MRSA stands for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
It causes a staph infection (pronounced "staff infection") that is resistant to several common antibiotics.
There are two types of infection.
- Hospital-associated MRSA happens to people in health care settings.
- Community-associated MRSA happens to people who have close skin-to-skin contact with others, such as athletes involved in football and wrestling.
Infection control is key to stopping MRSA in hospitals. To prevent community-associated MRSA
- Practice good hygiene
- Keep cuts and scrapes clean and covered with a bandage until healed
- Avoid contact with other people's wounds or bandages
- Avoid sharing personal items, such as towels, washcloths, razors, or clothes
- Wash soiled sheets, towels, and clothes in hot water with bleach and dry in a hot dryer
If a wound appears to be infected, see a health care provider. Treatments may include draining the infection and antibiotics.
MRSA Photos: CDC
KOSA Acupuncture’s treatment
Based on Ascetic Saahm’s formula #1, fostering large intestine, subdue LU10, ST41, KI2 and LR2.
If the patient had overlapping conditions they need to be treated at once and of course, the treatment needs to be changed accordingly.
Also, depending on the location of MRSA, the treatment needs to be varied accordingly.