Find out what are the causes of the boil

The main cause of the boil is infection with Staphylococcus aureus . The bacterium lives on human skin and, when it is only on the skin, does not cause problems, but any cut and injury (even a mosquito bite) opens the way for it to enter.

Although similar, boils are not  pimples , but as pimples cause sores on the skin, they can serve as a way for the bacteria to infect the follicle and cause the boil.

MSRA: antibiotic-resistant bacteria

MSRA, Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus , that is, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus  is a strain of the bacterium that is resistant to antibiotics from the penicillin group.

Methicillin is an antibiotic in the penicillin group that is no longer used, as other, more stable penicillins have the same or better effect. However, MSRA was named when they discovered methicillin- resistant strains of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria . Nowadays, the name is used for strains of the bacterium resistant to the entire group of penicillins.

This bacterium is not more aggressive than  normal S. aureus , but the means of treatment are reduced. This strain is usually found in hospitals. Although it is no more dangerous for people than the normal version, as it is more common in hospitals, it is dangerous for patients who may have a weakened immune system.

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