Last week’s blog about the benefits of fermented food was about how beneficial bacteria in your gut can boost your immune system. Now a new study shows how beneficial bacteria living on your skin can also protect against Staph skin infections. Staph bacteria can be the the cause of more serious MRSA infections.
If you’ve lost time from work because of Staph or MRSA, then you know the stress, uncertainty and frustration these infections can inflict. On top of the often high cost of treatments, lost income from missing work can cause a huge financial strain.
You want to go back to work and get your life back on track as soon as possible. But you also want your friends, family and coworkers to be safe from catching your infection. If you’ve lost work due to Staph or MRSA then you’ve probably been wondering the following:
MRSA carrier facts and myths
One of the biggest questions I hear from people with MRSA is “will I always be a MRSA carrier?” This is an important question because a MRSA carrier can spread the bacteria to their spouse, family members, friends and coworkers, even if they show no signs of infection.
How easily is MRSA transmissible and how do most people catch it?
Is MRSA Contagious? There are plenty of scientific studies showing how contagious MRSA can be. MRSA can be spread through the air and the bacteria can live on surfaces for weeks or even longer. One of the best ways to gauge how is MRSA spreadable comes from real people’s stories about how they caught these infections.