Can MY Child Attend School With MRSA?

MRSA Infection and School Attendance

A child with a MRSA skin infection can attend school, but the following conditions need to be met:

  • Skin infections need to be covered, and the dressing needs to remain dry and intact. In other words, drainage should not be visible on the dressing. A soiled dressing will quickly spread MRSA bacteria to the surrounding environment.
  • The individual is able to keep the dressing in place. Young children and the mentally challenged may have a longer absence from school due to the inability to keep the dressing intact.

MRSA Colonization and School Attendance


MRSA colonization is when bacteria reside on an individual, but there are no signs or evidence of infection. For details on colonization see “What Is MRSA?” / “What Is MRSA Colonization?”


MRSA colonization typically does not cause school limitations.  This is because:

  • MRSA colonization is not distributed evenly over ones body.  
  • Easily washed areas tend to be void of bacteria, i.e. washed hands.  
  • Good hygiene will prevent the spread of MRSA. This includes regular hand washing, and keeping fingernails trimmed.

How We Can Help You

We specialize in the treatment and prevention of MRSA skin infections. Over the years we’ve successfully helped our patients defeat MRSA. 

Yet, we frequently encounter new patients frustrated over the lack of accurate and useful information available to treat/prevent their MRSA skin infections. Recognition of this unmet need prompted us to put into writing all that works for our patients and make it available to you. MRSA MD Insider’s Guide reveals how we successfully treat and prevent MRSA skin infections.

Included you’ll find:

  • How To Treat MRSA Skin Infections.
  • Which Antibiotics Work? What are the Side Effects?
  • How To Care for MRSA Wounds.
  • How To Minimize Pain Lancing an Abscess.
  • How To Prevent the Spread of MRSA.
  • How To Rid Your House of MRSA.
  • How To Stop Recurrences and Stop Harboring MRSA.

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We’ve treated countless MRSA skin infections and we bring that wisdom to you!