Whenever Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is discussed, it’s important to remember that there are several distinct strains that occur under a variety of conditions. Specifically, Community Associated Methicillin Resistant (CA-MRSA, NRS123, USA400) which are clones of Staphylococcus aureus and are commonly identified and spread in close community settings. This is especially true with athletic communities and sports teams where close skin on skin contact is common.
Staphylococcus is the bacterium responsible for the daunting superbug that all too often proves resistant to powerful antibiotic use, hence the acronym MRSA:
Methicillin (multidrug) Resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Among the antibiotics it is resistant to includes:
Being basically unaffected by antibiotic use is what makes Community Associated MRSA so unique and often dangerous to the public. A healthy person can carry MRSA asymptomatically for weeks, even years and still be capable of spreading the virus in the proper conditions. Because we know how traumatic an infection like this can be, Clear Gear Sports Spray is specially designed to kill the bacteria that cause illnesses like Staphylococcus aureus- Community Associated Methicillin Resistant (CA-MRSA) (NRS123) (USA400). 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 quickly; ideally within the first 24-48 hours after its onset. After 72 hours, MRSA begins to infiltrate the human tissue and becomes truly resistant to treatment. Someone who believes they may be suffering from MRSA will need to identify any area resembling a red rash or an area with tiny red pimples or what looks like a spider bite. They typically acquire a fever as the rash grows, but because it is common to overlook a smaller rash, it is also common for that rash to evolve 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. Community Associated MRSA is exactly as it sounds: common to anyone living in close quarters or tight communal living situations.
Among the more common groups acquiring MRSA include:
For quite some time, there have been an alarming number of reports in the United States and across the world of clustered MRSA outbreaks. Specifically, the colonization of the bacterium is spreading rampantly in locker rooms, on wrestling mats, on playing fields and courts where skin contact is being made, recreational centers, daycares as well as any place people gather or live. There are also published studies that link MRSA outbreaks with artificial turf use as seen with a high school football player temporarily paralyzed because of MRSA infected burns he suffered from contact with the turf. He was first infected in October of 2006 and again in January of 2007. He ultimately needed three surgeries to remove the infected tissue as well as a lengthy and rather expensive three week hospital stay.
Symptoms common to these infections includes difficulty breathing, malaise, fever and chills as well as flu like symptoms. Staphylococcus aureus is easily spread by skin to skin contact from contact sports, sharing equipment, protective gear, towels and helmets or by simply coming in physical contact with somebody who is infected. Staying clean tops the list of limiting your chances of contracting Staphylococcus aureus. At Clear Gear, we believe that prevention is the best medicine and Clear Gear Sports Spray can help in the prevention of some of the most horrendous diseases and illnesses out there.