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do mrsa infections on skin grow or can they just be a small scratch that's not getting worse but taking a long time to heal?

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Dr. Farbod Farmand
12 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Many people have MRSA on their skin but this does not always caused infection. If it does cause an infection such as cellulitis which is skin infection it does need special antibiotics to treat. If you ever get an infection you want to tell your doctor that you have history of mrsa. There are medications to eradicate the MRSA from the skin but this is generally unsuccessful and not necessary.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014

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