Can you get a staph infection in your eyes?
A staph infection can occur anywhere in the body. If you have not seen an Opthalmologist you may even have herpes in your eye. Do not go to an Optomitrist, only an Opthalmologist, the latter is a MEDICAL DOCTOR same as a Neurosurgion, Endocrinologist and the like. An Optometrist does not have the benefit of medical school for 12 plus years. A blood test will show a staph infection is present, and the irritation or pain will show itself in the area of the body affected. So, yes, a staph infection can occur anywhere in the body. Don't wait, get to an Opthalmologist. If you do not have insurance GO TO YOUR COUNTY HOSPITAL. Good Luck, a Staph infection can be cured, herpes a virus cannot but can be treated well. lyn
Can a person get a staph infection from a dog scratch IF they can is the staph infection contagious?
Strep throat is a staph infection that is common in the community. You can get any staph infection by being exposed to the bacteria in any number of ways. The easiest way to avoid staph infections are to wash your hands frequently and keep them away from any part of your body that has mucous membranes, e.g. mouth, nose, eyes, etc.
Staph is a common bacteria in the mouth - up to 80% of the population will have it. This doesn't mean that there is an infection, staph is commonly found on and in the body without causing an infection. If there is an infection (redness, swelling, pus) then it is certainly possible that staph is the bug.
Yes, any time there is a break in the skin one is subject to a staph infection. Staph lives on the skin in all individuals it becomes problematic when it invades the tissue causing an infection in the open sore or in this case scratch. A staph infection is not to be confused with cat scratch disease. Cat scratch disease is caused by an entirely different bacteria. Most staph infections can be easily taken care…
Staph infections can be cured. If you have one, it is IMPERATIVE that you must see your doctor as soon as you can to get medical treatment. Because staph eats away at your body, you never want to wait too long before getting help. The process of curing one is not fun at all, and extremely painful. Depending on the size and severity of your staph infection will determine the actions your doctor will take…