What does a methicilllin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection look like?
Many people who get a MRSA skin infection mistake it for a spider bite because it can appear as a dark center surrounded by a tender area. It often appears as a swollen red bump, similar to a pimple, with a rim of pus around it. The wound is painful. The person may develop a fever to go with the wound.