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MRSA Infection (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care

When any of the symptoms described above (boils, abscesses, carbuncles, cellulitis, sty, impetigo, or sepsis) develop, seek medical care. The CDC clearly states, "Do not attempt to treat a MRSA skin infection by yourself; doing so could worsen or spread it to others. This includes popping, draining, or using disinfectants on the area. If you think you might have an infection, cover the affected skin, wash your hands, and contact your health care provider." Readers are urged to follow this advice.

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