MRSA is resistant to many antibiotics so it can be difficult to treat.
However, there are antibiotics that can treat MRSA and make the infection go away.
Your doctor may culture your infection and have the lab test the bacteria to find out which antibiotic is best for you.
Can MRSA be cured completely?
MRSA is treatable. By definition, MRSA is resistant to some antibiotics. But other kinds of antibiotics still work. If you have a severe infection, or MRSA in the bloodstream, you will need intravenous antibiotics.
How long does it take MRSA to heal?
How long does MRSA last? Healthy people can carry MRSA in their nose, on their skin, or in wounds that do not heal for weeks or even years. People who carry MRSA can sometimes clear the bacteria from their bodies but the MRSA can return, particularly in people who take antibiotics.
Can you treat MRSA at home?
Bathe a child in chlorhexidine (HIBICLENS) soap or bath water with a small amount of liquid bleach, usually about 1 teaspoon for every gallon of bathwater. Both of these interventions can be used to rid the skin of MRSA.
What are the chances of surviving a MRSA infection?
Early and aggressive treatment increases the patient’s chances of survival and close monitoring is required. Recovery from mild sepsis is common, but mortality rates are approximately 15% and mortality rate for severe sepsis or septic shock is approximately 50%. For MRSA patients the mortality rate is 20 – 50%.