Cellulitis Infection

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MRSA Prevention

This infection is hard to treat and it is advisable for everyone to learn some prevention tips.


When we compare cellulitis medical condition of skin and MRSA infection, cellulitis is considered as mostly mild to moderate inflammation of skin and subcutaneous tissue. Also, this infection is mostly considered as not life threatening.

About Cellulitis

Cellulitis is defined as an inflammation of skin and soft tissue. It mostly happens after minor skin trauma such as burns, cuts, bruises. Insect bites are very common facts in start of this medical condition. After skin was broken, bacteria enter into body and cause infections. Most common bacteria known as cause of cellulitis are Staphylococcus and Streptococcus. These two bacterias can be found on our skin, in throat and and in nasal cavity. In normal conditions they are considered as totally harmless, unless we hurt yourself or we belong to a population that is more risky for this type of disease (people with diabetes, weakened natural immune system, bad hygiene habits...). Couple of symptoms are common in order to recognize this infection and they are :inflammation and redness of affected skin tissue, swelling, pain and warmth. Fever and chills are considered as common symptoms too.
If patient on time visit professional medical practitioner, cellulitis will be healed in 10-15 days. Antibiotics are very efficient in treatment of this type of skin disease. Also, it is possible to find natural cures for treatment of cellulitis, but they are mostly used to prevent recurrence of infection or in mild cases. In any case, best thing what every person can do for their health is to seek an professional medical opinion.

MRSA and Cellulitis

As we previously said, different types of germs can lead to infection known as cellulitis. Streptococcus pyogenes and Staphylococcus aureus are two most common bacterias that may cause this type of disease. Beside that, gram-negative organisms, fungi or anaerobes may considered as an cause of cellulitis.
Main difference between MRSA and cellulitis is that cellulitis can be induced by several types of bacteria. MRSA is defined as Staphylococcus aureus bacteria that had developed resistance to various types of antibiotics. Potential risk of more severe MRSA superbug infection is unfortunately in increasing stage. CA-MRSA causes recurrent abscesses and cellulitis (recently detected on Isle of Man MRSA USA Type300). Also, it is known that Superbug which produces this toxin has been discovered in community outbreaks of abscesses and cellulitis.
Getting cellulitis from MRSA is not rare in these days and stage of seriousness depends on the patient's general health. Individuals who are in long term health-care situations have very high chance of getting MRSA cellulitis, particularly after surgeries,invasive procedures or off course of the existence of open wounds.Also, there is higher chance they will be close to other patients who could be possible carriers and hospital stuff who take care of them. Infections caused by Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus include cellulitis, carbuncles, boils, impetigo and folliculitis. MRSA Cellulitis is type of cellulitis subcutaneous tissues infection caused by MRSA bacteria.

Treatment for this disease include oral, topical and intravenous antibiotics, depends on stage and type of infections. Many times hospitalization is rquired. Prevention include cleaning wounds regularly and wrapping with new patches. Practicing good hygiene and keep hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes are helpful for hands and also avoiding to share personal items with other in medical facility will help.


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