staph infection face

Staph Infection Face

Physical appearance is very significant, it represents our personality and who we are as a person. The face is the part of the body where we give a great deal of importance, therefore a tiny acne or the black heads on our nose that won’t go away bother us a lot. How much more if those were staph infection face?

Having staph infection face can be difficult physiologically and emotionally.  Aside from it is extremely painful, imagine the social stigma you will encounter because of the large blisters and carbuncles in your face. Unlike other staph skin infection which you can hide, staph infection face is a lot obvious and you can’t just walk around and wear a niqab to cover your entire face and show only your eyes unless you’re living in the Middle East.

staph infection face

Signs and Symptoms of Staph Infection Face

Early detection and treatment of staph infection face is they key to preventing the illness to become worse. Here are the following signs and symptoms that will give you an idea that what you’re looking at is a possible staph infection face.

  • The first onset of staph infection face is itchiness, redness and red spots.
  • As the infection progress you may notice the inflammation of the hair follicles on your face which is called folliculitis.
  • Then there will be yellow to flaming red blisters that is starting to spread all over your face, and that is impetigo.

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  • This blisters can have accumulation of pus underneath the skin which is known as abscess and as it grows it turns into carbuncles.
  • The staph infection face can also reach your eyes causing sty.
  • You may also feel fatigue and swelling in your face also known as cellulitis. However cellulitis can also be found on other parts of the body.
Treatment of Staph Infection Face
For mild signs and symptoms of staph infection face, a good hygiene such as frequent washing of face and using a clean towel to dry it will be a helpful intervention. There are some instances of recurring staph infection face which needed  oral antibiotic therapy and incision and drainage of the pus. Surgically removing of dead skin tissue that became necrotic due to severe staph infection face is the treatment to prevent further damage and spreading of necrosis. Intravenous antibiotics are also needed for patients with prolonged infection.
Prevention of Staph Infection Face

Is staph infection face contagious? Definitely. So don’t get shocked when people start avoiding you when you have staph infection face. Staph infection face can be transmitted through a direct skin to skin contact and indirect contact by soiled articles of clothing or personal items like razors. Also keep it a habit to wear clothes that are not too tight, plus wash your clothes after using it.

For sports that requires excessive sweat like basketball and football, remember to wash those uniforms thoroughly and disinfect equipment like head gears and mouth guards.

Never experiment with antibiotics. Always ask for doctor’s advice and follow it promptly.