Staph infections are caused by staphylococcus bacteria, types of germs commonly found on the skin or in the nose of even healthy individuals. Most of the time, these bacteria cause no problems or result in relatively minor skin infections. The symptoms include:
1. Skin infections such as boils, impetigo, cellulitis and Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome
2. Food poisoning which in turn may show vomiting, nausea, stomach pain, dehydration and low BP
4. Toxic shock syndrome
5. Septic arthritis
HOW IS STAPH INFECTION DIAGNOSED?
To diagnose a staph infection, the doctor will:
• Perform a physical exam. During the exam, the doctor will closely examine any skin lesions.
• Collect a sample for testing. Most often, doctors diagnose staph infections by checking a tissue sample or nasal secretions for signs of the bacteria.
HOW IS STAPH INFECTION TREATED?
The simplest remedies for controlling and curing the problem of staph infection is through antibiotics. Apart from this, wound drainage is a crucial aspect here to prevent further infestation. In some cases device removal is necessary to.
DID YOU KNOW?
Staph is short for Staphylococcus, a type of bacteria. There are over 30 types, but Staphylococcus aureus causes most staph infections (pronounced ""staph infections""), including
• Skin infections
• Food poisoning
• Toxic shock syndrome
• Blood poisoning (bacteremia)