What is staph infection?

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What is a staph infection?
It is a type of infection caused by a Staphylococcus (or "staph") bacteria. Actually, about 25% of people normally carry staph in the nose, mouth, genitals, and anal area. The foot is also very prone to pick up bacteria from the floor. The infection often begins with a little cut, which gets infected with bacteria.
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  • boomboom answered 5 years ago
    a staph infection is a bacterial infection just like strep. it is usaly caught from and unclean wound or scratch that the bacteria can go in through.or though breatfeeding,and food poisening,Toxic shock syndrome
    Blood poisoning (bacteremia). symptoms are usaly puss in the infected area that requiers drainage. staph can cause pnemonia and desise in lame mans terms it can be fatal if not treated.it can be transmited by contact with a person or surface that has staph bacteria so yeah you can get it from kissing(but you were probably thinking mengitis) so there you go
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  • Ninja636 answered 5 years ago
    A staph Infection is caused by a bacteria called Staphylicacus Aureus. It is a bacteria that is found on everybody's skin and is usually harmless unless the skin is broken. If it enters the body it causes problems. It is managable and you shouldn't suffer any ill effects from kissing him. But do practice good Hygene.
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  • Liz O answered 5 years ago
    It is a type of infection caused by a Staphylococcus (or "staph") bacteria. Actually, about 25% of people normally carry staph in the nose, mouth, genitals, and anal area. The foot is also very prone to pick up bacteria from the floor. The infection often begins with a little cut, which gets infected with bacteria.

    These staph infections range from a simple boil to antibiotic-resistant infections to flesh-eating infections. The difference between all these is how deep and how fast the infection spreads, and how treatable it is with antibiotics. The antibiotic-resistant infections are more common in North America, because of our overuse of antibiotics.

    The type of staph infection that involves skin is called cellulitis and affects the skin's deeper layers. It is treatable with antibiotics.

    This type of infection is very common in the general population -- and more common and more severe in people with weak immune systems. People who have diabetes or weakened immunity are particularly prone to developing cellulitis.

    What Are the Symptoms of Staph Infection?

    Staph cellulitis usually begins as a small area of tenderness, swelling, and redness. Sometimes it begins with an open sore. Other times, there is no break in the skin at all -- and it's anyone's guess where the bacteria came from.

    The signs of cellulitis are those of any inflammation -- redness, warmth, swelling, and pain. Any skin sore or ulcer that has these signs may be developing cellulitis. If the staph infection spreads, the person may develop a fever, sometimes with chills and sweats, as well as swelling in the area.

    Yes, you can get it by making out. I hope this helps. Good luck!
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  • TweetyBird answered 5 years ago
    A Staph infection is an infection caused by one of the Staphylococcus bacteria. Here's a link that explains it in terms you'll easily understand.

    http://www.kidshealth.org/teen/infection...

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    I'm a nurse.
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  • baby star answered 5 years ago
    your 14 dammit! you shouldnt be making out! go to school to learn not how to learn do a bj
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  • Ed P answered 5 years ago
    Go to webmd
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  • Ladybug answered 5 years ago
    IT IS JUST LIKE A DISEASE THAT CAN BE EASILY SPREAD AND IF YOU HAVE IT YOU DO NOT NEED TO GO TO SCHOOL. THAT IS SICK.
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