Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, commonly called MRSA, is an extreme infection caused by staph bacteria. It’s a form of staph infection that emerged several decades ago in hospitals. It is resistant to many of the broad spectrum antibiotics in use. It’s the first bacteria to outwit high powered antibiotic treatments and if it is not successfully treated then it can result in death. This is why it is so important to recognize MRSA symptoms early on to avoid the dangerous results of these infections.
The first MRSA symptoms are also the first symptoms of the MRSA infection. It will usually begin with small red bumps. These red bumps will resemble a boil, or even a pimple. Some have even mistaken these MRSA bumps as spider bites. As the infection takes root, the red bumps will begin to build into larger and larger bumps. As they grow, they go deeper and they begin to be abscessed and can feel very warm to the touch. If they stay close to the skin then it doesn’t get more serious.
If the MRSA infection gets deeper and deeper below the skin level then serious complications can set in. You could begin to notice MRSA symptoms showing up in your bones, your blood stream, your joints and even your lungs as the MRS infection begins to attack your body from the inside.
If you are suffering from what appears to be MRSA symptoms then you need to run, not walk to your doctor to get started on an immediate treatment. The sooner you begin treatment, the easier it is to be fully recovered from the MRSA infection than if you wait.