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Daytime TV Addresses the Onslaught of MRSA Cases in U.S.
Date:4/1/2008

ALBANY, Ore., April 1, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- On his April 1, 2008 show, Dr. Phil finally brought MRSA to the national spotlight. Until now, MRSA (methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus) 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. 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, 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 and ivy products, Tecnu Extreme, Calagel, Licefreee! and Corticool.


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