Largest Independent Pharmacy in New England Now Stocks Defense Soap

As the largest independent wholesaler located in New England, Burlington Drug Company serves a base of customers which includes community pharmacy, clinics, hospitals, closed door, institutional pharmacies and integrated healthcare systems. These market segments have been our focus for over 110 years.

Today they announced they will carry Defense Soap a spart of their movemnent to natural. green alternatives to skin care.

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Guidance for Schools and Student Athletes about Community-Associated Staphylococcus Aureus (CA-MRSA) Infections

Background

Staphylococcus aureus , often referred to as “staph,” are bacteria commonly found on the skin or in the nose of healthy people. Approximately 25% to 30% of the population are colonized with staph bacteria (i.e., carry the bacteria without becoming ill). Sometimes staph causes minor skin infections (e.g., pustules, small boils) that can be treated conservatively,without antibiotics. However, on occasion, staph bacteria can cause much more serious skin infections, as well as bloodstream infections,pneumonia, etc.

Over the past several years, treatment of some staph infections has become more problematic because the bacteria have become resistant to various antibiotics. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus(MRSA) is a type of staph that is resistant to some antibiotics, including the antibiotic methicillin. Infections caused by MRSA have historically been associated with ill persons in health-care institutions. However, MRSA has now emerged as a common cause of skin and soft tissue infections that may occur in previously healthy adults and children who have not had prior contact with health-care settings. This type of MRSA infection is known as community-associated MRSA (CA-MRSA).

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Wrestlers learning hard way they must fight skin diseases

By  RACHEL LENZI
Fort Collins Coloradoan

Poudre High School wrestler Cole Gorton won the 189-pound championship at a recent wrestling tournament, but what he got that weekend was more than a trophy; the Poudre senior picked up a staphylococcal infection.

The source of the infection, which most likely entered his blood stream through an open wound, may have been from wrestling on mats that were not properly cleaned and sanitized or from competing against wrestlers who may have been carrying infections.

In late January, Gorton came down with symptoms he initially dismissed as the flu. But after more than a week, when he realized that the symptoms weren’t subsiding, he took another measure. He checked into Poudre Valley Hospital, where doctors diagnosed the staph infection.

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Beth Israel faulted for staph outbreak in mothers, babies

Over the past six months, 18 mothers and 19 newborns have become sick with a dangerous bacterial infection soon after being released from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, triggering a state investigation that uncovered serious problems with the hospital’s infection control practices.

Ten of the infected patients became so ill that they required hospitalization. Two of those had serious complications.

The most recent of the staph bacterial infections, a type resistant to many common antibiotics, was identified earlier this week. Continue reading

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Signs of Staph Infections

Mixed Martial Arts is probably one of the easiest ways to get yourself a Staph Infection. The close contact, cuts, sweat and mats are a recipe for Staph. In order to prevent it, you have to understand it because the fact is at any gym there will be those who get infected with Staph. Staphylococcus aures (Staph) can be mild but sometimes fatal. The Staph bacteria can be found living harmlessly on your skin. The moment your skin is broken, there is a chance that Staph can infect the broken area.

Symptoms and Signs

  • Painful Red Bumps
  • Pus
  • Spreading
  • Boil like look

Serious?

Serious staph infections where a fatality is rare though possible if not treated. The staph infection can actually move into your blood stream which will potentially infect your lungs, bones, joints, heart and central nervous system. I had a friend that trained with me that was treated for a serious staph infection, where he had to have medicine injected daily for a week.

Yay, Prevention

  • Good hygiene and cleanliness
    • Bathe as soon as you’re done training
    • Wash your hands often
  • Cover your cuts
  • Don’t share equipment or towels
  • Use a rash guard
  • Wash your equipment

So if you see anything funny on you’re skin, get it checked out. Better safe than sorry, right?

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