A large number of people suffer from MRSA (Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus) every year. With the increase in the number of people suffering from the infection it is important that with time people should learn to arm yourself against MRSA
MRSA (Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus) is mainly caused by staph bacteria and is identified through blood test or urine test. The bacteria are the common cause of skin infection though it is a simple skin infection. If not treated on time it can easily move to your joints, bones, heart valves, bloodstream and lungs resulting in severe pain and in some cases it may also lead to death.
Let us know what causes MRSA and how to arm yourself against MRSA
Main cause of MRSA is staph bacteria commonly found in human beings specifically in nose. The bacteria become problematic if it spreads to other part of your body. Most of the time it enters through cut that later develops into infection though the infection is not serious but in some cases it can worsen to the patient’s death. MRSA can spread by contact. You can easily get MRSA from other person or simply touching object which has bacteria on them.
People with poor immune system are more prone towards MRSA take special precautions while visiting hospitals, nursing home and health care centers. The easy way to arm yourself against MRSA is antibiotics though MRSA is resistant to some antibiotics. The best prescribed is vancomycin or teicoplanin among others follow your doctor’s advice carefully even if you are feeling better do not stop taking antibiotics unless you are told to do so by your doctor.
Don’t while suffering from MRSA (Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus)
- Consult a qualified doctor and do not take any medicine on your own
- Never pick or pop the sore
- Always keep the infected area covered with dry bandage
- Do not share your belongings
- Wash your hands often
- Clean non washable things with an antibacterial solution
- Take extra precaution
People may carry the bacteria mainly in their nose or on their skin for many weeks with people with low immune system it may be for years as well. At times people with strong immune system can cure themselves without any antibiotics. However there are always chances of bacteria to relapse. Therefore it is highly recommendable to consult a doctor.
In the recent times, a number of medical institutions are spreading awareness about MRSA among their patients as it has now emerged as the need of the hour. If the correct knowledge is not there then the condition can worsen to a great extent. Also, once, you see the symptoms, it is suggested that you opt for medical assistance as soon as possible. Opting for self medication is a strict “No No” as it can lead to fatal consequences.