Signs and Symptoms of MRSA


MRSA can be a problem obviously let’s first talk about some of the signs and symptoms because I think it’s important for people to be able to recognize what those are so can one of you kind of common and what people should look for and know that they really might need to seek medical attention. So signs of MRSA not a lot different from signs of regular cellulitis you need to watch out for redness swelling pain blisters spread of this redness can happen really rapidly if you see any purulent drainage or boils skin breaks obviously that’s a sign that infection is spreading whether it’s MRSA or regular Staphylococcus regular cellulitis and it has to be addressed definitely people who are immunocompromised or have underlying diseases as Dr. Dieguez mentioned before such as diabetes lupus people who take immunosuppressive medications for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis or even taking prednisone a daily basis for many other diseases are more prone to develop rapid spread of this infection just because their immune system is not fast enough not strong enough to fight it off on the spot right there at the skin so this infection can spread into the blood and require hospitalization IV antibiotics and more intensive treatment than just antibiotics taken earlier.

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