Staphylococcus Aureus

Community Associated Methicillin Resistant (CAMRSA)

Disinfecting CA-MRSA

It’s important to keep in mind that there are quite a few strains of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) that occur under different conditions. Specifically, Community Associated Methicillin Resistant (CA-MRSA, NRS384, USA300) are clones of Staphylococcus aureus that are commonly identified and spread in close community settings. Staphylococcus is the bacterium that is responsible for the very difficult to treat superbug that often proves unscathed by powerful antibiotic use. This is where the acronym MRSA derives: Methicillin (multidrug) Resistant Staphylococcus aureus as it is typically unresponsive to antibiotics including:

  • Penicillin
  • Methicillin
  • Dicloxacillin
  • Nafcillan
  • Oxacillin
  • Cephalosporins

How to Treat CA-MRSA

Being virtually unaffected by aggressive antibiotic use is what makes Community Associated MRSA so unique and dangerous to the masses. A relatively healthy person can carry MRSA without any symptoms at all for weeks, even years and will still be able to pass the virus along given the proper conditions. Because we know how traumatic an infection like this can be, Clear Gear Sports Spray is specially designed to kill the germs and bacteria that cause illnesses like Staphylococcus aureus- Community Associated Methicillin Resistant (CA-MRSA) (NRS384) (USA300). Clear Gear Sports Spray can be used in a variety of applications such as treating objects shared at schools, daycares, locker rooms, on backpacks, even the cases of our cell phones and tablets.

Because Community Associated Methicillin Resistant aureus is so aggressive, it is essential to treat it swiftly; ideally within the first 24-48 hours after the onset of symptoms. Once 72 hours passes, MRSA starts to infiltrate tissue and that’s when it becomes truly difficult to treat. Someone who thinks they’re suffering from MRSA should identify an area that resembles a red rash or tiny red pimples or a spider bite. They will typically acquire a fever as the rash grows, but often the rash starts small or in an inconspicuous spot and they may not put it all together until to is too late to be easily treated. Eventually, the rash evolves into a larger, more painful and swollen boil before true concern takes over. By then, the MRSA has had time to travel through the system as well as to others around you.

Stop CA-MRSA in it’s Tracks

Risk Factors of CA-MRSA

Community Associated MRSA is exactly as it sounds: common to those who are in close quarters or tight communal living situations. Among the most common groups acquiring MRSA include:

  • Athletes
  • Hospital patients
  • Prison inmates
  • Military recruits
  • HomelessPeople
  • Those living in contact with live food-producing animals
  • Children in schools/daycares

For a long time, there have been an alarming number of reports in the U.S. as well as across the globe of clustered outbreaks of MRSA. More specifically, a colonization of the bacterium that is spreading like wildfire in locker rooms, on wrestling mats, on fields where skin contact equipment is used, recreational centers, daycares and any place a close community of people gather or live. There are even published studies linking MRSA outbreaks with the use of artificial turf. An example of this was a high school football player who was temporarily paralyzed from MRSA infected burns he sustained from contact with the turf. He was infected in October of 2006 and again in January of 2007. He needed three surgeries to remove the infected tissue as well as a lengthy and expensive three week hospital stay.

Some common symptoms of these infections includes difficulty breathing, overall malaise, fever and chills. Flu like symptoms are also often reported. Staphylococcus aureus can easily be spread by skin to skin contact as we see in contact sports, sharing equipment, protective gear, towels and helmets or by coming in physical contact with someone who has the infection. Keeping clean is at the top of the list of making sure you limit your chances of getting Staphylococcus aureus. At Clear Gear, we believe that prevention is the best cure and Clear Gear Sports Spray can help in the prevention of some of the most horrendous diseases and illnesses out there.

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