Protocol for MRSA Treatment and Infection

Published: 11th April 2008
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MRSA, or Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus is a very common type to staph bacteria that lives on the skin and nasal passages of over 40 percent of the world's population. Mainly, this bacterium doesn't cause a problem. However, if the bacteria comes in contact with open skin, it can pose a major threat. If you have contracted the flesh eating bacteria called MRSA there is treatment that can help rid the bacteria. The great news is there are many MRSA treatments, however, MRSA is resistant to some antibiotics. Using the right antibiotic is very important, especially determining the severity of the wound.

MRSA treatment consists of antibiotics that can be given through IV for a period of time and can also be taken orally. However, these antibiotics used through oral absorption are very low, they must be administered intravenously. These antibiotics are administered intravenously in order to control systematic infections: Vancomycin and Bactrim are known as glycopeptide antibiotics used to treat certain MRSA infections. Usually, these are the first drugs used, however other options consist of Cleocin, Levaquin, Zyvox and Synercid, which mainly are used intravenously. There has been resistance with some of these antibiotics as well.

There have been new strains of MRSA have been known to have a resistance to antibiotics. New strains of MRSA have become resistant to Vancomycin and Bactrim. As the flesh eating bacteria evolves new MRSA treatments are becoming available. Linezolid, Quinupristin, Daptomycin, and Tigecycline are used to treat the more severe cases that don't necessarily respond to the glycopeptide antibiotics.

There have been many reports that the use of maggots have been a successful MRSA treatment. Maggot therapy, also known as larvae therapy is a type of biotherapy that involves disinfected lab-grown maggots into the non-healing part of the skin (the wound) of the patient infected with the MRSA. The sole purpose of this type of MRSA treatment it to clean out only the necrotic, or dead, tissue inside the MRSA infected wound in order to promote the wound to heal. As strange as it sounds, it's been very effective.

To treat MRSA, you need an antibiotic to help the situation. Some use all natural treatments, however, I would not recommend it. Seeking a physician's advice is the best thing you can do in order to maintain stability of this flesh eating bacteria. It is extremely important to know that MRSA is a serious infection that kills thousands of people worldwide each year.

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