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The key to preventing MRSA infections is for everyone to practice good hygiene.
The good news is that a few simple hygiene steps can help prevent and reduce the spread of possible staph infections.
What kills staph on surfaces?
A disinfectant kills bacteria, such as PureGreen24. Use a disinfectant that is specifically formulated to kill 100% of MRSA and Staph bacteria. MRSA and Staph kill claims only apply with these toxic chemicals when used in high enough concentrations.
Does antibacterial soap kill staph?
Antibacterial soaps are no more effective than regular soap and water for killing disease-causing germs, according to the CDC. Regular soap won’t kill healthy bacteria on the skin’s surface.
How do you get rid of a staph infection at home?
You can treat most small staph skin infections at home by:
- soaking the affected area in warm water or applying warm, moist washcloths.
- applying a heating pad or a hot water bottle to the skin for about 20 minutes, three or four times a day.
- applying antibiotic ointment, if recommended by your doctor.
Does rubbing alcohol kill staph?
Both alcohols, ethyl and isopropyl, can kill several bacteria in 10 seconds or fewer in the lab, including Staph aureus, Strep pyogenes, E. coli, Salmonella typhosa, and Pseudomonas species, some of the bad actors in infections. For M. tuberculosis, it may take as long as five minutes of contact.