hi thereCustomer would like to help you... the answer to your question is.. you will not know the difference. I will tell you for certain though that anything that's red, warm, swollen and has pus in it is definitely infected... and sometimes what you see is only something superficial, and something deeper may have to be drained. Also, if you are risk for getting CA-MRSA (community acquired MRSA)... as the following:
¦Young age. CA-MRSA can be particularly dangerous in children. Often entering the body through a cut or scrape, MRSA can quickly cause a widespread infection. Children may be susceptible because their immune systems aren't fully developed or they don't yet have antibodies
to common germs. Children and young adults are also much more likely to develop dangerous forms of pneumonia
, which can result from CA-MRSA, than older people are.
¦Participating in contact sports. CA-MRSA has affected sports teams. The bacteria spread easily through cuts and abrasions and skin-to-skin contact.
¦Sharing towels or athletic equipment. CA-MRSA has spread among athletes sharing razors, towels, uniforms or equipment.
¦Having a weakened immune system. People with weakened immune systems, such as those living with HIV
/AIDS, are more likely to have severe CA-MRSA infections.
¦Living in crowded or unsanitary conditions. Outbreaks of CA-MRSA have occurred in military training camps and in American and European prisons.
¦Association with health care workers. People who are in close contact with health care workers are at increased risk of serious staph infections.
YOu have to see your physician, or at least to an urgent care facility so that the appropriate antibiotics may be administered.
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