MRSA stands for Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus.
MRSA is exactly what its name says it is, it is a staphylococcal bacterial infection that has a resistance to the medication, methicillin.
In general, it is a skin infection that if not treated properly can spread to organs. Although MRSA has only been around since the 1960s it has become known as a superbug because of its resistance to different drugs.
MRSA is classified as a "serious" infection because it can be deadly and highly contagious. Some strains of MRSA can be very difficult to treat due to drug resistance, which is why it is important to take any symptoms of MRSA seriously.
Symptoms can include redness on the skin, blisters and open sores that are painful, more severe symptoms can include fever and chills.
Since it is a staphylococcal infection, theoretically, it can be picked up almost anywhere, but it is mostly found in hospitals. This infection usually targets older or unhealthy people and school athletes, healthy people rarely get infected.
Most of us are carriers of the infection, which means we carry the MRSA bacteria on our skin, in our nose or even in our blood system, but do not develop an infection. If an infection does develop, it is very important to know how to handle a person with the infection, so that the infection does not spread.
It is imperative that gloves be worn at all times when handling all items related to the infection and hands should be washed immediately after removing gloves. The use of mouth covers is also recommended. Any materials used by the person with the infection such as sheets and towels should be washed regularly.
Although, MRSA is resistant to many antibiotics, the good news is that it can be treated. A combination of drugs can be taken to fight the disease. In some cases, the infection may recur because the medication reduces the strength of your immune system or does not kill the infection completely.
Some treatments can last up to a year and can become expensive. However, there is a new treatment that is said to kill atypical cells, which means it can fight various diseases including MRSA and cancer.
This treatment is cream based and is made up of natural minerals. It works with the immune system to fight any abnormal cells. It has shown great improvement in past MRSA patients. This treatment can be reviewed further at this link. This website also offers testimonials from past users and their experiences with this cream.