If you were asked what MRSA is, you may proudly respond with this generic answer:
MRSA stands for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureas. It is an infection-causing bacterium that affects different portions of a person’s body.
But beyond that, what else do you know about MRSA?
Here are some facts about it to get you started.
1. It Can Be Everywhere
You can find this bacteria naturally on a person’s skin. It appears harmless. Often, it presents itself as some form of skin irritation as it grows in flesh wounds.
And in most cases, having an MRSA infection isn’t worrisome. Usually, it merely causes basic problems such as allergies and itchiness. Such problems tend to go away in a couple of days — or hours, even.
However, there are special cases where it continues to grow even after the flesh wounds heal. This is where danger beckons. This leads to severe damages and complications in different parts of the body.
If an MRSA infection worsens, a person is in danger of bone infections, blood poisoning illnesses, and soft tissue infections.
2. It Is a Superbug
The fact that MRSA is everywhere can be scary already. So the fact that it is a superbug doubles that threat.
It got the name superbug because it is unlike the others. You can use amoxicillin, doxycycline and other antibiotics to terminate other bacteria. But these and other common antibiotics are powerless against this one.
And as a superbug, it’s relatively easy-to-catch. This is why you shouldn’t share personal items such as hand towels, hairbrush, and toothbrush with other people.
If your friend has an MRSA infection, you can also get it by breathing the same air. You can be with the healthiest person you know and still get it from him.
So, if you have a weak immune system, you’re at risk. The elderly and babies are at high-risk of contracting it.
3. It Is Treatable
The good news is this. Yes, it is treatable not by common OTC antibiotics but by natural remedies. On the internet, you can discover a pile of articles that discuss this.
For one, Free Your Spine discusses home treatment options for this autoimmune disease. According to the website, vitamin b3 and tea tree oil are some remedies worth checking out.
An MRSA infection seems harmless at first — just like common colds, mild fever, and headaches. But if you don’t take measures in treating it immediately, it can exacerbate and it won’t be as harmless as you think.
And always make sure that your immune system is strong. This way, you stand a good chance when fighting this autoimmune disease, as well as other diseases.