Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a bacterium responsible for several difficult-to-treat infections in humans. It is also called oxacillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Healthy individuals may carry MRSA asymptomatically for periods ranging from a few weeks to many years. Patients with compromised immune systems are at a significantly greater risk of symptomatic secondary infection.
Statistics: A total of 319 nasal swabs were taken from 133 healthy male and 186 healthy females. 200 swabs were taken from parents of children attending the well baby clinic, while 119 samples were from helathy volunteers. Out of 319 samples, 94 (29.4%) yielded growth of S. AUREUS. Eighty two isolates grew on Mannitol salt agar while 12 additional isolates were recovered from nutrient broth containingh 7.5% Sodium Chloride. The cases were in the age group 19-26 years with a mean age of 22.5 years.
Minor skin and soft tissue infections, such as smaller boils or abscesses, may only require a treatment called incision and drainage.Incision and drainage involves piercing the tip of the boil or abscess with a sterile needle or scalpel to drain the pus and allow the affected area to heal. Before the procedure, you're likely to be given a local anaesthetic to numb the affected area.
Some semi-toxic fungi/mushrooms excrete broad spectrum antibiotics, not all of which have been fully identified; some have been shown to inhibit the growth of Staphylococcus aureus. Research suggests that certain probiotic strains may help reduce susceptibility to active infection with MRSA.