Symptoms and Treatment of MRSA Disease
The facts outlined below will describe symptoms of mercer disease or MRSA. Staph infection
is one type of MRSA, although the three are interchangeable.
Cause and Spread
Staph infection is caused by the Staphylococcus bacteria. These can be found on your skin
and are harmless. Problems occur when the bacteria goes into the body by way of cuts.
Most of the people affected by the disease are elderly folk with frail immune systems. But the
infection can also spread among young people especially those that share equipment and other
MRSA is difficult to cure because it is resistant to several kinds of antibiotics. The disease is
classified as a "superbug", meaning it will resist standard antibiotic medications. There is
evidence that superbug diseases are in fact caused by over prescription and use of antibiotics.
If you experience symptoms of the disease, you have to consult a doctor immediately.
They will prescribe antibiotic treatments that can deal with this ailment. One medication that
is still effective against Mercer disease symptoms is vancomycin. Because the bacteria
mutates, it can be difficult to treat. Some doctors may not use antibiotics; they will instead
just drain the abscesses.
Factors that Increase Risk
The ailment affects specific parts of the population. Children and athletes are susceptible.
Also at risk are persons who live in crowded and dirty places. Also vulnerable are people who
work in nursing homes and those who have taken antibiotics. Also in danger are those who
use dialysis, catheters, feeding tubes and similar invasive devices.
Protection and Prevention
The best way to stop the disease is to take preventive measures. Limit or avoid contact with
those exhibiting symptoms. You should wash your hands with soap and water regularly. Do
not share towels, razors, combs, clothing and other personal belongings.
If you are an athlete, shower immediately following games and practices. Keep the linens you
use sanitized. Do not remove bandages until the wounds have healed. If you think you have
an infection, get yourself away from populated areas. Contact a physician and have yourself
There are other things you should know about this disease. It can be transmitted by touch,
through the air and by touching contaminated objects. If you are a carrier, you may spread the
disease even if you are not infected. Some people carry MRSA without getting sick but infect
others. The earlier you get treatment, the easier it will be to cure.