Staff infection

Staff infection or Staph infection or Staphylococcus infection – they are all the same. It’s a bacteria that lives on skin surfaces and especially found around the mouth, nose, genital and anal area.

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It does nothing and stays on the surfaces until we give it a chance to get in via a cut or a wound.

There are many different types of staph infection but the most popular one is Staphylococcus Aureus. This type bacteria is what causes skin infections such as boils, impetigo, folliculitis, cellulites. If not treated, this infection may release toxins that could lead to toxic shock syndrome or food poisoning.

With younger adults, or teens, having eczema or skin burns could more than likely get an infection. Although staph infection could be transmitted via contaminated objects, the most common way to spread staff infection is through contact by skin to skin. It could also spread from one area of the body to the next by touching the infected skin and then touching another part of the body.

Staff infection is usually found on the skin however there have been cases where the infection has spread to either the bones, joints, lungs, blood, heart and the central nervous system. When this happens, usually it is due to a low or weak immune system of the person.

Staff infection could also be found in wounds. A common sign that a wound, or cut, is infected is when the area is red, swollen or if it feels warm or if there is pain on or around the area.

The good news is there is treatment for staff infection. Call your doctor if you notice anything different on your skin. Only your doctor will be able to diagnose if you truly have a staff infection. If you do have it, your doctor may prescribe oral antibiotics or topical antibiotic creams.

Usually any skin infection, the doctor would be able to tell if there is staph infection simply by looking at it. If you had surgery and the incision area has pus or is crusted, again, either an oral or topical, or both, will be given to get rid of the staph infection. If the doctor suspect that you may have any sort of infection in your body, that could only be determined by doing tests such as urine or blood tests.

A great way not to get any staph infection is to make sure you are clean. Washing your hands with soap and water is the best and easiest way to prevent any infection. If you have a cut, keep it clean again by using soap and water. If you know of anyone who has staff infection, especially in children, keep them away from other children as we all know that kids don’t care and don’t know anything about being contagious.

If someone in the family has staph infection, keep them away from the others and make sure they do not share towels and/or sheets with the others.

If your cut is infected, Neosporin is a good topical solution to use. If there is pain involved, call your doctor, and ask if you could take any pain medication. Once again, only your doctor can tell for sure if you would need any oral antibiotics.

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