Does Mrsa Itch?

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Mrsa looks dry and flaky when it's healing. Yes, yes, yes it itches more as it heals. The more it itch the better it'd healing......
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I currently have MRSA on the right side of my buttocks...this is not the first time I've had it. The other 3 times I've gone to the Dr. And took an antibiotic they prescribed, but this time I didn't go to the Dr. It drained on it's own and I keep it covered 24x7 with an antibiotic cream. It's starting to heal, but now there are other "pimple" like bumps that itch like crazy. There's one about 4-5 inches below, one right next to the sore, and another about 2-3 inches away. They just itch really bad but don't hurt like the MRSA sore did. Is this normal? Is this signs of more MRSA sores coming? I think maybe it's caused from irritation from the tape I've been using to hold the gauze in place, but not sure.
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No, MRSA or Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus do not cause itching. MRSA infection starts with small red bumps which then turn in to painful abscesses or boils. Many people have itching while having MRSA, but this itching is not due to MRSA infection but it can be due to side effects of medicines. Sometimes, people get itching first and scratch the affected area vigorously, this can cause damage to skin. MRSA which are already present on skin without any harm, find good environment to develop on this damage skin. So, itching simply turn in to MRSA infection due to scratching.
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I disagree with the previous blogger, yes MRSA does itch. I had three outbreaks and every time I though I was having an allergic reaction to something. My nostrils, eyes and entire skin is itchy.

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