MRSA Boils, pus-filled bumps, or weird blisters, no matter what you call it. It just sounds painful. A boil under this context is referred to an infection in a hair follicle and the skin (tissue) surrounding that area. The bacteria may travel deep into the follicle tissue. In some cases, the boil can develop into a cyst being as large as a quarter and possibly bigger.
When bacteria in the boil are staphylococcus aureus and the staph bacteria are resistant to methicillin related antibiotics, it is known as a MRSA boil. It is important to treat the infection promptly to avoid it spreading to others and other parts of the body.
What Are The Common Places?
A boil can develop anywhere on the body; however, the most common places for a MRSA boil to be found are on the neck, face, armpits, buttocks, and thighs. Men who have more hair may be at a higher risk of developing a boil because a it is an infection of a hair follicle.
Preventing These Boils
To prevent a boil, proper hygiene should be followed (How To Get Rid Of MRSA). Loose clothing may be helpful in prevent a MRSA boil to avoid irritation and breaks in the skin that can allow MRSA bacteria to enter. A strong immune system will also help prevent this type of staph infection.
Treatment with Antibiotics
Antibiotics are used to treat MRSA boils. It may also need to be lanced and drained. A medical professional should perform this procedure to prevent the spread of MRSA bacteria. Some boils may break open and drain on their own.
A healthcare professional should be consulted if there are symptoms of MRSA with a boil to determine if it is infected with MRSA.