Q: There is a huge lack of accurate information about MRSA online. I have been bathing in a separate tub and bleaching it if others need to use it after me. I have been infection free, thanks to your recommendations by the way, for two months. So, my question is how long do I need to be concerned about others getting MRSA from me? I want to be able to bathe my little children in the tub without having to bleach beforehand. Will I have MRSA forever now? I can't find an knowledgeable answer to that question and many others online. What are the facts about MRSA? Thank you so much for your time. I look forward to hearing from you.
A: Good to hear from you. I'm glad you are feeling much better and that my previous recommendations are helping.
MRSA is a strain of staph aureus that we doctors have created by the ignorant use of prescribing antibiotics incorrectly.
We have staph aureus on our skin all the time; however, we should not have MRSA. It is merely a question of balancing the ba...