Can Someone Explain What A Vaginal Staph Infection Is?


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Florent Lefortier Profile
A vaginal staph infection is, unsurprisingly, a staph infection that affects the vagina.

What Is A Staph Infection?
A staph infection (pictured) is a skin condition that can vary quite significantly in its severity. Some staph infections can go pretty much unnoticed, whereas others can be life-threatening.

Staph infections can affect lots of different areas. The most common sites are the nose, mouth, anus, and genitals.
How Are Staph Infections Treated?
With antibiotics - usually in the form of ointment or oral capsules, with intravenous (IV) administration when the case is really severe.

If you think you have a vaginal staph infection, go to the doctor as soon as you can. It’ll only get worse if you don’t!
What Are The Symptoms Of A Vaginal Staph Infection?
  • Redness and swelling
  • Pain in the area
  • Pus-filled boils
  • Abscesses
These symptoms can also be accompanied by a fever, low blood-pressure, and a shivery feeling.

Vaginal Staph Infections and Toxic Shock Syndrome
Vaginal staph infections often bring on Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS), which is a potentially-fatal illness that can also be caused by using a tampon incorrectly. You’ll want to get the staph infection dealt with so that you don’t get TSS.

Don’t be embarrassed about going to the doctor - it’s not an STD, and even if it was, your doctor will have dealt with much worse!
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ray of light answered
Staphylococcus is a group of bacteria that usually causes infection on skin. If inhaled, it can cause systemic infections. This bacteria usually does not cause vaginal infection. But sometimes, it can.

The symptoms include greenish yellow discharge. Antibiotics are recommended.

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