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How is MRSA cured?

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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology
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In brief: Antibiotics

Mrsa stands for methicillin resistant staph aureus.
It's a stronger strain of bacteria that is resistant to penicillin and related drugs. There are alternative antibiotics which can treat MRSA but sometimes it requires IV antibiotics (given thru the vein and not by mouth) and can be resistant to many of the more common antibiotics. If given the proper antibiotics MRSA can be cured.

In brief: Antibiotics

Mrsa stands for methicillin resistant staph aureus.
It's a stronger strain of bacteria that is resistant to penicillin and related drugs. There are alternative antibiotics which can treat MRSA but sometimes it requires IV antibiotics (given thru the vein and not by mouth) and can be resistant to many of the more common antibiotics. If given the proper antibiotics MRSA can be cured.
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dr. M. Christine Lee
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Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound care

In brief: It isn't "cured"

Mrsa is a form of resistant bacteria.
It is not a disease that can be cured. The bacteria must die off to be rid of them. And you can be reinfected by the bacteria again.

In brief: It isn't "cured"

Mrsa is a form of resistant bacteria.
It is not a disease that can be cured. The bacteria must die off to be rid of them. And you can be reinfected by the bacteria again.
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Dr. Lauren Romeo
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