It is always said that prevention is better than cure. But many a times, in spite of all the prevention, people suffer from different diseases. In such a situation, it is important to figure out the disease in its early stage, and follow proper treatment.
Staph infection is a common problem caused by Staphylococcus or ‘staph’ bacteria. Almost 25 per cent people carry these bacteria in their nose, mouth, skin, genitals, or anal organs. These bacteria can occur in all ages and even sound health. Therefore it is better to recognize it in the beginning stage, than letting it aggravate.
Mostly, these bacteria cause skin infection, but they may turn lethal by penetrating deep inside the skin into lungs, heart, joints or blood stream.
Since the infection occurs on skin mostly, some of the common symptoms as told by MDH (Minnesota Department of Health) for it include:
According to NHS Choice, another deadly skin disease caused by these bacteria is called Staphylococcal or scalded skin syndrome. It occurs due to toxin released by the bacteria. These toxins badly damage the skin. Its symptoms include:
Apart from skin related symptoms, other symptoms include:
These are symptoms which occur because of lung infection or blood stream infection.
Staph infection is not limited to above mentioned disease. It can trigger more complications. Mayo clinic tells about more of its symptoms and diseases related to these bacteria.
These bacteria can sometimes be very dangerous, leading to life threatening disease called Toxic shock syndrome. Its symptom includes:
As mentioned earlier, these bacteria also target body joints, leading to a disease called septic arthritis. Usually they target knees, but other joints can also be infected, such as ankle, hip, wrist, elbow or shoulder. Its symptoms include:
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