Your doctors can help you get rid of this infection.
One of the first steps in your MRSA treatment will be using a soap like Hibiclens which can help remove the bacteria from your skin.
Special nasal creams can decolonise your nose, where staph bacteria tends to hide. Some doctors will not give you the nasal cream because overuse would make it drug resistant – it could then not be used on people before surgery to combat post operative infections. They also worry that you’ll catch it again any way within weeks.
Many MRSA skin infections can be treated by a wide variety of drugs and sometimes may only need incision and drainage. It will help if your MRSA test reveals exactly what type of MRSA you have. Different strains need different drugs. Bactrim is often used for those who have the community strains. Doctors will want to use drugs sparingly as overuse will speed up the resistance cycle
Drugs like Linezolid or Vancomycin dampen down or kill you bloodstream infection if you caught it in hospital.
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