MRSA and antibacterial protection get a lot of press coverage at the moment but what is MRSA? MRSA stands for Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus. Staphylococcus Aureus is a form of bacteria which is commonly found on perfectly healthy peoples skin and can be treated and killed by antibiotics such as Methicillin should it ever become a problem. MRSA is resistant to regular antibiotics and therefore they do not provide antibacterial protection against this strain of the bacteria.
MRSA is not considered to be dangerous to the general public but it can become a problem if found in facilities such as hospitals or care homes which house ill patients whose immune systems have been weakened. If you have an unusually weak immune system and it is not providing a good level of natural antibacterial protection then these patients may be susceptible to bacteria such as MRSA. It only affects people with low natural antibacterial protection and therefore doctors, nurses, hospital workers, care home assistants and visitors are unlikely to be affected.
If a patient has a reaction to MRSA they are considered to be infected, this often takes the form of a fever or inflammation and they may develop further illnesses such as skin infections or infections to their wounds, pneumonia or possibly blood poisoning. If infected, a patient can be treated using specially developed antibiotics and by bathing with specially developed disinfectants which provide antibacterial protection and remove the bacteria from the skin and hair. Some antibiotics can be administered through the nose but dependant on the severity of the patient’s illness they may be given intravenously.
The best way to treat MRSA is to prevent it becoming troublesome in the first place. Hospitals and care homes now have antibacterial protection facilities such as hand-washing dispensers which are used frequently by all personnel or visitors that are likely to come into contact with patients.
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