Staph Infection - A Common Problem

BY Muhammad Hazman Mohamed Noor

A staph infection, also know as a staphyloccal infection, is a common problem that can happen to anyone on almost any spot on the body. A staph infection is caused by bacteria that sit on the body and then enters through an open cut or wound. Staphyloccal infections can also be caused by touching something that is contaminated by the bacteria or by sharing clothes, towels, or bed linens with someone who is already suffering with a staph infection.

There are several different types of these infections based on the place of contamination. If the staph infection is in one of the most common areas that they occur, the hair follicles, they will make a whitehead. Sometimes they will erupt into a boil. This can happen anywhere that there are hair follicles; the face, the bum, armpits and inner thighs are the more common places. If it is a boil it is more going to be more uncomfortable that a whitehead.

A staph infection around the eyelid is called a stye. They feel like a tight spot is on the eyelid, it is hard to the touch and will become quite red. The best treatment for this it to bathe it in warm water mixed with some salt, then gently dry it and apply an antibiotic cream. These usually go away in two or three days.

A staph infection can occur in many places. When a woman is nursing her baby she can wind up with a type of staphyloccal infection called Mastitis. This can be the result of the nipples cracking when nursing. Other women may suffer from a staph infection that has been known to become life threatening. This infection is called Toxic Shock Syndrome and is related to the use of tampons.

The best way to prevent a staph infection is simply by keeping yourself clean. Wash your hands often and bathe yourself several times a week. If you have cuts or wounds clean them well, apply antibiotic creams or lotions and cover them. Be careful not to spread a staph infection if your health care provider has diagnosed one by warning your family or friends and not sharing towels, linens or clothes. To avoid spreading the staphyloccal infection to other parts of your own body do not touch the infected area. If you must to treat it then be sure to wash your hands thoroughly.

M. Hazman is a Internet Enterpreneuer who own mutiple Niche Websites. The Latest website is Common Infections, Learn More about the Facts of Infectious Diseases.

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