Are you or a loved one suffering from a Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection, better known as MRSA? It’s an infection caused by a strain of staph bacteria that causes infections in various parts of the body. It can appear as sores and boils on the skin, which is often initially mistaken as spider bites. MRSA can also cause more serious skin infections and infect your lungs, bones, joints, surgical wounds, urinary tract or bloodstream. Because MRSA is resistant to the antibiotics commonly used to treat other types of staph infections, it’s often referred to as a “super bug”.
How common is MRSA?
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, about 2 in 100 people have MRSA. While not all MRSA infections are life-threatening, it causes about 5,500 deaths each year in the U.S., the CDC reported. Research from the University Health System Consortium and University of Chicago Medicine found the rate of MRSA infections recorded at U.S. academic hospitals doubled from 2003 to 2008. To put this into perspective, MRSA infections cause more fatalities than AIDS.
What causes MRSA?
MRSA is resistant to antibiotics, which was caused by decades of frequent and unnecessary antibiotic use. For decades, antibiotics were prescribed for viral infections, such as colds and flus, which do not react to antibiotics.
MRSA spreads from person-to-person in a number of ways, but is most commonly spread by skin-to-skin contact. Most MRSA infections arise in people who have been in hospitals, nursing homes, or other health care settings. This form of MRSA is called health care-associated MRSA, or HA-MRSA and is commonly linked to invasive procedures like surgeries or invasive medical devices.
MRSA can also affect healthy people in the community. This form is known as community-associated MRSA (CA-MRSA) and usually occurs as a painful bump on the skin. It can spread by contact sports, sexual intimacy, or working or living in crowded conditions.
If you experience painful bumps on the skin that are red, swollen, filled with pus and/or warm to the touch, then you likely have MRSA. The boils may also be accompanied by a fever.
How can I treat MRSA?
Colloidal silver is the most effective MRSA treatment. Contrary to draining the boils, colloidal silver for MRSA prevents the infection from reoccurring. With colloidal silver, your body will completely eliminate the infection so you can reclaim your life.