What Parents Need to Know about MRSA
What Parents Need To Know
All kinds of bacteria and viruses are found on the active gear and clothing of school kids who spend a lot of their day in large groups. So it’s important for these kids to get clean and dry after a day of activity.
Known scientifically as Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, exposure can lead to a serious skin infection. Symptoms might include redness and/or puffiness of the skin, which can become severe, and may be accompanied by a fever. And though rare, more serious cases can spread to organs such as the lungs, which could cause pneumonia.
If a person gets a cut or skin rash, the bacteria can enter the bloodstream. The immune systems of healthy people combat bacteria such as these all the time, but MRSA is a concern to medical professionals because it is considered to be a “
This makes it harder to combat than other kinds of bacterial infections, causing some people to have to live with MRSA long-term. And, where these sorts of infections used to be a worry for only those who were hospitalized, (known as ‘Hospital Acquired’, or
Web M.D. goes on to say that the number of head and neck MRSA infections in otherwise healthy children has
It’s important to realize, however, as
Those ongoing steps must of course include
Following these germ-killing steps is important in the day-to-day life for every family, and the
Proper overall hygiene and safe interactive practices are the most important steps in preventing infection and illness from bacteria and viruses for anyone, especially our busy kids. And the StinkBOSS can disinfect those unwashables, kill the germs, and de’feet’ the stink they bring home with them every day.