by: Mary Catherine Whitley
Pictures of Staphylococcus:
Frequency of Staphylococcus:
It is highly contagious, if a person were to touch another persons infected wound than they have a high chance of developing the infection.
In order to prevent developing a Staph infection you need to clean your wound with soap and water immediately after being cut then cover your wound with a bandage.
Course of Staphylococcus:
- Tenderness, redness and swelling
You may begin to develop:
- boils or lesions on the surface of the skin
If the Staph infection goes without being treated, depending on how fast it spreads and how deep it spreads, it may lead to death.
Also, if someone is Antibiotic-resistant that could lead to death because Antibiotics is usually the main drug used to treat a Staph infection. Unless the infection is diagnosed soon enough to where doctors may be able to go in and surgically clean the infected areas.