Staph Infection

By:Sydney Reynolds

Anatomy Of Condition

Staph is a bacterial infection commonly found on the skin.

Mechanism of transmission

Staph is spread by skin to skin contact or by touching an infected area.

Signs and Symptons

Common symptoms include boils and oozing blisters. Staph can also cause food poisoning resulting in nausea, vomiting, and stomach ache. In rare cases, staph infections can turn deadly if the bacteria invade deeper into the body or enters the bloodstream resulting in fever, joint, and muscle pain.

Method and Diagnosis/Common Treatment

Antibiotics are used to treat staph infections. But there's been a gradual change in how well these antibiotics work. While most staph infections used to be treatable with penicillin,stronger antibiotics are now used.

Typical Location

The most common place you would wind staph is typically open areas such as arms and legs or any part of the skin.