Study finds out that treatment for MRSA may make it worse, find out how!
MRSA is a deadly bacterial infection that causes severe infection on a person’s body. Earlier, the infective bacteria were treatable by regular dosage of antibiotics.
But now, it has been found out that the MRSA bacteria has morphed itself into an unbeatable bacterium, capable of fighting even the strongest of antibiotic treatments, which are administered to cure the infection.
But a new finding by a medical center, has explored that the bacterial infection has developed so far, that it is making the antibiotics act against the body. Here are the details of the findings and its effects.
1 What is MRSA?
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) is an infection caused by a staph like bacteria. This staph bacterium is a kind of bacteria that has become resistant to the normal type of antibiotics.
There are 2 type of MRSA- health care associated MRSA (HA-MRSA) and community associated MRSA (CA-MRSA). HA-MRSA is caused when patients are in hospital care like nursing homes or dialysis centers. HA-MRSA infections are usually associated with invasive procedures like surgeries, IV tubing or artificial joints.
Whereas CA-MRSA is caused when patient has been in a community setting. This infection might begin as a painful boil on the skin. It can also spread via skin to skin contact.
2 Treatment for MRSA
Treatment for MRSA, surprisingly is still antibiotics. Yes, even the relative strains of MRSA are still treatable by antibiotics.
In some cases, even the antibiotics are also not necessary. The doctors may use surgical procedures to drain out the superficial abscess from the boils which are caused by MRSA and this makes the bacteria go away.