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Daytime TV Addresses the Onslaught of MRSA Cases in U.S.



ALBANY, Ore., April 1, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- On his April 1, 2008 show, Dr. Phil finally brought MRSA MRSA Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. See MARSA.  to the national spotlight. Until now, MRSA (methicillin methicillin /meth·i·cil·lin/ (meth?i-sil´in) a semisynthetic penicillin highly resistant to inactivation by penicillinase; used as the sodium salt.

meth·i·cil·lin
n.
 resistant staphylococcus aureus Staphylococcus au·re·us
n.
A bacterium that causes furunculosis, pyemia, osteomyelitis, suppuration of wounds, and food poisoning.


Staphylococcus aureus Staphylococcus pyogenes
) has been relatively unseen on national TV. Dr. Phil saw the terrible problem that MRSA has become and devoted an entire show to the problem. The program showcased several people affected by the disease, including a mother who had a son die as a result of the deadly bacteria. Cuts and scrapes are the number one way community acquired MRSA enters the body, so children and athletes are at a higher risk.

Prevention is the key to battling the potentially deadly bacteria. Staphaseptic is an over-the-counter wound care treatment that kills over 99% of MRSA. This ointment-like gel is applied directly to minor cuts, scrapes and burns -- like any other first aid ointment ointment /oint·ment/ (oint´ment) a semisolid preparation for external application to the skin or mucous membranes, usually containing a medicinal substance.

oint·ment
n.
. The difference is that Staphaseptic is the first product of its kind to kill MRSA bacteria that lead to serious and sometimes life-threatening infections. Standard triple antibiotic ointments, which have been used for decades to prevent infection, have not been shown to kill MRSA.
  Five Steps for Prevention

  1) Treat and cover wounds.  Cuts, scrapes and burns are the most common
     ways of MRSA entering the body to start an infection.  Staphaseptic is
     a widely available over-the-counter wound-care treatment that is
     applied to minor wounds before a bandage is applied.  It gets to the
     root of the problem by killing the bacteria before the infection
     starts.
  2) Don't share personal items.  Children should not share items like
     combs, bar soap or tweezers.  With summer upon us and a lot of kids
     heading to swimming pools, they should be reminded not to share towels.
  3) Shower after physical activity.  MRSA thrives on moist, warm skin.  The
     human body, after strenuous activity, is a breeding ground for the
     spread of MRSA and other bacteria.  One tip? Use a shower gel instead
     of bar soap which can carry the bacteria.
  4) Wash hands thoroughly.  Make sure to have children wash hands for at
     least 15 seconds with soap and warm water. Fifteen seconds is about
     how long it takes to recite the alphabet.
  5) Seek medical attention for active wounds. If an infection sets in it
     is vital to get to a doctor immediately. An infection can spread
     within hours and eventually cause pneumonia and even death. Infections
     can resemble a pimple or boil and can spread quickly over the body.





A complementary, bi-lingual pamphlet on MRSA prevention, is available by visiting http://www.mrsahelp.com/. The video, MRSA: The Ticking Time Bomb is also available to watch at the site.

About Tec Labs

StaphAseptic is available nationwide at all major drug store chains including Walgreens, CVS (1) (Concurrent Versions System) A version control system for Unix that was initially developed as a series of shell scripts in the mid-1980s. CVS maintains the changes between one source code version and another and stores all the changes in one file. , Rite Aid, Brooks/Eckerd and Harris Teeter.

Tec Laboratories, Inc. is an innovator of over-the-counter topical pharmaceuticals and the developer of breakthrough technologies in this area. Their product line includes Tecnu poison oak poison oak: see poison ivy.
poison oak

Species of poison ivy (Toxicodendron diversilobum) native to western North America and classified in the sumac (or cashew) family.
 and ivy products, Tecnu Extreme, Calagel, Licefreee! and Corticool.

CONTACT: Gary Burris of Tec Labs, +1-541-918-4124, gary@teclabsinc.com

Web site: http://www.teclabsinc.com/
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