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Skin Care and Diseases

What does MRSA look like?

01/04/2008

Question:

MY FRIEND HAD MERSA...AND NOW I HAVE A PIMPLE LIKE MARK ON MY UNERPIT THAT HURTS. WHAT SHOULD I LOOK FOR?

Answer:

Not all pimple-like growths are MRSA. There is no specific skin lesion that tells us it has MRSA growing. Laboratory tests (cultures) will identify that. If the lesion does not resolve in a few days and continues to enlarge or worsen, see a doctor.

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Response by:

Elma D Baron, MD Elma D Baron, MD
Associate Professor of Dermatology
Director, Skin Study Center
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University