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.
Understanding MRSA Infection
Learn more from WebMD about MRSA, a contagious and antibiotic-resistant staph bacteria that leads to potentially dangerous infections.
Preventing MRSA Infections
Learn about the prevention of MRSA -- a type of staph infection -- from the experts at WebMD.
Symptoms of MRSA Infection
WebMD explains the symptoms of MRSA, a potentially dangerous staph infection.
Diagnosing and Treating MRSA Infections
WebMD's guide to the diagnosis and treatments for MRSA, a potentially dangerous staph infection.
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.
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.
Slideshows & Images
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.
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.