MRSA, Staph Infection Symptoms
Last Updated: October 25th, 2010
Staph Infections and MRSA have exactly the same symptoms. MRSA is a type of staph infection that is resistant to antibiotic treatment -- the terms "staph infection" and "mrsa" are not associated with the severities of the conditions.
The main staph infection symptoms are listed below, however this is not in any way a self-diagnosis. Staph infections and MRSA are often mistaken for other conditions and vice versa. Only laboratory tests will confirm that you have a staph infection.
Technically, since MRSA symptoms can be widespread and numerous, the patient must understand that it happens mainly because the immune system is not working properly and the body cannot fight the spread of the bacteria.
Remember, some of these MRSA symptoms are also symptoms of other diseases, which means that a culture of the infection must be tested in a lab to determine cause. At any rate, the urgency to seek medical attention, regardless of whether or not the patient is in pain, is imperative. Do not wait for it to get worst because this will result in prolonged treatment and possible confinement in the hospital.
If you disregard a growing boil or pain in the affected area, you risk the following major medical problems:
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