Study: Overuse of Antibacterial Cream Could Lead to MRSA

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

A new study says the frequent use of antibacterial creams could lead to a more drug-resistant strain of the MRSA staph infection.

The MRSA super strain causes mild to severe skin infections and can be deadly.

Previously MRSA infections were most common in hospitals and nursing homes, but now the bacteria is being discovered in gyms, locker rooms and day care centers.

Oral antibiotics had been the main concern with drug-resistant bacteria, but now over the counter creams are in question.

Doctors suggest washing minor cuts with soap and water, and saving the antibiotics for serious infections.

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