MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) is a superbug, meaning that it is an infection that is resistant to methicillin, the antibiotic that normally kills similar bacteria. MRSA belongs to the staph group of bacteria, and it can cause some serious damage if it invades the body. Cuts and scrapes are the main gateways into the body, giving bacteria easy access to develop. If no treatment is received, MRSA can become life-threatening, so it is important to seek medical attention if you have multiple symptoms of MRSA.
1. Skin Breaks
The most important thing to look out for is any cut, bruise, or injury that may create a break in the skin, allowing bacteria to enter the body. If you are susceptible to skin injury, take precautions to reduce the risk of infection. If you do happen to become injured, make sure to treat the injury adequately as to prevent the onset of an infection. It’s important to pay close attention to the hair follicles, including in areas such as the back of the neck as well as the groin, legs, and buttocks.