MRSA Skin Infections


  • Most MRSA skin infections are caused by Community-associated MRSA, and are therefore treatable by oral antibiotics – although antibiotics are not always required.
  • Surgical drainage (lancing) is required to treat an abscess, because antibiotics are unable to penetrate into a pocket of pus.

MRSA Cellulitis

  • MRSA cellulitis is a deep skin infection that can spread into underlying tissue. 
  • MRSA cellulitis without an abscess is treated with antibiotics. 

MRSA Abscess

  • An abscess is adeep pocket of pus containing MRSA bacteria, and is the origin for the continued spread of infection.
  • Surgical drainage (lancing) is required to treat an abscess, because antibiotics cannot penetrate into a pocket of pus. 
  • Do not attempt to drain an abscess at home
    Bacteria from the abscess can be pushed deeper into the tissue, creating a greater problem. 

Antibiotics for MRSA Skin Infections

MRSA by definition is resistant to many antibiotics; however, Community-associated MRSA is still susceptible to a few oral antibiotics. 

MRSA Antibiotics

Antibiotics used to treat MRSA in our communities include: 

  • Tetracycline:
    • Doxycycline and Minocycline are derivatives of tetracycline.
  • Trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX) 
    • Bactrim and Septra are trade names.
  • Clindamycin 
    • Cleocin is the trade name.
  • Ciprofloxacin 
    • Cipro is the trade name. 
  • Linezolid 
    • Zyvox is the trade name.

Follow-Up Care

  • Antibiotics: If antibiotics are prescribed, be sure to finish the full course. The last few days of antibiotics kill the toughest or most resistant bacteria.
  • Signs for concern: Your healthcare provider will dictate the need and frequency of follow up care. Common signs for concern include:
    • The infection does not improve in 48 hours.  
    • The infection site increases in size.
    • The infection site becomes more painful.
    • New infection sites develop.
    • Fever develops

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!