Just did a search for MRSA on this forum and noticed not one person had mentioned it so thought I would make a post. I got a staph infection called MRSA after sex with this girl. Had these boils appear first on my legs, hands and arms and then about 3 weeks later a HUGE boil appeared under my armpit. This was the most pain I had ever been in. It was freaking HUGE! I went to an urgent care and the doc took one look and said it was a staph infection. I had never even heard about that before. He lanced the boil and gave me two different antibiotics. Cipro and doxycycline. I also had to use this antimicrobial soap thing called Hibiclens and this nose ointment called mucipren. After the full round of antibiotics and all the other stuff everything cleared up. I rejoiced and planned my next trip. Low and behold 2 and 1/2 months later the MRSA came back. This time as a tiny boil on my hand. Tons of pain. My arm was almost completely paralyzed. I went to the doc right away this time. I'm on antibotics AGAIN and have to do the Hibiclens and mucipren AGAIN. I thought it was gone after the first round of antibiotics, but apparently I'm now colonized and will have this life.... sort of. You can get rid of it completely, but it's really, really hard. MRSA kills more people each year than aids! And I had never even heard about it! Have you?
So apparently, MRSA is transferable through skin to skin contact just like Herpes. MRSA is basically an antibotic resistant form of staph. It developed because of all the idiots who take antibotics when they're not needed. Staph causes boils on your skin that can cause serious issues and even death if it's not treated fast enough. If you don't treat it fast enough and it gets in to your blood you have a 25% of death! Wtf! Don't wait 3 weeks like I did the first time. Many people think a staph infection is just a spider bite or a pimple, and avoid going to the doctor. I just wanted to say that if you develop something like this after a visit to Thailand, you should not wait. Go to the doc and tell them you want to be tested for staph. You can also use hibiclens to rid your body of bacteria, but don't overdo it. Hibiclens kills the good bacteria too. After my research though I think it's safe to say you should use it after sex (I'm not a doctor). You can buy hibiclens over the counter.
Also, tons of people have staph on their skin, but it doesn't cause an infection unless there is a break in your skin. If you have any cuts or anything even really small make sure to put antibotics on it and bandage it quickly.
I can't possibly explain everything about it here, but just do a Google search. Just be aware of it. I hope it doesn't come back again after this next round of antibiotics, but you never know. Wish me luck!