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Can you catch MRSA from surfaces in your home or in the air?
Staph infections are caused by staphylococcus bacteria, types of germs commonly found on the skin or in the nose of even healthy individuals.
Staph infections can turn deadly if the bacteria invade deeper into your body, entering your bloodstream, joints, bones, lungs or heart.
Staph infections can range from minor skin problems to endocarditis, a life-threatening infection of the inner lining of your heart (endocardium).
Antibiotics combat infection.
Applying antibacterial cream inside your nose 3 times a day for 5 days is a decolonization treatment.
You can get MRSA by sharing things like towels, sheets, and clothes with someone who has MRSA on their skin.
MRSA is a type of bacteria that’s resistant to several widely used antibiotics.
Staph is a germ (bacteria) that can cause infections in any part of the body, but most are skin infections.