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please i want to know what staph is all about and its remedies


Thank you ugo for your great question! To answer, Staph is the shortened name for Staphylococcus - a type of bacteria. These bacteria can live harmlessly on many skin surfaces, especially around the nose, mouth, genitals, and anus. But when the skin is punctured or broken for any reason, staph bacteria can enter the wound and cause an infection.

People can get staph infections from contaminated objects, but staph bacteria often spread through skin-to-skin contact — the bacteria can be spread from one area of the body to another if someone touches the infected area.

Staph needs to be checked out by your physician right away because it is so highly contagious. The doctor will most likely prescribe an antibiotic such as penicillin.