It’s in the news, we hear the word around town, others are talking about it , you can Google images of it, but what exactly is MRSA and how do we as moms identify if our kids/teens have contracted it?
WHAT IT IS : MSRA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) is one of many strains of a bacterium called staph (Staphylococcus aureus) and is resistant to some of the antibiotics typically used to treat skin and soft tissue infections including methicillin and other penicillin type antibiotics such as amoxicillin and the cephalosporins.1 MRSA is highly prevalent in places where children come in close contact with one another like day care centers, playgrounds, locker rooms, classrooms, gymnasiums and sports facilities. Toddlers, children and teens are likely to experience skin-to-skin contact in these places and may share equipment that has not been properly cleaned. Staph infections like MRSA also spread via skin-to-skin contact when playing sports, like wrestling, football, baseball or lacrosse, or from surfaces in gyms and locker rooms like showers, benches and countertops.
HOW TO IDENTIFY IT : SAFESKIN* Kids Antibacterial Gel created a perfect list to assist us in identifying a MRSA infection in our kids/teen.
If you believe your child has contracted MRSA seek medical attention immediately.
If your concerned your child is at risk in contracting MRSA continue reading below for additional protection information:
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