Most MRSA infections are skin infections that produce the following signs and symptoms:

• cellulitis (infection of the skin or the fat and tissues that lie immediately beneath the skin, usually starting as small red bumps in the skin);

• boils (pus-filled infections of hair follicles);

• abscesses (collections of pus in or under the skin);

• sty (an infection of an oil gland of the eyelid);

• carbuncles (infections larger than an abscess, usually with several openings to the skin);

• impetigo (a skin infection with pus-filled blisters), and

• rash (skin appears to be reddish or have red-colored areas).

A major problem with MRSA staph infection on nose is that occasionally the skin infection can spread to almost any other organ in the body. When this happens, more severe symptoms tend to arise.

MRSA that spreads to internal organs can become life threatening. Fever, chills, low blood pressure, joint pains, severe headaches, shortness of breath, and “rash over most of the body” are symptoms that need immediate medical attention, especially when associated with skin infections.

Some CA-MRSA and HA-MRSA infections become severe, and result in complications such as endocarditis, necrotizing fasciitis, osteomyelitis, sepsis, and even death!

Beware of these symptoms of MRSA infection, and don’t allow this dreadful disease to grow up to life threatening levels!