Staph Infection Scare

Are you concerned that you may have a staph infection? Are you embarrassed, or believe it’s just a cut that won’t heal or a rash that won’t go away? Think again. Although most staph infections may not be severe, you still want to seek medical attention. Staph infection can become deadly if not properly treated, by entering your bloodstream or organs.
A client came in concerned about a cut on her stomach, she was shaving her underarms and dropped the razor. The cut wasn’t healing well and her skin around it became red and swollen, after another day she had small boils. It’s also very common to experience pain and develop a fever as well. She thought it was just an infection and called us to get an antibiotic called in to her pharmacy. Luckily our doctor had her come in to see the wound, one look and we knew what it was, antibiotics from a cold will not heal this infection. This infection is getting more immune to antibiotics over time, you’ll need a much more potent antibiotic so make sure you contact our doctors.
Staph infections come in all shapes and sizes, and can cause skin infections such as, boils, impetigo, cellulitis, staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome, bacteremia, toxic shock syndrome, and/or septic arthritis. Some of these symptoms are contagious from person to person and can transmit the staph bacteria from one to the other. It is very important that you get checked out to make sure your case is not more severe and that you are not spreading bacteria that you may not know is there.
If you believe you have a staph infection, or want to make sure it is nothing more severe, Milliennium Medical Group will ease your mind. Call to schedule your appointment, and meet with a board certified doctor to discuss symptoms and possible treatments for your medical needs.