10 Signs and Symptoms of MRSA


Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a type of bacterial infection that can be easily passed on through skin contact. It can also spread through beddings and towels, which is usually the case in a hospital environment. The bacteria can linger in the skin harmlessly, but sometimes, it can lead to a wide range of symptoms on the skin, starting with skin lesions. Eventually, some other infections will also appear. Here are the 10 most common signs and symptoms of MRSA.

1. Folliculitis

Folliculitis happens when the hair follicles get inflamed and infected. Although this condition can happen due to many reasons, folliculitis is a very common symptom of MRSA. It can occur anywhere in any area in your body, except in the palms and soles where hair does not grow.

Folliculitis is commonly found on the neck, groin, and armpit areas. They will look like tiny red bumps, or a simple rash or pimple, but they are usually tender and itchy. This skin condition is not life-threatening, however, it can get very itchy and embarrassing. If it gets very severe, folliculitis can cause permanent loss of hair and will leave your skin scarred.