Call 111. McGraw-Hill Education; 2014. Do not touch other people's bandages. When You Should Worry. Do not share splints, bandages, or braces.
American Academy of Family Physicians. Clinical manifestations of Staphylococcus aureus infection in adults. Read more about cellulitis. These persons are known as carriers.
McGraw-Hill Education; 2015. Do not use a common whirlpool or sauna if another person with an open sore used it. Consumer Version. What Women Need to Know.
University of Rochester Medical Center. In addition to antibiotics, sometimes surgery is also needed to drain a wound, abscess, or boil.
These bacteria can live harmlessly on many skin surfaces, especially around the nose, mouth, genitals, and anus. To help prevent a staph infection from spreading to other parts of the body:. Also see a GP if you keep getting staph infections. Drying in the dryer is better than air-drying, but staph bacteria may survive the clothes dryer.
Complications and Risks: Some types are: Menstruation and the menstrual cycle. But when the skin is punctured or broken, staph bacteria can enter the wound and cause an infection. Levinson W. Page last reviewed: