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MRSA Decolonization Hospital – Eczema implications

A quick post on the latest study published in the above New England Journal of Medicine on the effectiveness of chlorhexidine soap on the decolonization of MRSA in hospitals. 1. Investigating if targeted decolonization or universal decolonization are more effective in hospitals. Why hospitals? Hospitals is one of the common areas where staph bacteria S. aureus […]

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Staph Bacteria Series with Dr. Clay Cockerell: Understanding Treatment Options & MRSA

Bacteria on Skin Understanding Staph Bacteria on Eczema Skin Understanding Treatment Options for Staph infection and MRSA Prevention of Staph Infection Treatment for Staph Infection A common treatment for Staph infection is the use of an antibiotic either topical or oral. Pus may also be drained (only by doctor!). Dr. Clay, what are the common types/names […]

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Eczema Facts

Eczema Complications series – Folliculitis

This is a 4-topic series focused on complications from eczema and mainly inspired because my daughter recently had impetigo. Moreover, the potential complications from bacterial, viral and fungal infection are not very often emphasized yet a child with eczema is often vulnerable to infections. So let’s explore! Bacterial Infection Last week, we covered viral infections – […]

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Eczema Complications – Impetigo for Eczema Child

Impetigo is a common bacterial infection for children ages 2 to 5, and more likely for a child with pre-existing skin condition such as eczema. Today’s article aims to find out more about impetigo, its signs (how to recognize it early), its treatment, prevention and the correlation between impetigo and eczema/atopic dermatitis. What is Impetigo? Impetigo […]

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Eczema Research News – Reduce Staph Bacteria?

This is part of a quarterly round-up of some of the recent eczema-related studies, so that we can be aware of possible treatments and their efficacy (and I can also keep myself updated with the latest eczema research!) Today’s topic is on Staph Bacteria, should we Reduce it? Staph, short for Staphylococcus aureus, is a bacteria that […]

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Staph Bacteria Series with Dr. Clay Cockerell: Prevention of Staph Infection

Bacteria on Skin Understanding Staph Bacteria on Eczema Skin Understanding Treatment Options for Staph infection and MRSA Prevention of Staph Infection How Staph Bacteria Passes From One To Another Staph bacteria, including MRSA, are spread from skin-to-skin or by contact with surfaces and objects. Staph bacteria present in mucous lining of the nose can be passed to […]

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Staph Bacteria Series with Dr. Clay Cockerell: Understanding Staph Bacteria on Eczema Skin

Bacteria on Skin Understanding Staph Bacteria on Eczema Skin Understanding Treatment Options for Staph infection and MRSA Prevention of Staph Infection Last week, Dr. Clay Cockerell gave us some basics about the type of bacteria found on our skin. This week, we will discuss Staphylococcus aureus (“Staph”) and other harmful bacteria. Staphylococcus aureus worsens Eczema Skin […]

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Staph Bacteria Series with Dr. Clay Cockerell: Bacteria on Your Skin

The Invisible Factor affecting your Child’s Eczema Rash – Skin Bacteria More on Dr. Cockerell – Dr. Clay Cockerell was the president of the American Academy of Dermatology in 2005. He is a renowned medical educator having overseen an educational program designed to train the next generation of dermatologists and dermatopathologists and the author of […]