Mrsa Treatment | Staph Infection Treatment And Medication


In the beginning as early as the 1940’s a popular antibiotic drug was used as a method of treatment against the S.Aureus (Staphyllococcal Aureus) bacteria that caused staph infections. The drug was initially proved to be an effective means of treating staph infections and helped save countless lives in the process. Unfortunately staph bacteria were soon able to resist the penicillin antibiotic due to repetitive exposure to the drug and within a matter of just 10 years nearly half of all staph infection causing bacteria were found to be able to resist the effects of the penicillin antibiotic drug. Due to this a more effective means of killing these deadly bacteria had to be found out and in the process a number of different and more effective drugs such as methicillin and dicloaxcillin were produced to treat staph causing bacteria.


Unfortunately again just like penicillin these drugs too were effective only for a short period of time and soon staph bacteria were able to resist these drugs as well and health care professionals now had to once again find a different means of curing staph infections. Finally an even more toxic and potent drug known as vancomycin was produced and was found to be effective in treating staph bacteria that were resistant to penicillin as well as the other antobiotics that were found to be ineffective. These bacteria that were resistant to penicillin and other drugs but could be treated by vancomycin came to be known as Methicillin Resistant Staphyllococcal Aureus (MRSA).

Lately though staph bacteria have now even been able to resist the potent and toxic vancomycin drug after repeated exposure and another means of curing such strains of bacteria that are resistant to vancomycin is yet to be found. Infact three cases of bacteria that cases of VRSA strains (Vancomycin Resistant Staphyllococcal Aureus) have already been diagnosed in the year 2005 alone.


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