Help Yourself Prevent MRSA Infections

Help Yourself Prevent MRSA InfectionsMRSA or methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus is a bacterium that show resistant to commonly used antibiotics. We can find out if and where MRSA is placed by taking various swabs from a person’s body and carrying out some tests to decide if it is actually a MRSA bacterium. Such test normally takes 2-3 days. Main Problem is MRSA is contagious can can be passed on from person to person. Here are some dos and don’ts of keeping yourself safe from this bad skin condition. Have a look:

DO’s:      

  • Keep a close eye on any raised red area on your body, which appears to be a boil or sore at first and does not go away.
  • If you are colonized with a MRSA infection, do take all of the medication you have been prescribed.
  • If infected, you must be isolated or receive intravenous medication. You need to understand this decision has been made to provide you and your surrounding f environment with the safest and most effective care. You will be allowed to join your normal life once the danger of spreading the infection is gone.

       DON’T’s:

  • Do not miss any doses of the medication to be normal quickly.
  • If infected with MRSA do not have any physical contact with people. You can spread the infection unless you are done with the treatment.
  • Do not share any personal items such as bed lines, clothes, soap, towels, combs or razors.
  • Change your dressing regularly and don’t let it to touch other parts of your skin.

Additional Tips:

  • Wash your hands well with best antibacterial soap and warm water during the day.
  • Do not touch an infected person’s wounds, skin or any personal items.
  • Do not share personal items.
  • Keep your body clean by taking showers after every sweaty activity like gym, workout or training.
  • Sanitize sports equipment such as gloves and head gear.
  • Take shower after close-contact sports activities.

Reference:

http://www.defensesoap.com/mrsa-staph-infection.html

http://healthcard.hubpages.com/hub/List-of-Athlete-Skin-Infections

 

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