I contracted Mersa in my hands and fought the initial infection for 6 months. During this time period I was also out of work. Not covered by Workmans Comp. Their view is that I could have contracted it anywhere. The main question I have is has anyone out there had Mersa especially in their hands. Now I have all types of problems with the skin on my hands. I am allergic to almost everything that touches my hands. Latex, soap, any perfumed lotion. I am on Prednisone and have started taking Methatrexate. This has gone on for almost a year. I wear gloves for super sensitive skin and wear cotton gloves when I have skin break down. I believe I contracted the initial infection while having slight contact dermatitis from the keyboard at work while charting. They are not disenfected. Before the infection I would only occasionally have contact dermatitis. If someone else has had similar problems please talk.