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How long does it take to get symptoms of skin MRSA after you have been exposed to it?

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Dr. John Leander Po
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The answer lies in understanding how MRSA can cause skin infections.
Mrsa can be on the skin for a long time, and not cause an infection unless it has an opportunity to get past the outer layer of the skin- it is only then that MRSA can begin to cause disease that manifests as symptoms. Situations that allow MRSA to do that includes nicks when razoring, ingrown hair, scratch..

In brief: No one knows...

The answer lies in understanding how MRSA can cause skin infections.
Mrsa can be on the skin for a long time, and not cause an infection unless it has an opportunity to get past the outer layer of the skin- it is only then that MRSA can begin to cause disease that manifests as symptoms. Situations that allow MRSA to do that includes nicks when razoring, ingrown hair, scratch..
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