MRSA STAPH INFECTION CAN EFFECT DIABETICS
MRSA pronounced mer-sa, is a very very serious bacterial infection that can happen in diabetic patients.
This particular infection of the skin has the full name of methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus. This is an organism that is known to promote skin infections along with many other kinds of infections. Sometimes these staph infections can also be hospital acquired. When nurses and other hospital staff are not being clean enough, this infections carry over from other patients that already brought it in in the first place. This infection is highly contagious. You can get it from contact with others who have it or touching what they touch if not careful to clean up after where they made contact.
MRSA was first seen around the year 1961. S. aureus has been around ever since humans were here, but this staph came to be known much later.
People that have psoriasis are also at a higher risk of contracting this type of staph infection since psoriasis does cause dry patches and scaly skin that is very red.
Treatment for this staph infection means using certain antibiotics. A cream known as mupirocin antibiotic cream can put a stop to the infection from the mucous membranes. The best way to find out how to tackle this infection is to use special techiques done in a lab which are microbiological that tell which antibiotics are best to kill it. This staph infection can be stubborn and often antibiotic resistant, so other treatments may be necessary to get rid of it. Taking the full course of antibiotics prescribe is very important, or the infection is likely to recur and not go away.
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Cellulitis is another serious skin problem. Please visit this page.
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