Staph and MRSA which is known as Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, are common skin infection. They can affect people of any age and class.
These infections are difficult to treat, they are dangerous and they are highly contagious.
They spread like wild fire in communities that have poor health care infrastructures.
Difference between Staph and MRSA
Staphs and MRSA have often been misdiagnosed by medical practitioners. This has been because of the striking similarities that exist between their symptom and that of spider bite infection.
MRSA is a special type of Staph bacteria; many of their symptoms are the same. But with a laboratory test, you can actually differentiate between a staph infection, MRSA infection and even a spider bite infection.
A laboratory diagnosis will not just tell if an infection is MRSA or staph, it will also help to confirm if you actually have the infection or not.
MRSA and Spider bite
Aside from the fact that MRSA and staph infection look alike, MRSA infection also have a look that is similar to the infection caused by a spider bite – the brown recluse spider.
A Study was carried out by Tom Frank, an associate professor of family and community medicine at the University of Arkansas.
From his study, he diagnosed a lot of patients that thought they only had a recluse spider bite. But to his surprise, more than 70% of the patients actually had MRSA infection.
The Best Time to See Your Doctor
If you do self – prescription and take the wrong antibiotics, you have a very high chance to develop antibiotic resistant infection.
These infections are usually characterized with blisters, boils, abscesses and bumps that are filled with pus.
After some time, yellowish-white pus drains out of the boil, bumps or abscesses on its own.
It is often advisable that you don’t lance or incise or apply pressure to these boils yourself. This is because you may end up causing more damage to yourself than good.
The best thing to do when you notice any infection that refuses to go after 3 days is to see your Doctor.
If it spreads, or you have symptoms like fever, pains, reactions, chills, see your Doctor immediately without hesitation.
Any abuse of antibiotics either by overusing or misusing can cause antibiotic-resistant superbugs. Be sure to stick to the prescription you were given.
Ensure you do a laboratory test before taking any antibiotics.
Although, antibiotics is not recommended for all kinds of infection but it is used for some other kinds of infections.
Finally, speak with your doctor once you get such symptoms to know what is actually wrong.
If antibiotics are required, consider the use of Natural remedies alone or better still, use natural remedies together with antibiotics.
Don’t self-medicate! Don’t endanger your life or that of your loved one; always ensure a well-timed and effective treatment from a professional. Don’t’ joke with your health.