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You have been tested for MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphylococci) and found to be an MRSA carrier.
A healthy person has little risk of becoming seriously ill with MRSA, but the bacteria can in some cases lead to troublesome infections such as boils and sores.
People with health problems may be at risk of serious infections that need prolonged and complicated treatment.
To get rid of the bacteria you will need appropriate treatment, and it is of great importance that you undergo the prescribed course of treatment in order to make sure that the bacteria have been removed
Each day you must
On the following pages you will find the relevant instructions.
After treatment a check-up may prove necessary following consultation with the MRSA-team.
If you have questions, you are welcome to contact us.
Nasal ointment Bactroban® is used to remove MRSA-bacteria from nose and throat.
The ointment must be applied to both nostrils twice a day, that is morning and evening.
is for use in the nose only and must not be combined with other nasal ointments.
should not be used if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. Check the information leaflet for further side effects.
If more members of your household are undergoing treatment, each person should have his or her own tube of ointment, and we recommend synchronous treatment.
Once each day you must take a shower washing body and hair with chlorhexidine soap 4 in order to remove MRSA bacteria from the surface of your skin.
Do not use other kinds of soap and shampoo while you are undergoing treatment.
After your shower you may use deodorant, after-shave and moisturizing cream.
To prevent dry skin caused by the 4% chlorhexidine soap we recommend that you use a rich moisturizing cream after your shower. Some creams reduce the effect of the antibacterial soap. You can find a list of recommended creams on the website of Statens Serum Institut (SSI), www.SSI.dk. Look for ‘hudplejeprodukter’.
Jewelry can make it difficult to disinfect all areas of your body, so do not wear for example rings on your fingers, earrings and body piercing jewelry for the duration of your treatment.
On the second day of your treatment you must scald your toothbrush or replace it with a new one.
Chlorhexidine 4% soap is an antiseptic and disinfectant liquid soap used to eliminate bacteria on skin surfaces. No perfume and no preservatives have been added.
Skin irritation: in rare cases, the chlorhexidine in the disinfectant soap can cause an allergic reaction. If your treatment leads to severe irritation of the skin such as rash or itching, stop using the soap and contact the MRSA-team. Chlorhexidine soap can be used during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.
Bactroban 2% is a nasal ointment that contains a narrow spectrum antibiotic (Mupirocin) used to remove staphylococci from nose/throat.
The ointment can be used during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.
In case of adverse effects, call your contact nurse at the Unit of Infection Hygiene.
If you need urgent assistance outside the opening hours of the Unit of Infection Hygiene, you have to call the Emergency Medical Service.
Place an amount of ointment – the size of a big match-tip – on one side of a Q-Tip.
Turn the Q-Tip and place a similar amount of ointment on it and apply it to the other nostril. Dispose of the Q-Tip.
Apply the ointment to the first cm of one nostril and make sure that is is spread evenly.
Now gently press the sides of your nostrils together to spread the ointment on your nose.
Rinse your body thoroughly.
Turn off the water. Begin by washing your hair with the soap and then your face avoiding your eyes. Clean the areas around nose and mouth especially carefully. Next, wash your armpits and then the rest of your body paying attention to skin folds, navel, genitals, groins and anus.
Rinse off the soap with plenty of water.