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.
Learn more about boils!
- Symptoms and areas of the body affected by the boil
- Homemade treatment to accelerate the healing of the boil
- Is there a cure for furuncle? How to treat and eliminate the infection
- Can furuncle be transmitted?
- Tips on how to prevent and prevent the appearance of boils
- Furuncle complications: how does the infection evolve?
- Know the remedies and ointments to treat furuncle
- Carbuncle or furunculosis? Know the types of boils
- Risk groups: who is more likely to have a boil?
- Understand what the boil is and how to differentiate it from folliculitis