I just spent 3 months fighting MRSA, the best way and the only way to tell is to go get a simple swab test from your dr. If it is MRSA and left untreated like mine was your looking at a world of trouble. My eyes swelled shut, I almost lost all vision in my left eye, my face is permanantly scared. Go get the test its simple and they can put you on the right antibiotics but above all else if you suspect MRSA, avoid touching the kids. Kids can carry MRSA in their noses without ever getting it. But if you have it you can give it to them, wash your hands alot, spray the phone with lysol after you use it, keep your feet covered.
The symptoms rang, I had sores on my face, I had a huge abscess on my forehead which had mega amount of puss in it. I am permantely scared . I contracted during a stay in the hospital for my back.
If you need to talk feel free to look me up, I am also part of a study now at University of Penn to try and find out everything they can about it.
hugs and prayers
MRSA is a resistant variation of the common bacterium Staphylococcus aureus. It has evolved an ability to survive treatment with beta-lactamase resistant beta-lactam antibiotics, including methicillin, dicloxacillin, nafcillin, and oxacillin. MRSA is especially troublesome in hospital-associated (nosocomial) infections. In hospitals, patients with open wounds, invasive devices, and weakened immune systems are at greater risk for infection than the general public.
Community-Associated MRSA (CA-MRSA) or Health Care-Associated MRSA (HA-MRSA often results in abscess formation that requires incision and drainage. Before the spread of MRSA into the community, abscesses were not considered contagious because it was assumed that infection required violation of skin integrity and the introduction of staphylococci from normal skin colonization. However, newly emerging CA-MRSA is transmissible (similar, but with very important differences) from Hospital-Associated MRSA. CA-MRSA is less likely than other forms of MRSA to cause cellulitis.
Extra sanitary measures is required for those in contact with infected patients.
About 75 percent of CA-MRSA infections are localized to skin and soft tissue and usually can be treated effectively.CA-MRSA has a greater spectrum of antimicrobial susceptibility, including to sulfa drugs, tetracyclines, and clindamycin.
This could be a symptom of MRSA or it could also be an allergy or a fungal infection.
Dust the toes with anti-fungal powder and take ANTI-HISTAMINES .If it does not begin to subside in 3-5 days then you should get it evaluated.
Thank you also for explaining so of it better then my own dr.s did. The worst part of having it as bad as I did was not being able to touch people and ignorant people treating my own family like they had the plague. I couldn't hug anyone, touch anything they came in contact with. Its really a horrible thing when you have it. In my case both eyes swelled shut, my face was covered with sores and an abscess the size of a lemon on my forehead which still has my skin looking brown. It actually ruptured on its one and drained for days, that was very nauseating.
I just want to know now that I am done my 3rd course of clydamycin is it gone. I still have scars where the infection was and a hard lump under the worst spot of infection. I hope this study I am helping with comes up with some answers.