Blisters and boils are the most common forms of MRSA infections on the skin. Commonly mistaken as spider bites -- even by physicians -- these staph infections are highly resistant to many antibiotics.
This MRSA infection is draining pus. Physicians will often cut into an MRSA infection to drain it. Cutting an MRSA infection open to drain it should only be done by a healthcare professional using a sterile technique to avoid spreading the MRSA or introducing another infection.
MRSA infections spread easily through crowded conditions like those in prisons and military barracks. While there's no difference in the actual bacteria, MRSA infections that spread through hospitals and nursing homes are referred to as healthcare acquired MRSA (HA-MRSA). MRSA infections that come from other areas -- including prisons, homes and barracks -- are known as community acquired MRSA (CA-MRSA).
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