Staph infection boils are perhaps the best known and common form of this very dangerous infection; but they are by no means the only form.
If you can treat and defeat these boils as soon as they are identified, they may never have the chance to advance to the next stages.
These could include impetigo, cellulitis, or scalded skin syndrome.
However, if you do not, and this very dangerous infection enters into your blood stream, it can very easily become a life-threatening situation.
In fully understanding exactly what they are, it is very helpful to understand why these skin infections occur, what causes them,as well as the various means of transmission.
It also helps to understand what natural treatments or precautions you can take to prevent them from occurring.
These sores, like all forms of this infection, are caused by a bacterium referred to as staphylococcus bacteria.
This is a germ that is commonly found on or around your nose regardless of your overall health.
It is a huge misconception that this bacterium only develops in people with a weakened immune system for one very simple reason; it develops in everyone without exception.
In the vast majority of cases it will either cause no problems at all, or the skin infections that it does cause will be so minor that you may never know that you have them.
However, these bacteria can also spread very rapidly into the deeper layers in your body where it can easily enter into your bloodstream, lungs, and joints,.
However, it can also reach your heart, where it can turn rapidly into a life threatening situation.
Staph infection boils are by far and away the most common of all the skin infections caused by these bacteria.
It is for this reason that any type of boil that attacks you needs to be taken very seriously.
Even if you are prone to boils and cysts on a regular basis, it can very easily mean that this germ is much more prevalent in your system than most people.
Staph infection boils are so similar to a regular boil that it can very easily be mistaken for a cyst, as both will have a pocket of pus that develops in one or more of your hair follicles or oil glands.
Once this occurs, this infected area will become extremely red in color as well as very swollen.
Once it reaches a head and bursts or breaks open, it can very easily drain pus, blood, as well as a tan like color liquid that can very easily affect other areas of your skin.
Staph infection boils also have one other very common characteristic to cysts and regular boils in that they will in most all cases develop under your arms, your neck, groin, or buttock areas.
However, what makes this particular infection much more dangerous is that it can also develop into other skin conditions.
These include impetigo, cellulitis, as well as scalded skin syndrome.
Impetigo may look like staph infection boils at first, as it will also develop very large blisters that can easily leak or ooze fluid but there is one major difference.
It will quickly develop into an almost honey or brown tone crust over your skin.
Once this occurs, it is a full-fledged rash that is very painful and it most all cases occurs around the mouth and nose area and generally affects children as well as infants.
Cellulites may also appear as staph infection boils but it is actually an infection that is much deeper in the layers of the skin, and will cause ulcers to develop.
The major difference between the two is that they will affect your lower legs and feet, and it is very rare for any type of boil to affect these areas.
The final form of skin infection is referred to as scaled skin syndrome which is the result of toxins that are produced as the result of the infection and will primarily affect newborn infants.
Extreme Dangers & Symptoms
All boils and cysts should be taken very seriously, but these boils should never be ignored for one very simple reason: blood poisoning.
If this bacterium for any reason reaches your bloodstream, it can become a life threatening situation.
If this does occur, there are several symptoms that you need to watch for that may be your only chance of catching and stopping it with professional help or naturally.
These symptoms include a very high and persistent fever, vomiting and nausea, confusion, as well as severe headaches.
Other symptoms include a rash on the palms of your hands or the soles of your feet that looks like sunburn.
However it is almost impossible for these areas of your body to experience sun exposure, let alone burns.
Although staph infection boils are most commonly associated with hospital patients with a weak immune system, serious burns, or surgical wounds, these are not the only risk factors.
Other risk factors include dialysis, feeding tubes, breathing intubation, as well as intravascular catheters.
However, there is one other risk group that are especially prone to this infection; athletes.
This bacterium can very easily be spread by cuts and abrasions with skin to skin contact, as well as by sharing razors and towels.
Uniforms that come into contact with this infection as well as shared towels can also spread this infection.
Antibiotics can very easily treat this infection, but there is some growing concern that this bacterium may become resistant to this form of treatment.
Because of this, there are three nutrients that are rapidly emerging as not only treatments, but also preventive measures. These nutrients include vitamin C, E, and the mineral zinc.
All three of these nutrients have shown to be very effective in not only building your immune system, but also helping your skin to recover from infections, including staph infection boils.
However, if all three are combined, they become a very strong natural method of treating and preventing this very dangerous infection.
There are also two other natural treatments that may help with these infections; tea tree oil and Homeopathic Sulfur.
Tea tree oil has very strong anti fungal and antibiotic properties that will never be compromised by an anti-immune reaction.
Homeopathic sulfur has been used for hundreds of years to treat the worst of skin infections and bacterial attacks.
The key to protecting yourself form staph infection boils is to build up your immune system in a pre-emptive defense, and then never take any boil or cyst lightly.