Learn what you need to know about treating these common infections.
  • Vaginal infection
  • Bacterial infections
  • Fungal infection
  • Viral infections
  • Staph infections
 

 
 

 

Staph Infection Symptoms

Staph skin infections normally cause a red, swollen, and painful area on the skin. Other symptoms may include:

  • A skin abscess
  • Pus or other fluids from the infected area
  • Fever
  • Warmth around the infected area
Sometimes the bacteria remain confined to the skin, but they can also burrow into the body causing life-threatening infections such as pneumonia, bloodstream infections, or surgical wound infections. Symptoms of a more serious staph infection may include:
  • Rash
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Chest pain
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle aches
  • General feeling of illness
  • Headache
Organ failure and death may result from untreated staph infections, so it's important to contact your health care provider as soon as possible to get a diagnosis.