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Staph Infections - Staphylococcus Aureus

By Edited Nov 22, 2013 2 2



Staphylococcus aureus is a spherical bacterium and the leading cause of staph infections. A person can get a staph infection when coming into contact with Staphylococcus Aureus. Public places like restrooms, locker rooms, and similar shared spaces are most likely to expose people to this highly contagious bacterium.

Early signs of staph infection in wounds and cuts are swelling around the affected area, aching joints, fever, and respiratory problems. If small cuts or wounds fail to heal, consult a physician as soon as possible. Staph infections can kill you.


Step 1 - Preventing Staph Infections - Practice good hygiene. Wash hands with warm water and soap frequently. Bath properly. Carry an effectivehand sanitizer; use as needed.

Step 2 - Killing Bacteria - Use sanitary wipes and rubbing alcohol to treat minor skin irritations and minor signs of infection. If problems persist, SEE A DOCTOR as soon as possible.

Step 3 - Killing Staph Infection - SEE A DOCTOR - A Doctor will typically advise that the infected area be washed several times per day. This involves removal and discard of bandages and dressings, soaking the infected areas with soap and water and/or alcohol, and re-bandaging the infected areas with sanitary dressings. In addition, the Doctor might recommend an over-the-counter topical anti-bioticand possibly prescribe an oral antibiotic.

Step 4 - Critical Staph Infection - SEE A DOCTOR - In the worst cases an individual with severe staph infection is hospitalized. Treatment oftenincludes intravenous drugs and removal of the infected skin and surrounding tissue.

Tips and Warnings


If not treated immediately by a physician, bad cases of staph infection can lead to loss of life.

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Nov 29, 2009 1:31pm
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May 28, 2010 3:26pm
Nicely done! 2 thumbs up!
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