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What are the symptoms of staph infection?

I have been having some medical problems that have been progressing for months. I have had many medical tests ran and they cannot figure out what's wrong. I have had skin lesions for months and they treated me for ringworm and then for a bacteria staph infection, but its been months and some lesions have cleared up but others have remained and more have come... they have never tested the lesions, just diagnosed them by sight. What are the symptoms of a staph infection in the bloodstream that has gone untreated? Could these lesions be causing me other internal issues?
Thu, 23 Jun 2016
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Hi
I had gone through the question and understand your concern.

See , Staph infections can range from minor skin problems to endocarditis, a life-threatening infection of the inner lining of your heart (endocardium). As a result, signs and symptoms of staph infections vary widely, depending on the location and severity of the infection.

Now when the staph infection enters blood , it causes a condition called Bacteremia , also known as blood poisoning. Bacteremia occurs when staph bacteria enter a person's bloodstream. A fever and low blood pressure are signs of bacteremia. The bacteria can travel to locations deep within your body, to produce infections affecting:

1 Internal organs, such as your brain, heart or lungs
2 Bones and muscles
3 Surgically implanted devices, such as artificial joints or cardiac pacemakers

I hope this information helps.
Let me know if you have any other queries.
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