Staph Infection is caused by staphylococcus bacteria, types of germs commonly found on the skin or in the nose of even healthy individuals. Although these bacteria cause no problems or result in minor skin infections, however, the Staph Infection can turn deadly if the bacteria invade deeper into the body. Some of the common symptoms of Staph Infection include boil, diarrhea, dehydration, low blood pressure and high fever.
HOW IS STAPH INFECTION DIAGNOSED?
A dermatologist/ general physician diagnoses this condition by the following tests:
1. Physical examination
2. Testing a tissue sample for bacteria
HOW IS STAPH INFECTION TREATED?
Antibiotics are the most common way to treat Staph Infection. A skin infection that has pus in it can be drained through a minor surgery
DID YOU KNOW?
It is possible that some patients would show resistance to antibiotics because of strong bacteria and this is known as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains.