MERSA

PEGGY - posted on 08/17/2016 ( 6 moms have responded )

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STEPS TO KEEP MY DAUGHTER FROM GETTING MERSA. I AM A CLEAN FREAK

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~♥Little Miss - posted on 08/19/2016

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I recently took microbiology and my teacher was awesome! He has been dealing with MRSA since really it started showing up. Also, weirdly, I have many friends that have it, or have kids that have it. One person I know got it so bad that he had to have a huge chunk of his thigh removed. Crazy!

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 08/18/2016

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Thanks, LM! I couldn't find much on it in a quick search, but didn't have time to look further at the time 😀

~♥Little Miss - posted on 08/18/2016

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Shawnn, you are right though, staph infections used to be known as a hospital infection, not so much anymore though.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 08/18/2016

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MRSA= Methacillin resistant staphiloccocus areus (may have spelled it wrong)

Actually, staph lives on our skin, but most of us have the immunity to fight it off instead of it growing out of control and causing infections left and right.

MRSA Is indeed a staph infection that has mutated becoming resistant to certain antibiotics. It is traced back to people not finishing antibiotics correctly, and the bacteria mutating, working that antibiotic into their dna, and becoming resistant.

It IS treatable, but most people that I know who have it have been told by their doctors they are more susceptible to MRSA.

You don't want MRSA? ALWAYS complete your antibiotics that are prescribed by a doctor, and NEVER self medicate with antibiotics. Never stop antibiotics in the middle of a course UNLESS directed by your doctor. Good hygiene is a must also.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 08/17/2016

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Isn't needs a flesh eating bacteria stemming from a staph infection?

Staph infections are not common, nor can they be picked up from common places or activities. Staph infections actually most commonly exist in hospitals!

I agree with Ev.

Ev - posted on 08/17/2016

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You are not going to keep things perfectly clean to keep your child from getting this. You just do what you can to keep them safe. It is too hard to do that.

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