MRSA skin infections are a type of staph bacteria that are resistant to particular antibiotics. MRSA treatment should never be undertaken without the help of a medical professional. The Board Certified doctors at Infectious Disease Physicians, P.A. are trained to recognize the signs and symptoms of MRSA, and to provide the necessary course of treatment patients need.
Most MRSA skin infections present with swollen, painful and/or discolored pustules and/or boils. They often appear in sites where there is visible skin trauma or body hair.
MRSA treatment may include draining the infected areas or a prescription for topical or oral antibiotics. Those with MRSA infections do not become immune after exposure and treatment, so it’s important to finish all medication, and to be aware of symptoms that may indicate a reoccurrence of the bacteria. Reoccurrences are not uncommon; you’ll need to schedule another appointment to avoid passing the disease along.
Recognizing MRSA Skin Infection
MRSA infections are entirely treatable (and multiple treatment options are available), but the length and complexity of the treatment depends on the date of detection. The team at Infectious Disease Physicians, P.A. will provide MRSA treatment for all levels of infection. If the MRSA skin infection is severe, you may need the help of an infectious disease specialist, so it’s important to seek medical attention as soon as you see symptoms of the illness.
The medical professionals at Infectious Disease Physicians, P.A. offer MRSA treatments for adults and college-aged patients. For more information about MRSA infections, or to make an appointment, call (305) 595-4590.