My 19-month-old son Kohen got MRSA from an infected pimple and needed emergency surgery. Thankfully, he recovered as fast as he fell sick. He was flown to Akron by the Air Bear flight team out of St. Joseph’s Hospital in Warren, Ohio. This was the first flight for both myself and my son, ever. From […]
Although it may look like a tiny spider bite at first, a methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection can spread quickly a be difficult to treat. In this Children’s Channel video, Dr. Corrie Stofcho, a pediatric hospitalist at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the symptoms and treatment of this potentially dangerous disease.
With indoor sports at the peak of season, especially wrestling, common rashes and infections are abundant this time of year. The ones we see time and time again are ringworm, herpes and bacterial infections, such as impetigo and MRSA. Though they’re fairly easy to treat — many with oral antibiotics — they are highly contagious […]
This weekend is the highly anticipated Bill Dies Memorial Wrestling Tournament at Firestone High School. It’s this time of year our office is looking more closely for one of the highly contagious rashes that could disqualify these hard-working grapplers from tournament season.