Health Tip: Symptoms of Staph Infection

Common among people in hospitals, long-term care facilities

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(HealthDay News) -- Staphylococcus aureus bacteria are commonly found on the skin. But they can cause a serious infection if they enter the bloodstream through a cut or open sore, particularly among people with weaker immune systems.

Here are the most common symptoms of a staph infection, courtesy of the U.S. National Library of Medicine:

  • A swollen, red, and sore area on the skin that may drain pus or other fluid.
  • A warm feeling around the infected area.
  • Fever, chills, headache, and muscle aches.
  • Pain in the chest.
  • Fatigue.
  • General feeling of sickness.

If you have these symptoms, see your doctor immediately.

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