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MRSA Blister Popped

Even Though the Doctor Said Not to, Victim Popped the MRSA Blister


Updated May 20, 2010

MRSA picture
(c) Bridget Wuerdeman
What Bridget thought was a spider bite turned out to be methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). A painful blister developed on her toes that wasn't healing on its own. Bridget was prescribed antibiotics to kill the infection.

Bridget says she popped the blister after 3 days because she couldn't take the pain and pressure. She was advised not to by her physician, but did anyway.

I certainly don't recommend going against a doctor's advice; that's the reason we go to the doctor in the first place. Bridget could have introduced another infection into the lesion and made her foot worse. She could also have encouraged the MRSA to migrate to other parts of her body.

Any opinions expressed here are for educational purposes only and are not intended for diagnosis.

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