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Staph Skin Infections – What you need to know

Posted Nov 28 2011 8:01am

Personal space. It's something that is given very little attention as opposed to the 'togetherness' of a marriage, relationship or even a business partnership. The inability to understand this 'need' (as opposed to neediness) is something that people just don't get these days.

Is being alone (a.k.a single) such a bad thing?

Sadly, most couples destroy the future of their relationship in not understanding how important this aspect of life is. We're human being – and just need to be by ourselves at some point or the other.

This is no different with people who place way too much emphasis on being communal or uber-friendly with all and sundry – meaning, get yourself an overdose of socializing, will you?

While familiarity breeds contempt, staph skin infections have become part and parcel of places where people spend way too much time in close proximity.

(One very big reason why I prefer working out at home as opposed to the popular gym only a kilometer away, while just despising the sight of hospitals.)

You might as: What do you mean?

Staph Skin Infections – Nothing to laugh about?

The bacterium, Staphylococcus aureus , is carried by almost 20 % of the human population yet they they aren't present in large enough numbers to break out  into infections.

Yet one thing is for certain: staph skin infections occur due to the presence of this bacteria.

While the effects of this bacteria might differ from person to person, in being  not-so-serious, it's when a person gets a staph infection that is difficult to treat, other wise due to the bacteria known as Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus ( MRSA ), you can be sure that you have more than a problem on your hands.

While these strains aren't deadlier than the normal kinds which can be treated, the fact that it is resistance to the penicillins makes it pretty difficult to treat – and thus deadlier for the patient.

It's no surprise that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) call it the 'superbug'…

And perhaps the smartest thing for us to do is to prevent an MRSA infection is by understanding what causes a person to get it in the first place.

MRSA Infection – Causes & Prevention

Although anyone can be infected by the MRSA strain of bacteria, there are some groups of people who are far more vulnerable than others. Newborn infants, breastfeeding mothers, people with lung and vascular disease, a weakened immune system, cancer and diabetes along with people with skin injuries, intravenous catheters and surgical incisions. Last but not the least, drug users.

What makes it worse is that through the sores or wounds of a person, this infection can transmitted to another especially through razors and bandages. It isn't transmitted through casual contact such as hugging and kissing.

So how can you prevent this disease?

Here are some simple directive that you have to keep in mind:

  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water.
  • Use alcohol-based hand sanitizers.
  • Don't share clothes, razors, towels, and undergarments—even amongst family.
  • Don't directly touch wounds/bandages of others.
  • Curb the overuse of antibiotics.

And if you don't think this infection is very serious, think again. Read this link to find out which public places increase the possibility of this infection.

In Closing

And perhaps this link might have the answers to a cure for staph skin infections…

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