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Prevent Staph Infections Naturally

Posted by Daniel Sanelli, M.Sc. on May 4, 2015 8:00:00 AM

MRSA: Natural Methods for Prevention

By Gene Bruno, MS, MHS 

Whether you call it "staph", "staph A" or “MRSA” (pronounces mersa), it’s all the same: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. MRSA is a bacterial infection which is resistant to methicillin and other antibiotics in the penicillin family.1 Although staph is a common bacterium found on the skin of healthy people2 , if staph gets into the body it can cause a minor infection such as boils or pimples or serious infections such as pneumonia or blood infections. In fact, MRSA symptoms are similar to those for any type of Staph infection:

  • Skin appears red and inflamed around wound sites;
  • In serious cases may include fever, lethargy, and headache;
  • Urinary tract infections, pneumonia, toxic shock syndrome, and even death.3
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Topics: immune health, infectious disease