@Emy you really need to see a clinician in a teaching hospital to properly examine you, and to establish the extend of the infection in order to know how and what drug to give you that will effectively heal you of the infection.
As for those who do not know what staph.aurus is, staph.aurus is also known as Staphylococcus aureus which is a type of bacteria. It stains Gram positive and is non-moving small round shaped or non-motile cocci. It is found in grape-like (staphylo-) clusters. This is why it is called Staphylococcus.Who does Staphylococcus aureus affect?
Staphylococcus is one of the five most common causes of infections after injury or surgery. It affects around 500,000 patients in American hospitals annually. It is abbreviated to “S. aureus” or “Staph aureus” in medical literature. S. aureus was discovered in Aberdeen, Scotland in 1880 by the surgeon Sir Alexander Ogston in pus from surgical abscesses.Transmission of Staphylococcus aureus
S. aureus may occur commonly in the environment. S. aureus is transmitted through air droplets or aerosol. When an infected person coughs or sneezes, he or she releases numerous small droplets of saliva that remain suspended in air. These contain the bacteria and can infect others.
Another common method of transmission is through direct contact with objects that are contaminated by the bacteria or by bites from infected persons or animals. Approximately 30% of healthy humans carry S. aureus in their nose, back of the throat and on their skin.Clinical manifestation of infection
Around one third of healthy individuals carry this bacteria in their noses, pharynx and on their skin. In normal healthy and immunocompentent person, S. aureus colonization of the skin, intestinal tract, or nasopharynx does not lead to any symptoms or disease.
When S. aureus is isolated from an abscess or boil or other skin lesion, it is usually due to its secondary invasion of a wound rather than the primary cause of disease. S. aureus may similarly be isolated from abscesses, breast absecesses or mastitis, dermatitis or skin infections and genital tract infections.
S. aureus is considered the classic opportunist in this way since it takes advantage of broken skin or other entry sites to cause an infection.
In animals and humans that are immunocompromised or immunodeficient, this bacteria may be life threatening. It may lead to pyogenic (abscessing) infections of the skin, eyes and genital tract.What does S. aureus cause?
Of the variety of manifestations S. aureus may cause:
Minor skin infections, such as pimples, impetigo etc.
It may cause boils (furuncles), cellulitis folliculitis, carbuncles
It is the cause of scalded skin syndrome and abscesses
It may lead to lung infections or pneumonia
Brain infections or meningitis
Bone infections or osteomyelitis
Heart infections or endocarditis
Generalized life threatening blood infections or Toxic shock syndrome (TSS), bacteremia and septicaemia