Crimson Wave Athletics
Calumet College of St. Joseph
2400 New York Ave. Whiting, IN 46394
What if I suspect an MRSA skin infection?
Cover the area with a bandage and contact your athletic trainer or primary care physician. It is especially important to contact your healthcare professional if signs and symptoms of a MRSA infection are accompanied by a fever.
How are MRSA skin infections treated?
Treatment for MRSA skin infections may include having a healthcare professional drain the infection and, in some cases prescribe an antibiotic. Do not attempt to drain the infection yourself- doing so could worsen or spread it to others. If you are given an antibiotic, be sure to take all of the doses (even if the infection is getting better),unless your healthcare professional tells you to stop taking it.
For more information please call 1-800-CDC-INFO or visit www.cdc.gov/MRSA