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Is there a cure for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)?

While methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a concern because of its antibiotic resistance, there are still medications available that can treat it. It is important to use these medications as instructed to prevent increased antibiotic resistance. 
By definition, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is more difficult to treat than the average staph infection because it has developed a resistance to the antibiotics that typically treat staph infections. However, MRSA can be cured with antibiotics that do fight off the bacteria, such as vancomycin and linezolid. These may have to be given intravenously, depending on the type and severity of infection. Infections of the skin may be treated by draining if necessary and a topical antibiotic ointment. MRSA also made lead to complications like meningitis or infective endocarditis, in which case additional and more aggressive treatment may be needed. Surgery may be required to remove infected areas deeper in the body.

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