Staph Infection In Your Toddler
Created by Aparna Jha Updated on May 22, 2018
Staphylococcus aureus is the bacteria that causes staph infection. It is present on the surface of the skin or inside the nose of individuals, in case of any cut or wound, these bacteria enter it and have the potential to create serious health issues and illness. These bacteria can gradually proceed from skin to the bloodstream and can cause contamination in blood, lungs, heart and other parts of the body.
Symptoms Of Staph Infection:
- The wound turns into red, gets swollen and your toddler experiences excruciating pain
- Pus starts getting discharged from the wound of your little one
- The infected portion releases awful and nauseating smell
- The process of healing of wound becomes slow as compared to normal wounds, thus healing gets prolonged
Staph Infection Causes:
- Staph infections are spread through contact between the skins of an infected individual to another
- It also disperses through contaminated surfaces and lack of cleanliness
- It can be spread from one person to another by using personal objects such as towels or clothes
- Children having skin problems such as burns or eczema are more prone to staph infection
- Excessive sweating during humid climatic conditions increases the possibility of developing the infection
How To Treat Staph Infection In Kids?
Antibiotics are prescribed by doctors to treat staph infection. The speed of recovery entirely depends upon the immune system of your child, in case of weak immunity staph infection can be a potent hazard to his health.
How To Prevent Staph Infection:
- Instruct your kids to always wash hands properly with soap or hand wash after coming in contact with an unclean environment, playing with animals or pets, before eating food, after blowing nose and after playing with children
- In case of unavailability of hand wash, advise them to use sanitizers. Effective hygiene practices can always protect you from variety of diseases
- Educate your child to never share their personal utilities such as towel, handkerchief, clothes etc.
- The wound or cut should always be kept clean and covered with bandage until and unless it is completely healed
- Always keep in mind to protect your minor from sunburn or bug bites
- If your younger one is suffering from any skin problems or has dry skin, then use moisturiser suggested by the doctor
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