Infectious Diseases

Does a person who has recovered from an extended 3-month bout with MRSA have a weakened immune system?

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2010-03-18 17:42:21

MRSA is "methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus." sometimes

known as Multiple-Resistant Staphylococcus-Aureus. It's a term to

describe many strain of the bacteria. It is resistant to a number

of antibiotics. This bacteria lives on the surface of ALL of our

skin and is usually harmless. Most people have a strong immune

system and can fight off Staphylococcus auerus, but people with

poor immune systems (due to a disease) cannot and therefore if the

this person with the weakened immune system has a cut, open raw

wound (bed sores included) they can contact this.

Straphylococcus aureus can harm those that have gone through

heart or hip surgery. It can also cause oils, abscesses, impetigo,

septic wounds, heart-valve problems and toxic shock syndrome. It

also can result in death. Antibiotics is the usual treatment.

If you were healthy before then chances are your immune system

saved you and carries on. MRSA is mostly picked up in hospitals

where the patients are ill. Some nurses or doctors that are

over-worked and they aren't eating well could have a lowered immune


It's a good thing to take antitoxidants in vegetables,

Pomegranate juice, etc., get plenty of rest and DON'T SKIP


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