How Serious Can Be MSSA Infection (not MRSA)?
October 12, 2010 9 Comments
MSSA infection, which is also known as Methicillin Sensitive Staphylococcus Aureus, is a disease that we see popping up more and more these days. It’s particularly dangerous and scary for a number of reasons. The first reason is because it is most commonly contracted while at hospitals, when a person is often in a weakened condition. The second reason it’s scary is because it’s resistant and sensitive to powerful antibiotics, making it especially tricky and difficult to eradicate. MSSA and MRSA infection are virtually the same disease, with minor differences, because they both are antibiotic resistant and generally are contracted at hospitals. There are many testimonials online of persons who have contracted one of these diseases while at a hospital. The most famous case of this is the actress Leslie Ash, who found herself paralyzed once an MSSA infection attacked her spinal tissue, which was introduced through an epidural shot.
Staph infection can invade the body through a number of channels. Most commonly, it inhabits the soft tissues of the nasal cavity, the respiratory tract, as well as open wounds. Depending on the area infected, staph will often manifest itself as red bumps which ultimately grow into painful boils. Fever and rashes often accompany the boils. When MSSA is introduced into either a wound, or else into healthy tissue somewhere inside the body from either shots or surgery, the symptoms and effects of the disease may be enhanced. Paralysis of the lower half of the body is very common, along with lasting pain in the area where the infection occurs. After MSSA infects the body in a specific region of tissue, it begins to grow and becomes very difficult to eradicate. Often large portions of tissue must be cut away and heavy doses of antibiotics.
If you’re sitting at home and think you might have an MSSA infection, go through a checklist to see whether or not your symptoms line up. MSSA and MRSA often hideout in hospitals, so the first question to ask is have you been to a hospital within the last 2 months? If you answered no, you can also contract MSSA infection through a few other sources as well. If the answer is yes, what did you go to the hospital for? Was there surgery involved? If yes, then the MSSA will probably be inhabiting the area where the procedure took place. If you went to the hospital with an injury and the injury isn’t healing well, you should seek immediate medical assistance. There are a number of other risk factors besides persons who have been recently in the hospitals. Persons who have an increased risk factor are college students living in dorms, persons swimming in coastal waters, prison inmates, soldiers living in close quarters, people around livestock, children, and the elderly
* Note: MRSA and MSSA infections are extremely dangerous. If there’s any reason that you think you may have this disease, you should seek immediate medical attention.
Now I’m not usually one who promotes fear of disease. From my studies and research into natural health, I’ve learned that when the body has the right vitamins, minerals, nutrients, and habits, the body is very well equipped to fight diseases of all kinds. But with MSSA infection, this isn’t necessarily the case. MSSA and MRSA are inadvertently and artificially enhanced by medical science, making them especially dangerous to the body. As far as MSSA goes, it would be smart to do everything you can to steer clear of it.
** This article is meant to add to your general knowledge and is not meant to be taken as medical advice.
Guest Author Resource (Ben Mester):- I hope you learned something about MRSA and MSSA infection. For more information on diseases and natural health, check out another of my articles on hydrogen peroxide therapy.