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How do medications treat methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus?

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is known for being resistant to antibiotics, but even MRSA acquired from hospitals has been known to respond to certain medications. Some of these include ceftobiprole, vancomycin, linezolid, or daptomycin. All of these medications attack the bacteria that causes MRSA. Ointments that contain bacitracin, neomycin, or polymyxin B fight the bacteria and help to relieve the painful symptoms. Intravenous antibiotics may be administered if the infection is more severe than usual.

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