MRSA in Children Directory
MRSA stands for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. It is one of many strains of a bacterium called Staphylococcus aureus -- or staph, for short. Staph bacteria are common on skin and in noses. There has been a big increase in antibiotic-resistant bacteria such as MRSA, even in children. It's important to know how to help prevent MRSA in children and what to do if you suspect your child has it. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how MRSA is contracted, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.
Preventing MRSA Infections
Learn about the prevention of MRSA -- a type of staph infection -- from the experts at WebMD.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil has been used traditionally as a topical antiseptic and antifungal treatment. WebMD explains the scientific evidence for its effectiveness against everything from athlete's foot to MRSA.
Your Skin and MRSA
What is methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureaus? Find out more about MRSA and how the infection spreads in the hospital and community.
Understanding MRSA Infection
Learn more from WebMD about MRSA, a contagious and antibiotic-resistant staph bacteria that leads to potentially dangerous infections.
Teaching Kids About Colds and Germs
Teens in high school health class learn how to take care of themselves by learning how germs are spread.
How and When to Wash Your Hands
Which sex is the worst about washing up? Why is it so important? We’ve got the dirty truth on how and when to wash your hands.
Arm Yourself Against MRSA
MRSA is a type of the common staph aureus bacteria that is resistant to certain antibiotics. Learn how to avoid exposure.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: MRSA -- What You Need to Know About This "Superbug"
What is MRSA? View pictures of the contagious MRSA bacteria and see what a MRSA skin infection looks like.
Slideshow: Childhood Illnesses Every Parent Should Know
Croup, sore throat, glue ear and Kawasaki disease are among child illnesses parents must know. BootsWebMD has symptoms, pictures, and advice for when to seek medical advice.