If you’ve been diagnosed with any type of MRSA, chances are your doctor will want you to start you on antibiotics. They may prescribe oral antibiotics you take by mouth or by IV antibiotics if the infection is more severe.
Figuring out which antibiotic is best is a difficult question to answer. Because MRSA bacteria are so resistant to many drug therapies, many people may find their prescribed antibiotic does not work. For best results, be sure your doctor has determined what antibiotic actually works against your specific strain of MRSA bacteria. This can only be done through a sensitivity procedure in the lab. For more on testing, click here.
I’ve reviewed the 2012 MRSA guidelines per the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the CDC for the current listing of approved antibiotics, which vary depending on the location and severity of the infection. These antibiotics include: Clindamycin, Linezolid (Zyvox), Mupirocin, Septra or Bactrim for generalized skin infections. For more severe infections, antibiotics can include Vancomycin, Zyvox, Daptomycin and Clindamycin.
Even though the above antibiotics are current therapies in 2012, it does not mean they will work for all strains of MRSA. For your best success, be sure you also get informed about using natural therapies which I cover in great detail on this site.
What is the best choice for MRSA?
As I’m often asked about choosing the best MRSA antibiotic, I’ve created a new resource for these antibiotics including resistance factors and some common side effects, something everyone who takes these drugs (or any drug for that matter) should be informed of and take seriously. And as I mentioned above, the best option drug option for you is determined through testing.
Click the link to learn more about MRSA Antibiotic choices.
To your best health,