Our 3-Step MRSA Treatment System is the only complete natural plan that effectively covers treating all aspects of the symptoms of MRSA. You will find much more information on our site as to why this treatment package is so effective. However, first let’s hear from no less an authority than the Mayo Clinic about the symptoms of MRSA.
MRSA stands for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus. Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, which is often called “staph” causes MRSA. This strain of staph is resistant to the general antibiotics commonly used to treat bacteria. Caution is warranted because MRSA can be fatal.
Symptoms of MRSA
MRSA, as well as other staph skin infections, generally start as small red bumps. They can look like boils, spider bites or pimples. MRSA Pictures Surgical draining can be required when these turn into deep, painful abscesses. The bacteria sometimes remain just on the skin. Other times, they can penetrate into the body. This can cause potentially life-threatening infections in surgical wounds, the bloodstream, bones, joints, heart valves and lungs.
When to seek medical advice
Keep an eye on minor skin problems (pimples, insect bites, cuts and scrapes) – especially in children. If wounds become infected, see your doctor.
Signs and symptoms of a wound infection
Pus, redness, warmth and tenderness of the wound,
A yellowish-white fluid that may have a foul smell,
Fever – ask to have any skin infection tested for MRSA before starting antibiotic therapy.
(Some drugs that treat ordinary staph aren’t effective against MRSA, and their use could lead to serious illness and more resistant bacteria.)
Tests and diagnosis
Doctors diagnose MRSA by checking a tissue sample or nasal secretions for signs of drug-resistant bacteria. The sample is sent to a lab where it’s placed in a dish of nutrients that encourage bacterial growth (culture). Because it takes about 48 hours for the bacteria to grow, newer tests that can detect staph DNA in a matter of hours are now becoming more widely available.
In the hospital, you may be tested for MRSA if you show signs of infection or if you are transferred into a hospital from another health care setting where MRSA is known to be present. You may also be tested if you have had a previous history of MRSA.
Treatments and drugs
Both hospital and community-associated strains of MRSA can still respond to certain medications. In hospitals and care facilities, doctors often rely on the antibiotic vancomycin to treat resistant germs. CA-MRSA may be treated with vancomycin or other antibiotics that have proved effective against particular strains. Although vancomycin can save lives, it may become less effective as well. Some hospitals are already seeing strains of MRSA that are less easily killed by vancomycin.
In some cases, antibiotics may not be necessary. For example, doctors may drain a superficial abscess caused by MRSA rather than treat the infection with drugs.
Hospitals are fighting back against MRSA infection by using surveillance systems that track bacterial outbreaks and by investigating products such as antibiotic-coated catheters and gloves that release disinfectants. Still, the best way to prevent the spread of germs is for health care workers to wash their hands frequently, to properly disinfect hospital surfaces and to take other precautions, such as wearing gowns and gloves when working with people infected with resistant bacteria.
In the hospital, people who are infected or colonized with MRSA are placed in isolation to prevent the spread of MRSA. Visitors and health care workers caring for people in isolation may be required to wear protective garments and must follow strict hand-washing procedures. (Part of our 5-step program deals with both airborne and antibiotic soap.)
What you can do in the hospital
Here’s what you can do to protect yourself, family members or friends from health care-associated infections.
Ask all hospital staff to wash their hands or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer before touching you – every time.
Wash your own hands frequently.
Make sure that intravenous tubes and catheters are inserted under sterile conditions, for example, the person inserting them wears a gown, gloves and mask and sterilizes your skin first.
What you can do in your community
Protecting yourself from MRSA in your community — which might be just about anywhere — may seem daunting, but these common-sense precautions can help reduce your risk:
Wash your hands. Careful hand washing remains your best defense against germs. Scrub hands briskly for at least 15 seconds, then dry them with a disposable towel and use another towel to turn off the faucet. Carry a small bottle of hand sanitizer containing at least 60 percent alcohol for times when you don’t have access to soap and water.
Keep personal items personal. Avoid sharing personal items such as towels, sheets, razors, clothing and athletic equipment. MRSA spreads on contaminated objects as well as through direct contact.
Keep wounds covered. Keep cuts and abrasions clean and covered with sterile, dry bandages until they heal. The pus from infected sores may contain MRSA, and keeping wounds covered will help keep the bacteria from spreading.
Shower after athletic games or practices. Shower immediately after each game or practice. Use soap and water. Don’t share towels.
Sit out athletic games or practices if you have a concerning infection. If you have a wound that’s draining or appears infected — for example, is red, swollen, warm to the touch or tender — consider sitting out athletic games or practices until the wound has healed.
Sanitize linens. If you have a cut or sore, wash towels and bed linens in a washing machine set to the “hot” water setting (with added bleach, if possible) and dry them in a hot dryer. Wash gym and athletic clothes after each wearing.
Get tested. If you have a skin infection that requires treatment, ask your doctor if you should be tested for MRSA. Doctors may prescribe drugs that aren’t effective against antibiotic-resistant staph, which delays treatment and creates more resistant germs. Testing specifically for MRSA may get you the specific antibiotic you need to effectively treat your infection.
Use antibiotics appropriately. When you’re prescribed an antibiotic, take all of the doses, even if the infection is getting better. Don’t stop until your doctor tells you to stop. Don’t share antibiotics with others or save unfinished antibiotics for another time. Inappropriate use of antibiotics, including not taking all of your prescription and overuse, contributes to resistance. If your infection isn’t improving after a few days of taking an antibiotic, contact your doctor.
Our 3-Step MRSA Treatment System
When we first began to see the symptoms of MRSA, we began to understand how serious MRSA is. We spent a tremendous amount of time to produce the first complete natural treatment system for MRSA. It involves:
1. An external ultimate Skin Infection Defense, 2. An internal direct Internal bacterial infection treatment, 3. A whole body health and immune system supplement, 4. A household environment antibacterial product, 5. An antibacterial soap.
If you, or some you love, has symptoms of MRSA, we invite you take a closer look at how our 3-Step MRSA Treatment System is so effective in fighting MRSA.