Can a staph infection affect your kidneys?
The bacteria migrate from the genitals through the urethra (the tube that removes urine from the body) into the bladder and up the tubes (ureters) that connect the bladder to the kidneys. Some bacteria, such as staphylococcus infections, can enter the kidneys from the bloodstream.
How does a staph infection make you feel?
Symptoms of a staphylococcus infection can range from irritated skin, to painful lumps and swelling, to fever, racing heart, and confusion if the bacteria enter your bloodstream. Some people carry staph bacteria on their skin or in their nose but never experience any symptoms from it.
What are the symptoms of a staph infection?
Symptoms of a staph skin infection include redness, swelling, pain, heat, and/or sores filled with pus. Invasive staph infections are far less common than skin infections, but are usually more severe.
Why are staph infections often mistaken for acne?
Staph infections are commonly mistaken for acne because the first symptoms of Staph include the outbreak of red, swollen lesions that may look like acne pimples. How can you tell the difference between a harmless outbreak of acne and a dangerous Staph infection like MRSA?
How to tell if you have Staph aureus or MRSA?
The most common visible signs of MRSA and Staph are: Bumps, pimple-like lumps, or blisters on the skin, either singly or more than one. These are the most common outward signs of a Staph aureus or MRSA infection (see Staph vs MRSA). Swelling, reddening, and tenderness of the skin often surround the lumps or bumps.
Can a staph infection cause scalded skin syndrome?
MRSA infections can be harder to treat, but most heal with proper care. Most MRSA infections involve the skin. Scalded skin syndrome: This most often affects newborns and kids under age 5. It starts with a small staph skin infection, but the staph bacteria make a toxin that affects skin all over the body.