Web Extra: Staph Infection Info
What is Staph?
Most people have Staphylococcus aureus bacteria or staph on their skin or in their nose or throat. A staph infection is caused when the skin is punctured or broken and the staph bacteria enters the wound and causes an infection.
- Staph bacteria can cause illness through direct infection and through toxins that the bacteria produce.
- skin redness, swelling, warmth, tenderness and sometimes fever - Some staph infections are localized, but others can cover the entire body.
- Please consult a physician for treatment.
- Antibiotics are commonly used to treat staph infections.
- Any time you have a cut or skin breakdown, wash it with soap and water. Keep it clean and dry. Use antiseptic ointment and keep it covered.
- Keep personal items personal.
- Wear foot coverings in locker rooms and don't share towels.