2. Cellulitis and Abscesses
MRSA infection can also cause cellulitis and abscesses. Cellulitis is a type of skin infection that will affect the deeper skin layers as well as the underlying tissues. It can appear anywhere in the body although it is usually common in the lower leg area. When MRSA causes cellulitis, your skin will get red, swollen, hot, and tender.
In the most severe cases, cellulitis may also come with fever, nausea, dizziness, and vomiting. It may also lead to confusion and shaking chills. The patient will also develop an abscess, a painful lump that develops under the skin and produces pus. Cellulitis and abscesses are not always due to MRSA, but these are the two most common symptoms of this infection.