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MRSA Infection


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Annelies
- 3121 days ago - mayoclinic.com
MRSA infection is caused by Staphylococcus aureus bacteria -- often called "staph." MRSA stands for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. It's a strain of staph that's resistant to the broad-spectrum antibiotics commonly used to treat it. MRSA can



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Joycey B (750)
Thursday September 4, 2008, 2:38 pm
Thanks for this information Annelies.
 

laurel w (207)
Thursday September 4, 2008, 2:42 pm
With all of the overuse and misuse of antibiotics we will see strep and staph stains that are totally resistant. I went to a lecture by doctors from around the world and they said we are returning to the days before the discovery of Penicillin.
The era of superbugs is arriving.
 

ROBIN M (312)
Thursday September 4, 2008, 5:10 pm
thanks for the information
 

Natali m (86)
Thursday September 4, 2008, 7:06 pm
That's very scary! My husband had a staph infection after surgery, they had to operate again, and it took endless doses of antibiotics to clear the infection.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday September 4, 2008, 9:56 pm
Thanks for the information.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday September 4, 2008, 10:05 pm
Informative news, thanks.
 

JOSSIE ROSS (62)
Thursday September 4, 2008, 10:15 pm
YEP, SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT, MANY INFECTIONS AFTER OPERATIONS & VERY SCARY...THANKS ANNELIES
 

lori r (13)
Thursday September 4, 2008, 11:34 pm
I personally had several staph infections; one almost cost me a leg. The antibiotics were rapidly becoming useless and tissue had to be removed, resulting in huge scars that remind me daily. During my last hospitilization for cancer surgery, I was sent to recover in a nearby hotel BEFORE my surgical dressings were changed! I became aware of the rampant spread of MRSA and want to advise others; and if you MUST take antibiotics PLEASE finish them all. My best advice though is stick with a good diet and supplements to keep your immune system running top-notch! Thanks, Annelies; more folks need to know!
 

Nancy M (199)
Friday September 5, 2008, 7:33 am
Yes, if you must take antibiotics- take them. If you don't need antibiotics (i.e. it is a cold) don't take them. And the best doctor will do a culture to find out what you have in order to pick the best antibiotic. If you need surgery- find out the infection rate at the hospital- go to the hsopital with the lowest infection rate.

And wash your hands, wash your hands, wash your hands!
 

Deborah Hooper (59)
Friday September 5, 2008, 9:19 am
It lives in your nose, if you touch your nose, pick your nose, or blow your nose, wash your hands before touching any other part of your body.
 

Natali m (86)
Friday September 5, 2008, 10:02 am
WOW, Deborah, I didn't know that... so quit picking people!!! LOL
 

Nancy M (199)
Friday September 5, 2008, 10:09 am
Yes, everyone carries staph on their skin, armpits, nose, moist areas, etc. Over 25% of all people actually carry Staph aureus but most do not carry MRSA as far as I know. Yeah- so don't pick your friends nose!
 

Carina Eriksson (61)
Saturday September 6, 2008, 2:51 am
Noted with thanks Annelies! This is so important to know, staph infections are hard to cure and so easy to contract. Great info!
 
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