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MRSA Infection

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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.

Thursday September 4, 2008, 10:15 pm

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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