A 43-year-old member asked:
How does one get rid of mrsa and how are the swollen , pus filled areas cared for?
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Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 18 years experience
Drainage and hygiene: If your infection is recurrent , an antibacterial wash such as Chlorhexidine can reduce the amount of bacteria on your skin and help prevent further infections. Pus filled areas need to be drained as antibiotics alone will not help. A culture of the pus can be taken to see which antibiotic the infection is susceptible to if the drainage does not adequately treat it. Good hand hygiene also helps.
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