Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a bacterium that causes infections in different parts of the body. It's tougher to treat than most strains of staphylococcus aureus -- or staph -- because it's resistant to some commonly used antibiotics.The symptoms of MRSA depend on where you're infected. Most often, it causes mild infections on the skin, like sores or boils. But it can also cause more serious skin infections or infect surgical wounds, the bloodstream, the lungs, or the urinary tract.Though most MRSA infections aren't serious, some can be life-threatening. Many public health experts are alarmed by the spread of tough strains of MRSA. Because it's hard to treat, MRSA is sometimes called a "super bug."
Thank you for your happy thoughts.
I had exactly those thoughts when I sat down on a chair that wasn't there. It shakes you up pretty badly. I hope you are OK other than the scrape.
Ouch, Al! Do you remember mecuricome (sp?) when you were a kid? I'm a klutz and my mom put it on everything so I was basically an orange kid. Course, that was a better kind of orange :) Hope it heals soon.
Ew. Do keep it covered and moist with some triple antibiotic ointment.
It's covered with this totally natural, totally amazing stuff called scabs.