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Treatments for Staph Infection


Antibiotic therapy is the first-line treatment for a staph infection. Depending on many factors, the doctor will prescribe a suitable antibiotic for your condition. Some common options include vancomycin, nafcillin, sulfa medications, and cephalosporins. They work by eliminating the bacteria and improving your symptoms. Antibiotics can be either taken orally or injected intravenously. It is important to follow the directions and take the right dosages. Consult with your doctor carefully before deciding to take antibiotics because it can increase the risk of drug resistance to other medicines in the future. [1]