Saturday, April 10, 2010

How to Recognize MRSA Symptoms

Knowing how to recognize MRSA symptoms can save you from suffering too long and possibly save your life. MRSA is a rare staph infection. MRSA can make you miserable and can be deadly in extreme cases. You may not even know you have it, many people mistake it for a spider bite of skin infection.

SKIN INFECTION - Look for or notice a skin infection that may appear like a spider bite. Your skin may be irritated, itchy, red, swollen, filled with pus and very painful. This kind of staph infection is easily spread by skin to skin contact or by touching something that was recently touched by another.

In some rare cases the skin infection may be very fast spreading, this is a good indicator of MRSA.

LUNG INFECTION - Look for indications that you have a MRSA lung infection. Symptoms may include flu like symptoms such as coughing, fever, chills, shortness of breath and pain in the extremities. This staph infection can even cause pneumonia.

URINARY TRACT INFECTION - Look for symptoms of a urinary tract infection. MRSA can cause a urinary tract infection if it enters the area.

MRSA IN THE BLOODSTREAM - Look for symptoms of MRSA in your bloodstream. You may have general fatigue or a feeling of all over pain.

If you have any of these symptoms see a doctor immediately. If you are being treated for MRSA and you do not get better or you get worse within four days, see your doctor again.

You can recognize MRSA symptoms if you know what to look for.

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