How is MRSA treated?
There are 4 key MRSA treatments for different types of infection (colonisation, bloodstream infection, skin infection, wound infection.) Find the answers you need here
For those who are colonised but not infected - a nasal treatment and a skin wash. This is often the strategy when MRSA is rare or prior to an operation, as a means of preventing infection. Where MRSA is common some doctors will not suggest the nasal treatment as many will be infected by others within the local community within days or months. Some deep seated - throat and intestine - colonisation may require drug treatment.
For bloodstream infection
For those who have a potential or active bloodstream infection - drugs such as Vancomycin, Linezolid or Daptomycin.
For common skin infections
For many with simple skin infections, often resulting from community acquired MRSA, doctors will simply incise and drain the wound and suggest antibiotic treatment, often with bactrim.
For those with infected wounds - special honey, silver bandages, garlic preparations and tea tree oil are all believed to be effective in killing MRSA in a wound.
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