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Treatments for Staph Infection

A staph infection is a skin condition caused by the Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, which can be found in some areas of the skin. These bugs are normally harmless, but some other conditions like cellulitis or abscesses allow them to penetrate the body and infect your bloodstream, lungs, hearts, and other organs. A comprehensive diagnosis is needed to determine the presence of the issue. Below are a few common treatment options for a staph infection that you should know.

Wound Drainage

When the staph infection becomes worse, it would cause a boil or abscess. In these cases, your doctor would need to drain the pus from the affected area to prevent bacteria from thriving and spreading. A small incision can be made with a scalpel into the sore before other specialized tools are used for draining accumulated fluids. When the wound is larger, the doctor might pack the area with gauze, which should be remover later. There will be not much discomfort or pain because the wound will be numbed first. [2]