There are various ways to treat staphylococcus infection since this infection is known to be a serious illness. Staph or better still staphylococcus aureus occurs when staph bacteria gain access to the body by means of bruised skin or blood contact.
The infectious disease is known to be found on the outer skin, genitals, or nose of the carrier. Staph infection is known to be a very stubborn disease, but some can disappear with medication. However, people with a feeble immune system may not be able to heal quickly.
There are over 30 types of staph infection. The bacteria that cause staph are harmless until they gain access to the body. Once the body is infected, the carrier may notice skin redness, itching, painful rashes (on the face or neck), and/or swelling.
TYPES OF STAPHYLOCOCCUS BACTERIA
Medical experts use different means to treat staphylococcus infection. The method depends on the type of infectious disease. Some types of staphylococcus infection include but are not limited to the following;
- Endocarditis: the infection that affects the lining of the heart.
- Skin infection: when this type develops, it leads to open sores.
- Bone infection: this affects the bone of the carrier.
- Bloodstream infection: this form of Staph is known as bacteremia.
- Toxic shock syndrome (TSS).
- Food poisoning.
CAUSES OF STAPHYLOCOCCUS INFECTION
Staph is usually contracted through contact with carriers, surfaces, or objects. This indicates that staph is hardly developed in the body.
1. Coming in contact with the infection through contaminated surfaces
2. Working environments that predispose a worker (e.g., hospital)
3. Use of personal items with others (e.g., clothes, razors, makeup, etc)
4. Unsterilized needle pricking
5. Having contact with carriers
6. Unprotected intercourse
How to Treat Staphylococcus Infection
Medical experts prescribe a different medication for the treatment of Staph. It all depends on the type of Staph being treated, majorly, creams or ointments, intravenous antibiotics, and/or oral antibiotics are recommended for the treatment.
For patients who come down with food poisoning as a result of Staph, doctors recommend that the patient should take more fluids to stay hydrated. Antibiotics are usually not recommended for Staph food poisoning.
For skin staph that produces pus, medical experts recommend draining the pus.