If you’ve been following the news lately, you’ve probably noticed more articles about Staph and MRSA infections in children. The number of children diagnosed with MRSA infection has increased substantially over the past few years.
As community-acquired MRSA (CA-MRSA) continues to rise, it has become a major threat to children, mostly elementary school-aged, in crowded community settings. MRSA infections are commonly found on the neck and head of children and can spread to other parts of the body as well.
A study by the Archives of Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery from January 2009 shows that MRSA infections of the head and neck usually occur in the ear (34%), nose and sinuses (28.3%) and the throat and neck (14.2%). The study findings encouraged people to be extra cautious in using antibiotics because the ever-increasing usage of antibiotics is a large factor in the development of antibiotic resistant superbugs, such as MRSA.
There are a number of reasons why MRSA infections could be rising so fast in kids. Children are exposed to all kinds of infections in schools and other crowded community settings. The immune system of most children is not fully developed, leaving kids more prone to infections than adults. And kids often lack proper skills in personal hygiene and hand washing.
So if you are a parent it’s more important than ever to know how to keep your child safe from a MRSA infection. How? Equip yourself with all the necessary information you need to know about MRSA, including how to keep your child safe in community settings.
Here are a few tips on how to keep your child safe from community MRSA infections:
• Wash your child’s laundry often using hot water and the hottest dryer settings to help reduce bacteria, especially sporting equipment, clothing and towels.
• Bring your own towel to gyms, health clubs and locker rooms.
• Clean workout and sporting equipment properly prior to use, especially if used by other people.
• Show your child how to properly wash their hands often.
• Avoid antimicrobial soaps – these can do more harm than good.
• Shower immediately after work outs, practices and sporting events to reduce any bacteria your child came into contact with.
• Learn how to help strengthen your child’s body and immune system to make them more naturally resistant to MRSA infections and other contagious diseases.
Click the link if you’d like to learn more on MRSA precautions. I also cover this topic in great detail in my book MRSA Secrets Revealed. You’ll also find two chapters on how to boost your child’s immune system to naturally ward off MRSA infections and other superbugs. Be sure to know your options. I think in today’s climate, we all had better know how to ward off infections without relying upon antibiotics.
Microbiologist and Natural Health Expert
Author MRSA Secrets Revealed