MRSA treatment will usually involve up to 4 different types of actions that can be taken. Your doctors can help you get rid of this infection.
Personal care & MRSA treatment
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. This is important for the prevention of further infections. Special attention should be paid to the armpits and groin areas as the bacteria will often ‘hide’ in warm areas of the skin. This is important general infection prevention.
Decolonization of MRSA in your nose
Special nasal creams can decolonise your nose, where staph bacteria tends to hide. this treatment tends to be reserved for those about to have surgery of some sort to help reduce the risk of wound infection. Most doctors will not give you the nasal cream for an everyday MRSA infection 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 might catch it again from a variety of sources within weeks.
Simple MRSA treatment – incision and drainage
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. Some drugs will be inefective against the strain you may have.
Different strains need different drugs
Different strains need different drugs. Bactrim is often used for those who have the community strains. There also newer drugs created with skin infections in mind. 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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Different conditions need different treatment
MRSA can complicate many other conditions such as pneumonia, eye infections and heart conditions. You will need to be aware of different treatment regimes for different conditions.