Can soap reduce incidence of MRSA?
MRSA can be prevented with standard hygiene practices of soap and water. If you have heard the advice wash your hands under water as warm as you can tolerate it and sing happy birthday to yourself while washing your hands vigorously under the water with soap. It should take about 20-30 seconds. This is also how they do the hospital inservice for Hand Washing technique. Using hand Sanitizers are not recommended for this because they are only designed to cover up and may be able to kill weaker bacteria. Proper handwashing will remove dirt and most harmful substances, dead skin, oils from the hands.
This advice is not concrete due to other factors that can make this change such as cuts on the hand, previously having MRSA, etc.
As long as there is a sore there is still a chance to spread the infection. Wrestlers and fighters for years have been using Defense Soap to protect them from Ringworm, Athlete's Foot, Jock Itch, MRSA, Staph and other skin infections that they can catch from the mats. Defense Soap is a 100% natural line of soap that is no longer just for the combat athlete.
Semmelweis was one of the first loud voices that spoke of hand washing and antiseptics as a needed part of hospital treatment. MRSA is considered to be an iatrogenic disorder; patients usually get it from the hospital. And this could be alleviated or at least reduced if hospital personnel stuck rigorously to hygiene procedures. In this era of cost control, however, this is hard to do. When we reach a 10:1 ratio of patients to…
This question depends on the context. In order to decide what types of soap are the best to use a situation in which soap needs to be used would have to be applied. For example - the best soap to use in a hospital is often times considered Antibacterial Soaps in order to reduce the risk of infection.
MRSA is still very rare and will not be in the air. Some studies do talk of the 'MRSA' cloud that can be around an MRSA sufferer, who is ill enough that they do not move very much. An MRSA carrier who may not be ill from the bacteria but has symptoms of respitory infection that lead them to sneeze and cough can project the the MRSA bacteria all around them.
The colours are due to the interference between light waves reflected from the top and bottom surfaces of the thin (soap) films. In other words, when white light is incident on the thin film, the film appears coloured and the colour depends upon the thickness of the film and also the angle of incidence of the light.