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Signs And Symptoms of Mercer's Disease


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Mercer disease can be a very difficult condition to treat as it is invulnerable to ordinary antibiotics. Some of the symptoms are skin rashes, flue and coughing. Discover who are at risk of getting the disease and how to stay safe.

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Signs And Symptoms of Mercer's Disease

  1. 1. What are Mercer Disease Signs?Mercer disease (also called Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, MRSA) can be avery difficult disease to cure. The MRSA is the bacteria that causes the ailment. It is verycontagious and is often immune to antibiotics. That is why it is important to know thesymptoms.Symptoms and indicatorsThere are several signs, the most common being an infection of the skin. The infected partwill appear like a rash. It will have blisters, reddish and with boils. The painful rash is alsoswollen and has pus. The rash looks a bit like a spider bite. That is why a misdiagnosis cantake place. This disease is actually due to the staph bacterium. If not treated properly, thebacteria can get in the lungs and make the condition worse.Flu-like symptoms are very common. Patients will also get chills, fever and shortness ofbreath. Coughing is not uncommon either. If the lungs are affected, the ailment will spreadmore quickly as the bacteria becomes airborne.The bacteria can also spread to the bloodstream, heart, the urinary tract, the bladder and otherorgans. If the condition is not properly treated, this ailment can become terminal.ComplicationsOnce the symptoms of Mercer disease appear, they can infect other body parts. The end resultdepends on the area being infected. Some common health conditions that may be felt aresevere headaches, joint pains and high blood pressure.CureThe disease is very resistant to most antibiotics. If you exhibit the symptoms, see a doctorimmediately. They will prescribe medication which the ailment is not invulnerable to. Peoplewith this condition should refrain from making contact with others to prevent spread. Thedisease is spread via sharing of food or drinks, breathing, kissing and touching.PreventionA hygienic lifestyle is one of the keys to protecting yourself from this disease. Your dietshould also have a lot of vitamins, especially A, B, C and D.Risk FactorsThe disease is often acquired from health care facilities and hospitals. Anyone can beinfected. But particularly vulnerable are the elderly and those with weak immune systems.HIV/AIDS patients are also vulnerable.Also at risk are those who are undergoing steroidal therapy and chemotherapy. Those whohave been hospitalized several times are at risk. People who are into long-term antibiotictherapy may also be infected. If you are in a crowded place, make sure that you dont shareclothes and other personal belongings. Cuts and wounds have to be sanitized.