MRSA stands for Methicillin Resistant Staph Aureus. This is commonly known as Staph or strep. Many children get strep throat through germs they share at school usually. However, many teachers will tell kids to wash their hands or use a hand sanitizer. The rubbing alcohol in the hand sanitizer is what kills the germs.
When the child’s skin is wet, that is the most likely place for the staph germs. Rubbing alcohol may hurt because it burns, but it will help. Rubbing alcohol or products that contain the alcohol can be used to clean areas that might be infected with the MRSA germs. Sometimes, people do not get sick from these germs even if they have ingested them. They are immune to the disease, but they can still spread it to other people.