What is a staff infection?

A type of bacteria. Staph=staphylococcus.2 groups of staph bacteria exist: s. Aureus (sa) & s. Non-aureus. Most serious staph infections are due to sa. 2 major groups of sa are deteremined by antibiotic resistance:mssa & mrsa. Mrsa is the resistant type of staph which may require special antibiotics. Most often sa infects: skin, lungs, blood, heart valves, bones & brain. 30% of us have sa on our nose or skin normally.
Staph. Staph infections are caused by a bacteria in the staphylococcus family. The bug is very prevalent in nature and on and in our bodies. When it causes disease, the bacteria can be aggressive and cause severe infections.

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What is staff infection?

Staph infection. Staph infections are caused by staphylococcus bacteria, a type of germ commonly found on the skin or in the nose of even healthy individuals. Most of the time, these bacteria cause no problems or result in relatively minor skin infections. But staph infections can turn deadly if the bacteria invade deeper into your body, entering your bloodstream, joints, bones, lungs or heart. Read more...

What to do if I have staff infection, and was given sulfameth/trimethoprim. Is this the right med?

Yes. To be certain, a culture and sensitivity will determine whether your staph (short for staphylococcus) infection is going to respond to that medication. Read more...