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Questions and Answers About MRSA


What is MRSA?

  • A type of "Staph" infection
  • Often causes skin infections
  • Resistant to many antibiotics including penicillin


How is MRSA treated?

  • By a healthcare provider who may:
    • Drain the infection and/or
    • give an antibiotic and/or
    • help reduce the amount of bacteria on the skin

How do you get MRSA?

  • Touching someone's MRSA infected skin
  • Touching surfaces that have MRSA on them
  • Sharing personal hygiene items (bar soaps, towels, razors, etc)
  • Not having the resources to keep clean
  • Overusing antibiotics, stopping them early or missing doses


What can I do to prevent and stop the spread of MRSA?

  • Wash your hands often with warm, soapy water for at least 20 seconds
  • Use a 60% alcohol hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available
  • Shower immediately after exercise (gym, practice and matches)
  • Wear practice clothes/uniforms only once and wash with soap and hot water and dry in a hot dryer
  • Cover all wounds with a clean, dry bandage taped on all sides
  • Avoid contact with other people's skin infections
  • Report skin infections to nurse/coach/trainer/teacher
  • Clean and disinfect athletic gear and practice surfaces (mats, benches, weights, etc) after EACH use
  • Do not let anyone practice with potentially contagious wounds, even if covered in contact sports

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