On the skin, MRSA infection may begin as redness or a rash with a pus-filled pimple or boil. It may progress to an open, inflamed area of skin that may weep pus or drain fluid. In some instances, it may appear as an abscess, a swollen, tender area, often with reddish skin covering. When the abscess is cut open or spontaneously bursts open, pus drains from the area. If the infection is severe or may be spreading into the blood (bacteremia), fevers and shaking chills may occur.
What does mrsa look like? – MRSA, short for Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, is a particular strain of the staphylococcal (staph) group of bacteria that normally reside on the skin. It is often referred to as a superbug, since it is resistant to the antibiotics that kill most staph bacteria. Although it can live on your skin without any problem, if it invades your body via a scratch or cut, it can cause serious infections. These infections often look similar to many other, more benign infections, and without treatment they can become very dangerous.