Can I touch my girlfriend w/o infecting her? Will I have this till I die? I thought I had only an infected bee sting. I almost never take antibiotics and am extremely healthy. I haven’t been sick in 10 years
Protecting yourself from MRSA in your community ” which might be just about anywhere ” may seem daunting, but these common-sense precautions can help reduce your risk: * Wash your hands. Careful hand washing remains your best defense against germs. Scrub hands briskly for at least 15 seconds, then dry them with a disposable towel and use another towel to turn off the faucet. Carry a small bottle of hand sanitizer containing at least 60 percent alcohol for times when you don’t have access to soap and water. * Keep personal items personal. Avoid sharing personal items such as towels, sheets, razors, clothing and athletic equipment. MRSA spreads on contaminated objects as well as through direct contact. * Keep wounds covered. Keep cuts and abrasions clean and covered with sterile, dry bandages until they heal. The pus from infected sores may contain MRSA, and keeping wounds covered will help keep the bacteria from spreading. * Shower after athletic games or practices. Shower immediately after each game or practice. Use soap and water. Don’t share towels. * Sit out athletic games or practices if you have a concerning infection. If you have a wound that’s draining or appears infected ” for example, is red, swollen, warm to the touch or tender ” consider sitting out athletic games or practices until the wound has healed. * Sanitize linens. If you have a cut or sore, wash towels and bed linens in a washing machine set to the “hot” water setting (with added bleach, if possible) and dry them in a hot dryer. Wash gym and athletic clothes after each wearing. * Get tested. If you have a skin infection that requires treatment, ask your doctor if you should be tested for MRSA. Doctors may prescribe drugs that aren’t effective against antibiotic-resistant staph, which delays treatment and creates more resistant germs. Testing specifically for MRSA may get you the specific antibiotic you need to effectively treat your infection. * Use antibiotics appropriately. When you’re prescribed an antibiotic, take all of the doses, even if the infection is getting better. Don’t stop until your doctor tells you to stop. Don’t share antibiotics with others or save unfinished antibiotics for another time. Inappropriate use of antibiotics, including not taking all of your prescription and overuse, contributes to resistance. If your infection isn’t improving after a few days of taking an antibiotic, contact your doctor.
You just need to keep the area covered. It should be kept away from direct contact with food and mucous membranes or open wounds of others. MRSA is a very common bacteria. Most health workers have it and its on many surfaces. It’s only a problem when it gets into an environment where it can fester and cause infection, like a wound. You will need to take antibiotics to get rid of the infection if it’s not resolving on it’s own. You will not have a MRSA infection for life. It will either resolve on its own or with antibiotics.
You don’t need antibiotics to treat MRSA. There’s a special type of honey known as Manuka Honey that has been found to effective destroy the MRSA bacterium and heal Staph infections. Manuka Honey does this by drawing moisture out of bacterial cells, making it impossible for the bacteria to survive. There are antiseptic products available that contain Manuka Honey if the thought of putting honey directly on your skin is not desirable. Check the link below.
Manuka Honey will completely wipe out the MRSA. Many people have the MRSA bacterium on the surface of the skin but don’t know it. It’s only when it penetrates the surface of the skin by way of a wound where it can become dangerous.
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