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MRSA Blister on Toe

Victim Thought She had Been Bitten by a Spider

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Updated May 19, 2010

MRSA picture
(c) Bridget Wuerdeman
Victim Bridget thought this blister was from a spider bite, until the doctor told her it was methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Bridget submitted this picture so others could see what skin infections look like and learn how important it is to see a doctor when blisters or lesions continue to get worse.

Bridget was given antibiotics to kill the infection. Hopefully she took all the antibiotics she was prescribed. If we don't complete all the antibiotics as directed, we can encourage the growth of germs like MRSA that are resistant to certain antibiotics.

Despite her physician telling her not to, Bridget popped the blister (see the next MRSA picture).

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

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