- Sometimes the drugs clear your skin infection but another one appears within weeks. The bacteria may have lingered on quietly in the nose, genital area or armpits and infected a new cut or skin weakness.
- It is also highly possible that people become reinfected in the community – this could be via other carriers who have no sign of infection. These sources include pets, children in day care, friends and sexual partners. People with chronic MRSA infections may want to look carefully at possible reinfection sources.
- It is also possible that drug treatment may kill one strain of MRSA but not another strain that may be lurking on your skin.
- People with poor health who have to visit health care facilities regularly are also prone to reinfection.
- There is also a small possibility that those with previous bloodstream infections may have dormant infection potential. Some studies suggest that certain drugs – Linezolid – kill MRSA outright but that MRSA will some times ‘hibernate’ when faced with Vancomycin.
- People with previous infections and current good health are thought to be less vulnerable to further extreme infections.
More MRSA infection questions below.
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MRSA Symptoms – what are they?
What is MRSA?
Is MRSA infection different from MERSA?
MRSA Test – How is MRSA detected
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?