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Wednesday, 29 February 2012 10:21

Useful Tips To Kill MRSA

MRSA or Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus is a bacterium causing staph infections. The infections are expressed as abscess and boils. The main problem with MRSA is that it has acquired resistance to most of the antibiotics and as such is very difficult to cure. MRSA is contagious and spreads from one infected person to a healthy one.

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Respiratory infection might spread as a result of cough or sneezing. The other common manner in which the infection spreads is via contaminated surfaces. Because of such high potential of the bacterium to spread out, the best way of preventing MRSA infection is by killing the germs in the air.

The following points are with regard to how to kill MRSA in the air with some simple steps.

Use Protective Equipment To Kill MRSA

When visiting an area prone to MRSA infection, it is advisable that you employ means and measures to protect yourself from the infection. Small steps like putting on a face mask, gown and gloves will help in preventing the manifestation and spread of the infection.

Spray Disinfectants

Regular use of Lysol Disinfecting Aerosols in the air and also using it to clean rooms will kill the spores of the bacterium. MRSA being an airborne disease, the spores get deposited in the air as an infected person sneezes or coughs in the open area.

The infected respiratory droplets drop onto the surfaces around them and contaminate surfaces that are even six feet away. Lysol and other disinfectants form a protective coat on the surfaces and kill the germs in the air itself.

Other Disinfectants

Mix in a quart of water one tablespoon of Clorox compound. Use this solution on all hard surfaces in places where an infected person just resided. Use paper towels for wiping the surfaces and dispose them as soon as the cleaning is done.

Once cleaning of the infected area is complete, either wash or dispose off all the personal clothing that you were wearing. Clean hands with soap and warm water and wash them for a minute to ensure complete disinfection. Repeatedly clean the area where you think a respiratory MRSA infected person might have spread the spores.

Maintain Personal Hygiene

The above steps are necessary to ensure that the germs of MRSA get killed in the air itself. In case you do get infected with the bacterium, it is your responsibility to maintain very healthy personal hygiene to prevent the infection from spreading to your neighbor or family.

Identify the symptoms of the infection and use disinfectants to wash the infected part. Keep the surroundings clean and regularly spray Lysol disinfectants to kill any spores present. Use a cloth or handkerchief to sneeze or cough. It is advisable that you use tissue papers and throw them off after every use. This prevents the spores from settling in the air.

Finally, how to kill MRSA in air becomes very easy if you have a habit of living in a hygienic and clean environment.  If you maint

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