How Long Does It Take to Get Rid of MRSA?


MRSA is a staph bacteria that affects the skin. Areas infected will have to be drained and treated with antibiotics, usually in the hospital. The antibiotics given will have to be repeated until the infection is gone, which can take up to 3-4 weeks.
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How long it takes to get rid of MRSA depends on the severity of the infection and the treatment received. A MRSA patient can be a carrier for up to do months. About 20% of invasive MRSA patients die.
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