Exposure to MRSA – what can you do if a family or friend gets it?
- MRSA is a slightly worse version of the staph infection that 35% of people are vulnerable to because they carry the bacteria on their skin.
- But don’t be too complacent. It can make other illnesses or wounds more complicated.
- Avoid sharing household items like towels, combs etc.
- Wash you hands when you get up, before meals, any time you go to the toilet and last thing at night. The hands are the final link in the infection chain in many cases.
These simple actions will lessen the risk a lot. If visiting someone seriously ill with it exercise caution if you or a family member has major health challenges.
More MRSA infection questions below. Use the comments box at the foot of this post for your questions
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What is MRSA?
Is MRSA infection different from MERSA?
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Is MRSA Infection Contagious?
Can you catch MRSA from skin contact?
How does MRSA spread in the family?
Is MRSA airborne?
How do you catch MRSA
Is MRSA just a hospital infection?
Is there an MRSA incubation period?
Exposure to MRSA – Should I be worried?
What about sex and MRSA?
MRSA Skin – Catching MRSA from skin contact?
Chronic MRSA – I keep getting MRSA?
How do you catch MRSA?