Staphylococcus aureus: treatment and prevention
Staphylococcus aureus. Almost everyone faced this pathogen. Its presence in the body can be identified by the presence of acne, pneumonia, carbuncles and boils, barley and other manifestations of processes of purulent-inflammatory nature. What is the struggle with such an unexpected guest as staphylococcus aureus? Is the treatment effective or not? What consequences expect the patient in the future? We will try to answer these and other questions in as much detail as possible.
It should be noted that the pathogen is extremely resistant to physical and chemical effects. It is able to survive and maintain its activity under direct sunlight for ten to twelve hours, and in boiling water at a temperature of one hundred and fifty degrees it can withstand up to ten minutes. In addition, it is not affected by a solution of ethyl alcohol, which, accordingly, negates all attempts by teenagers to deal with acne with alcohol.Into the human body enters through the damaged skin, airborne droplets, when using unwashed vegetables and fruits. Once Staphylococcus aureus has settled in your body, the consequences can be most dire. It is extremely difficult to recover from it, besides we can not exclude the possibility of re-infection.
Symptoms of the disease
The main symptom of the disease are lesions of the skin. It can be as a small pustular rash, and a more serious lesion of all layers of the skin, passing into phlegmon. Also, do not forget about the possible development of pneumonia or meningitis. Staphylococcus aureus causes increased blood clotting. As a result, the pathogen itself falls inside a microscopic thrombus and ceases to be recognized by the body. As a result, staphylococcus with a blood stream gets into almost all organs and the probability of damage to the vital systems of the body increases several times.
Staphylococcus aureus: treatment
If a patient has a pustular skin lesion, regular diseases of pneumonia, and all this against the background of a decrease in immunity, then in this case it is worthwhile to be on the alert.If a causative agent is present in the body, it is necessary to pass an analysis for staphylococcus aureus. In the laboratory, experts will take blood and discharge from the source of inflammation, and after a certain time they will announce the result of the research. According to the results, the doctor prescribes (in case staphylococcus aureus is detected) treatment. As a rule, the course includes the use of antibiotics and antibacterial agents. However, it is worth noting that over the course of life, the body produces resistance to many antibiotics, and Staphylococcus aureus, the treatment of which is based on the use of antibiotics, is in itself difficult to influence. Do not despair! It is established that Staphylococcus aureus is sensitive to aniline dyes (especially to brilliant green, which is called "green paint"). Therefore, in Soviet times, in the maternity hospital (to avoid infection of the newborn), young mothers treated the breast with green paint before feeding. Good results are obtained by the use in the treatment of bacteriophages. During the course of treatment (as well as after recovery) it is necessary to follow the rules of personal hygiene, monitor the full value of the diet. After all, a weakened body is most often exposed to pathogens.