Also called: Staph

Staph is short for Staphylococcus , a type of bacteria. There are over 30 types, but Staphylococcus aureus causes most staph infections, including Skin infections Pneumonia Food poisoning Toxic shock syndrome Blood poisoning (bacteremia) Skin infections are the most common. They can look like pimples or boils. They may be red, swollen and painful, and sometimes have pus or other drainage. They can turn into impetigo , which turns into a crust on the skin, or cellulitis , a swollen, red area of skin that feels hot. Anyone can get a staph skin infection. You are more likely to get one if you have a cut or scratch, or have contact with a person or surface that has staph bacteria. The best way to prevent staph is to keep hands and wounds clean. Most staph skin infections are easily treated with antibiotics or by draining the infection. Some staph bacteria are resistant to certain antibiotics, making infections harder to treat.

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    Staph Infection of Back Bone
    Hi all, Back in February I had back surgery for spinal stenosis at L 4-5 Eight days later, I had to have surgery for a large hematoma that was very de - 85% more...
    Stephen80549- over a year ago - in Staphylococcal Infections
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    infection
    I have an sore that started with it itching it then develop a lump and got really sore then now it has come to a head and it is so sore it is hard to - 57% more...
    Sandragrace54- over a year ago - in Staphylococcal Infections
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    Antibiotics for staph
    What antibiotic is used to treat staph skin infections?
    Sherwood- over a year ago - in Staphylococcal Infections
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