MRSA is a very treatable bacterial infection, but the key is seeking medical attention early before symptoms worsen and the infection progresses. Boils or abscesses must be evaluated by a health care professional for incisions and drainage. The primary treatment is medications and antibiotic therapy that is not resistant to MRSA. Sometimes intravenous (IV) antibiotics are necessary if the infection does not respond to oral antibiotics. The recovery process varies and depends upon how quickly treatment is sought, the severity of the infection and response to treatment.