How To Treat and Prevent MRSA
According to the Mayo Clinic, certain antibiotics or draining the infection's bump are possible treatments.
The Mayo Clinic recommends the following in preventing the spread of HA-MRSA:
- Place infected patients in isolation and make contact precautions mandatory
- Everyone in contact with infected patients should be required to wear protective clothing
- All contaminated laundry and surfaces must be disinfected immediately
The Mayo Clinic also recommends the following in preventing the spread of CA-MRSA:
- Wash your hands
- Keep wounds covered until healed
- Avoid sharing items such as towels, washcloths, razors, and clothes
- Sanitize laundry, towels, and bedsheets in hot water and bleach
- Shower immediately after athletic games or practices
- Avoid all intravenous drug injections
When talking about MRSA, everyone needs to come clean. You, your hospitals, your community, and your dentist's office. The more sanitized and clean you all are, the less chance you and other patients will be infected or spread the bacteria. If you have any questions or concerns about MRSA, speak with your dental professional immediately. And then, hopefully, you'll get that clean bill of health.