How To Diagnose Staph Infection Of Finger?


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If you have a staph infection of the finger, you will notice painful swelling near an abrasion or wound; this can occur on any part of your finger. You may also notice boils or small pimples with white heads (near the tiny hair follicles) on your finger.

Your finger may blister when you come down with a staph infection - peeling is also a very common side effect. You may also feel swollen glands in the throat area; these tender, enlarged lymph nodes often go along with a true staph infection.

Staph is dangerous bacterium that causes infections on the finger, as well as abscesses on other parts of the body; the infection may also cause pneumonia and septicemia. Staph infections of the finger may occur in men, women and children.

Knowing whether or not you (or another person) have a staph infection may be easier if there is evidence of contact with another staph infection sufferer; after all, this sort of infection is quite contagious. Pus is one way that staph is spread from person to person; however, the infection can also be contracted through:

  • Contact with team sports equipment
  • Contact with shared or dirty towels
  • Contact with borrowed items of clothing
To positively identify dangerous staph bacterium, a lab culture is needed - therefore, visiting a doctor is the best way to get a definite answer. Specific antibiotics will be needed to treat and eliminate the infection. It's important to take all the medicine you're prescribed, even after the infection goes away; since bacteria aren't visible to the naked eye, it will take longer than you might think to kill all harmful bacteria. Once you know you have a staph infection of the finger, you should rest and drink plenty of fluids as you go through treatment.

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