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How can one prevent a staph infection?

Proper hygiene. The best way to prevent a staph infection is through proper, frequent handwashing, and hygiene. If someone in the household has had an infection, make sure everything is properly washed and sterilized. Towels should not be reused. Bedding and clothing should be washed. Surfaces should be cleaned with bleach or lysol. If you have expereienced recurrent infxn, nasal Mupirocin is also helpful. Read more...

What can be done to prevent a worsening staph infection?

Staph infection. After a break in the skin, wash copiously or clean the area and apply alcohol. Early taking antibiotics will usually be effective. You can also apply warm packs for several days. If the area of infection comes to a head, do not pick at it. See your doctor. Read more...

How do you acquire staph infection? Daughter has suddenly came down with staph was wondering wher you get such and how to prevent a reoccurance?

I . I am wondering if you mean a MRSA infection, which is methicillin-resistant staph aureus. These are very common skin infections. They used to be very rare, as most staph infections used to be very sensitive to most antibiotics, but over the years staph have become more resistant to antibiotic treatment. Mrsa is everywhere now in the community. If a patient gets an infection or abscess, they usually need antibiotics. Other treatment that has been found to be helpful includes washing with anti-bacterial soap, eating yogurt, and for very small areas of infection, dabbing it with tea tree oil. These have been proven in studies. However for any concern of cellulitis (skin infection) or abscess, antibiotics should be considered. There are MRSA eradication programs to help get rid of staph also. Read more...
It is everywhere. Staph are germs in the environment.They can be found on the skin surface, door knobs,banisters, tables,shopping carts, etc. Some are non-invasive strains, some can cause infections.Good handwashing & antiseptic lotions can help limit exposure.People often acquire & lose staph germs every day & if under your fingernails you plant them where you scratch. Read more...

Going on a trip where I will get dirty and have no showers for a week. How do I to prevent staph infection from reoccurring which I had before?

Dirty. I would advise you not to go on a trip where you think you will get staph infection. I know that you would miss this but your health and well-being is much more important. Think of somewhere else to go and enjoy the activity. Read more...

How can washing your hands prevent you from getting a staph infection?

See below: Washing with soap & water is proven to be best way of minimizing the transfer of bugs (germs) from one surface to another, or from one person to another. These bugs are everywhere and under nails, so frequent washing helps to minimize the risk of transmitting infection. Some people normally carry the staph germs on their skin/under nails. By touching anything/anybody can pass bugs to your hands. Read more...

Today discovered I have a staph infection. What are the best treatments for this?

Antibiotics. Staph infections can grow quickly warm soaks help bring blood to the infection and keeping it clean as well using iodine as a topical agent. However if this is a true staph infection you will require oral antibiotics so see your MD. Read more...