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.

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