Warning Signs Of MRSA

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It’s fairly common for athletes to have pimples, cuts, and abrasions on their skin. So how do you know when it might be MRSA and should be referred to a doctor or hospital for a more complete evaluation?

Here are some warning signs to look for and ask about when deciding whether a wound requires medical intervention:

• Longer than normal healing time

• Any increase in size

• Unexplained or unusual pain or sensitivity

• The presence of pus or a pustule

• Induration (hardness)

• The sensation of heat

• Abnormal swelling or redness

• Red streaks around the lesion

• Abnormal coloratio


Submitted by DMorgan on Thu, 04/12/2007 - 5:15pm.