Staph infections can occur for many reasons on the skin. They can occur after a nasty gash, a burn, barbed wire injury, or other skin injury. Staph shows itself in red nasty blisters. The area around it will be red as well. It can spread over your whole body or limbs. Staph is very contagious and spreads on both the wound and through the blood stream. It should be handled with extreme urgency.
One way to avoid them in the first place is to use tea tree oil wash to cleanse the area when it is first injured. I buy a good one from Desert Essence or you can make your own. Wash the area well immediately.
Next apply tea tree oil to the injury. If the skin is really raw or burned, add several drops of tea tree oil to a herbal salve. I have a salve that includes goldenseal and other herbs. I then add other herbs to it. If it does not include tea tree oil, I add it. I also add slippery elm powder and garlic at times. You mix it well. It may burn a little when applied.
Clean the would several times a day, then apply the salve. If you can't touch it because of the pain, put the tea tree wash in a spray container, spray it on, then rinse with water in the spray container. Keep the area clean and try not to touch it. With a staph infection, you should not share towels or wash cloth. Use a new towel everyday. If it is in an area that can be covered, like an arm, cover it with a clean bandage. You want to keep it from spreading. The puss in the blisters will spread the staph. Generally speaking, boils, styes, and nose boils are caused from staph germs. Nasty scalp infections can be either staph or strep.
Treat the infection internally as well: Take goldenseal, oregano caps, or garlic. Staph can get into your general system and be highly dangerous. Staph can shut down organs and kill you. You need to take a heavy dose of natural antibiotics for a couple of weeks or more. You may feel sickish even when the infection looks like it is just on the skin. You must take the natural antibiotics three to four times a day and in an sufficient dose to knock the staph down in the blood.
If you are not going to treat it correctly with herbs, go to a doctor. If the pain gets significantly worse quickly, get it looked at. If you have red lines moving up your arm from the injury, see a doctor immediately. That is a sign of blood poisoning. If what you are doing is not working, and it is spreading or getting worse, it could be a MRSA infection. That is staph that is resistant to treatment, resistant to antibiotics, and very dangerous. If you feel insecure about using herbal medicine, go to a holistic doctor for help in treatment. Even if you feel secure but your program is not working, go and get it looked at. Do not ignore it or treat it without aggressive treatment.
If you are treating it with success, the redness will decrease, the blisters will decrease and it will not spread further. Any pain will also lessen on the injured area. The staph infection is not over until the redness and sensitivity is gone. There must be no sign of blisters. It is best to give it a few days after that to make sure no further break outs are going to occur. Staph germs can remain under the skin, breaking out again a few days after the first blisters. Try not to irritate it, rub it, and have clothes on it. Do not scratch it or rub it. You want to isolate the area as much as possible. Wash your hands after treatment always and immediately. Staph can take a few days to a several weeks to completely heal.
Again, if you have any doubts about treatment, go to a doctor. This article is on how I treat a staph infection for myself when I get one. I am always tearing up my skin around this place. There are many skin infections other than staph. So again, see a doctor to get it diagnosed if there is a question There are many pictures on the net of both staph and strep infections.