Wet Packing of Mom’s neck wound after surgery which now has staph infection (VIDEO)
In this article you can read about wet packing of mom’s neck wound after surgery which had a staph infection.
First we need to know a little more about “Staph Infections”
Staph infections are caused by staphylococcus bacteria, types of germs commonly found on the skin or in the nose of even healthy individuals. Most of the time, these bacteria cause no problems or result in relatively minor skin infections.
But staph infections can turn deadly if the bacteria invade deeper into your body, entering your bloodstream, joints, bones, lungs or heart. A growing number of otherwise healthy people are developing life-threatening staph infections.
Treatment usually involves antibiotics and drainage of the infected area. However, some staph infections no longer respond to common antibiotics.
Many people carry staph bacteria and never develop staph infections. However, if you develop a staph infection, there’s a good chance that it’s from bacteria you’ve been carrying around for some time.
These bacteria can also be transmitted from person to person. Because staph bacteria are so hardy, they can live on inanimate objects such as pillowcases or towels long enough to transfer to the next person who touches them.
Staph bacteria are able to survive:
Extremes of temperature
High levels of salt
A variety of factors — including the status of your immune system to the types of sports you play — can increase your risk of developing staph infections.
Underlying health conditions
Certain disorders or the medications used to treat them can make you more susceptible to staph infections. People who may be more likely to get a staph infection include those with:
Diabetes who use insulin
Kidney failure requiring dialysis
Weakened immune systems — either from a disease or medications that suppress the immune system
Cancer, especially those who are undergoing chemotherapy or radiation
Skin damage from conditions such as eczema, insect bites or minor trauma that opens the skin
Respiratory illness, such as cystic fibrosis or emphysema
For more you can watch the video below, but also remember that this is not a long term solution. The wet packing of the wound was done until we could get in to see the wound specialist. Her test came back as staph infection and mercer which lead to immediate admission into the hospital for several months.