Can You Get Rid Of MRSA, Or Does It Stay In Your System?


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Elizabeth Leake Profile
Elizabeth Leake answered
MRSA is a bacterial infection which is strongly resistant to antibiotics. If infected with it, it is difficult to get rid of, though there are certain antibiotics to which it is not resistant. If infected with it, you are a carrier.

The bateria S. Aureus can be found on the skin and often in the nasal passages of healthy people. What makes MRSA deadly is its resistance to common antibiotics. While it can mostly be found in hospitals and in those with weakened immune systems, it can also be discovered in healthy people. A study of 1,300 healthy children found that 2.4% were infected with the resistant form of the bacteria.

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is resistant to the antibiotics used for common staph infections. It is common in people with weakened immune systems, those working or being cared for in a health-care facility, as well as in those who share personal items such as razors or towels. It was first discovered to be rampant in intravenous drug-users.

To prevent infection, there are several steps which can be taken. Keeping your workplace and home clean, and washing your hands frequently are basic steps. Do not share personal items, and keep open wounds covered.

While it is not required that those suffering from MRSA be isolated, unless the sores caused by wound drainage cannot be safely covered, they should not take part in skin-to-skin activities. It is important to go to your doctor, who will prescribe antibiotics. The course of antibiotics should be completed, or it is possible MRSA will remain in your system.
Ellie Hoe Profile
Ellie Hoe answered
Yes, MRSA can be treated successfully. MRSA are bacteria and can be acquired from the community and hospitals. Hospitals are big source of these bacteria. MRSA are also present in environment and on our body especially nose without any harm.

MRSA are opportunistic bacteria and can cause skin infections whenever body gets any cut, burn or injury. These bacteria grow on cuts, burns and injuries. If MRSA enter in blood then can cause systemic infections.

MRSA are resistant to many antibiotics and are difficult to treat. Some special antibiotics can treat these bacteria successfully. Once treated, same infection can not reoccur but exposure to new bacteria from hospitals, contaminated objects and from infected people can reinfect healthy people.
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Tom Preston answered
I downloaded this for you hope it helps
Get a good orthopedist.Demand an mri so the source of the infection can be found and cultured.The infection could be surfacing from the skin by drainage,however the source could be from a different place.M.R.S.A can be colonized in the body if treatment is a success.Always keep hand sanitizer around.Even when you blow your nose.Sanitize your hands.And don't freek out about being contageous.M.R.S.A is everywhere.Countertops,doorknobs,bathrooms.etc..There is no stopping it.Most people in the world have it in there bodies.It may or may not ever surface or cause a problem in some people.M.R.S.A has been around since the 1970's that we know of.There are far more problems to worry about

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Anonymous answered
How3 do you get rid of mrsa
Arsalan Maqbool Profile
Arsalan Maqbool answered
The traces of mrsa in your body do makes you a carrier and it is even more risky for you since you work in a nursing home and some one else can get them.Try using creams and shampoo specifically made for getting rid of them.

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