The most commonly recognized way of getting the infection is through a cut, scrape or burn on the skin. Others acquire the infection from blunt trauma that results in bruising.
“If you think you may have symptoms after a wound, see a doctor right away. It is best to use common sense and good wound care as the best ways to prevent a bacterial skin infection,” Mack said. “Don’t delay first aid of minor, non-infected wounds like blisters, scrapes or any break in the skin. If you have an open wound or active infection, avoid common-use sites like whirlpools, hot tubs and swimming pools until infections are healed.”
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