MRSA Treatment

By: Daja Snipes

What is MRSA ?

MRSA is a bacterium that causes infections in different parts of the body. The symptoms of MRSA depend on where you're infected. Most often, it causes mild infections on the skin, like sores or boils. It can cause more serious infections or infect surgical wounds, the bloodstream, the lungs, or the urinary tract.

Can MRSA be treated ?

Your health care provider will examine the area and will be able to rub lab test to see if you have MRSA. If you have an infection on the skin, your doctor will take a culture from the infected area. Depending on your symptoms, your doctor also might test blood , urine, or sputum or mucus coughed up. MRSA is treatable. By definition, MRSA is resistance to some antibiotics. It is really challenging to treat MRSA successfully. One treatment for MRSA is penicillin.

HISTORY

MRSA was announced as "incurable." in 1989. Today we treat MRSA with penicillin. Penicillin helps treat the symptoms of MRSA.
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