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    Necrotizing Faceitis anyone?
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    Dochter is referring to MRSA, I think. From what I understand, it's basically a staph infection immune to most antibiotics, even the uber-powerful Vancomycin in some cases. Men's Health had a feature on it in a college football context because a college star died from it, and his best friend got extremely sick from it, but survived.

    http://www.menshealth.com/cda/articl...0-1995,00.html

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    Be smart and aware, not paranoid.
    Did anyone else know about the staph risk?* I didn't, I was fully aware of the fungal risks though.



    *Which thoroughly sucks, and is aesthetically disgusting.

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    MRSA can be killed by antibiotics, but it needs to be correctly diagnosed or people just keep taking the wrong stuff and eventually die.

    That being said, the chances of it happening are DEEPLY slim.

    *edit* Yeah, I knew about the staph risk, but my mom's a nurse and my dad's OCD, so I'm pretty up on "things that can kill you horribly".
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    Quote Originally Posted by samurai_steve
    Dochter is referring to MRSA, I think. From what I understand, it's basically a staph infection immune to most antibiotics
    There are lots of treatments available that work fine and it doesn't need to be severe. I have zero problems besides some sores that are healing. But there are indeed more severe and resistant strains out there.

    It is pretty common among prisoners and guards I know say they've all healed up quickly. I'm guessing I probably got it while rolling with a guard, as opposed to just regular staph.

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    Yes a severe staph infection can kill you. But you are far more likely to be killed on the way to class in a car accident then you are to die of an infection from the mats. My point was, stay clean, keep an eye on your skin but don't spend any time worrying over what might happen.
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    >If you see something slap some lamasil on it.
    AFAIK Lamisil doesn't kill bacteria. But there's little risk of mistaking weeping blisters for ringworm, once you know that Impetigo (that's what skin staph infections are called) exists.

    > Did anyone else know about the staph risk?
    I found out the hard way.
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    Yes, put an anti fungal on it to begin with because that's most likely what it is. Lamisil will not make a staph infection worse, nor will it harm healthy skin. That was the advice given by a dermatologist, so I think I will trust an MD who specializes in these things. If the symptoms are obviously non fungal then you need to get it checked.

    Edit : And accoring to WebMD minor impetigo can be cleared up with thorough washing over a 48 hour period. Again nothing to be really concerned about.
    http://my.webmd.com/content/article/8/1680_54522.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beatdown Richie
    > Did anyone else know about the staph risk?
    I found out the hard way.
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    The problem is, I know a lot of people who never wash their gi's. It's fucking repugnant.
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