Staph infections are skin infections caused by staphylococcus bacteria – types of germs commonly found on the skin or in the nose of even healthy individuals. Most of the time, the skin infections are minor and result in a diagnosis of boils or impetigo.
Treatment usually involves antibiotics and drainage of the infected area. Unlike a staph infection, Hidradenitis Suppurativa cannot be cured by antibiotics and drainage of HS spots usually results in continued recurrence.
Visit the Mayo Clinic’s website on staph infections for more information.« Back to Glossary Index