  His eye was really red and there was no signs of infection from his eye at all just swelling and redness. So if you think you have this immediatley be tested.  He will have to see and eye doctor Thursday and I am hoping his eye is ok but day by day it seems to get better.  He also had really sharp pains above his eye.
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Anonymous answered
Swelling,itching and blurry vision due to pressure from swelling.There can also be redness and a discharge of "Pus" from the eye.I am not a health care professional,but am a patient that has been through this.If you suspect MRSA infection,DO NOT WAIT to see if it goes away.See your doctor immediately.
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Anonymous answered
MRSA stands for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Symptoms of MRSA near or on eye is:
  • The place will become red and tender.
  • Skin will be infected and might have boils, abscesses, or
  • You feel itching and irritation on or near that area.

Wash your face or eye as much as possible with clean water
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Anonymous answered
My daughter has mrsa , before I took her to the doctor I touched it after it popped. I was not thinking and touched my eye. How long before symptoms begin to appear?
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ray of light answered
MRSA is not a virus, it is a bacteria called Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus. This bacteria is very difficult to treat. This can cause infection on skin, systemic and in eye as well. First go for culture test to diagnose MRSA and then take appropriate medicine.
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Suhail Ajmal answered
MRSA is bacteria that can cause infection at any part of your body. If you talk about eye then the common symptoms are redness and swelling but still there are patients which don't even see symptoms in MRSA and look healthy. So there is no fix time in appearing the symptoms. You must consult your doctor in advance and explain the situation.
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My granddaughter has had a stye for the last three weeks. It is not getting better and she is now developing blotches on other parts of her face. She is taking antibiotics and an ointment for her eye. Could this be mrsa? And if it is, what are the treatments?

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