Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
Penicillin antibiotics have been extensively used and certain bacterial strains have become resistant to them
Staph infections start as painful red bumps, resemble pimples or spider bites. They can be hard and have pus and resemble blisters. MRSA mostly causes easier to treat, treated and relatively mild skin infections that are easily treated. If however the infection gets into the system then MRSA can be potentially deadly.
Staph infections have pus and other drainage in them. If left untreated the infections goes progressively deeper into the body.
The serious infections most often affect the bloodstream, and once in the blood stream has a direct line to vital organs eg heart or lungs, or in an area of recent surgery.
MRSA seems to permanently affect the lymphatic system.
Chills, cough, chest pain, fever fatigue muscle aches rashes, shortness of breath, malaise
Bacteria can be cultured from the infected area and this can include:
• Bone biopsies
...... depending on the type of MRSA infection
Cultures can take a few days to cultivate, and this culture is used to test for the correct antibiotic to cure the infection.
This means that you will probably be given antibiotics while the culture is being done, and then this is changed when the results come back.
Muscle and joint aches
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