Bacteria and Skin Infections
Staphylococcus and Streptococcus are bacteria that can live in the skin every day without causing any sign of infection.
Over the years, bacteria have mutated and become resistant to the most common antibiotics. This causes a new scary infection: MRSA ( Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), explains Dr. Ketevan Vladi, Internal Medicine Physician with Baptist Health South Florida.
“MRSA or regular Staphylococcus still require a cut or some way to be introduced into the skin, into a deeper layer of the skin to cause infection,” the doctor says.