Staph infection

Overview

Staph infections can turn deadly if the bacteria invade deeper into the body. Staph is spread person-to-person and is very contagious.

Symptoms

Skin infections can cause boils and oozing blisters. When Staph cause food or blood poisoning, fever, nausea, and joint, muscle, or belly pain may occur.

Treatments

Some strains of staph (MRSA) no longer respond to common antibiotics. Drainage of the infection is often required.

Last Updated Jun 13, 2017


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