MRSA is a staph infection that doesn’t respond to the antibiotics that are commonly used to treat this type of bacteria. This infection usually originates on the skin in the form of a rash or around a beak in the skin.
Dermatitis and other skin problems can cause itching, which may lead to a MRSA infection.
Treatment for MRSA may also cause itching along with the healing process.
Itching Caused By Dermatitis
Itching from dermatitis can cause a break in the skin, which will allow MRSA bacteria already on the skin to enter the body.
Itching from MRSA Treatment
Itching may occur during treatment of a MRSA infection because some oral and topical antibiotics may cause itching. It is important to know the side affects of any medication that is being taken.
Itching While Healing From MRSA
A wound infected with MRSA may scab over when it is healing. Some infections may need to be lanced and drained. When the incision heals, it may cause itching.
It will be important to keep the area clean and covered to prevent spreading the bacteria to other parts of the body and to others.
A break in the skin that comes in contact with a surface that has bacteria on it can become infected.
Even though MRSA doesn’t cause itching, it can be related to this type of staph infection.