posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 02:17 AM
reply to post by Ahabstar
MRSA can be serious but goes away on its own most of the time.
My Mother, sister in law had it after a hospital stay and I believe that's where I contracted it visiting them. I had a hole form on the side of my
face. Very tiny hole, like after popping a zit in your teens lol... Anyways it got itchy, red and grew in diameter and eventually became a crater like
after a chicken pox scar. It went away though I did self medicate using a cortisone cream for just a single day and used a silver nitrate strip the
following day. GONE!
There is still the crater (about 1/6th inch diameter).
Out of the billions of staph creatures you have on your skin all the time, there are bound to be "leaders" of the pack from time to time. It's just
a strain that has adjusted to their environment. The main reasons for the seeming outbreak are 1) we notice it more these days & 2) our constant
washing, disinfecting and sterilization with all sorts of chemicals / anti bacterial soaps etc. Your best bet is to get exposed to it at some point
and stay clear of antibacterial handwashes / polysporin etc. Reserve it for emergency only.
Part of the problem is that we don't give our immune systems a chance to become strong. Like any other system of the body, it needs exercise and
damage to rebuild stronger -like muscle building.
Also, it is typical of the changing of seasons for colds & flus to occur en masse.
[edit on 7-10-2008 by Atlantican]