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Staph infection is a bacteria that is found in many places; for example, on your skin, in your nose, on mats in gyms, in hospitals, food poisoning to name a few.
There are two basic types of Staph infection, (Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus epidermidis) and several other strains not seen as frequently as the basic two. Staph aureus is the strain that causes us to need medical attention more frequently than Staph epidermidis. Here are few sign and symptoms and for Staph.
Signs and Symptoms of Staphylococcus aureus.
Boils on the Skin; Staph can cause a pus filled boil to develop from a hair follicle that gets infected or from a clogged oil gland. Usually redness and swelling will occur in the infected area.
Cellulitis; Infection in the layers of skin further away from the skin’s surface. The surface skin will appear red and irritated with sores that may itch and ooze. The infection is found in the deeper layers and can become serious enough for hospitalization if not taken care of by a medical professional.
Impetigo; A scaly painful rash that is contagious. The rash can ooze from fluid filled blisters which become crusty over a period of time.
2. Treating Staph
There are several treatment options for a Staph infection which you can easily find by going to our list of medications for Staph. It is very important to speak to a healthcare professional prior to taking any medication.
Staphylococcus aureus is a bacteria that can become a very serious condition if not treated. Being aware of the signs and symptoms of Staph is the place to start for early detection.
Remember to always consult with your healthcare professional prior to making any decision on the medication to treat this infection. It is always better to be safe than sorry when dealing with the unknown in healthcare.