Nigerians speak on staphylococcus

Nigerians have different opinions and knowledge about stapylococcus, the diseases it causes and the treatment.

Read their comments below….

Blessing from Ebonyi: “staphyloccus causes urinary tract infection. When you are urinating and you feel pain, it is staphylococcus”.

Aaron from Ondo: “Staphylococcus is a sexually transmitted infection”.

Innocent from Anambra: these people selling drugs in the streets I normally hear them say people affected will staphylococcus aereus develop watery sperm, tubal blockage and internal heat”.

Ameh from Benue: “staph aureus is a sexually transmitted disease. It is a bacteria that can be treated with antibiotics. Prevention of staphylococcus is by sticking to one partner and by regular medical check-up”.

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Yusuf from Kwara: “staphylococcus is a bacteria. It causes stomach ulcer, vaginal discharge and vaginal infections. Antibiotics are used to treat staph aereus. Examples of the antibiotics are ampicillin, amoxyl and ciprofloxacin”.

Halima from Katsina: “staphylococcus is a bacteria. Staph aereus is one of the species. It causes so many sexually transmitted diseases, infections of the skin, nose and even flu and pneumonia. It can be treated with antibiotics like augmentin, ciprofloxacin and amoxicillin”.

Semia from Kwara: “staphylococcus aureus is a bacteria. It causes skin infection, and STDs. It can be contracted through skin-to-skin contact. It is present in the nose and can be airborne and transmitted through hand-shakes. For men, it causes low sperm count for men and tubal blockage for women as it causes pelvic inflammatory disease. It causes boils and food poisoning. staphylococcus can be treated with antibiotics.

Dr Anona Kene from Anambra: staphylococcus aureus also known as staph aureus is a group of gram positive bacteria. Usually they exist in our body as normal flora such as on the skin, nostrils and the throat. Usually when you take out something from your throat and culture it, it will grow staph and does not mean you have a disease. However, in some certain situations when the body is overwhelmed, these staph aureus organism overgrow and become pathogens-disease causing organisms. They cause some common infections like upper respiratory tract infections, furuncles and carbuncles (boils), sinusitis, and cellulitis. They can also cause some more serious infections like pneumonia, endocarditis, blood infections (bacteremia). Infections caused by staph aureus are easy to treat depending the strain. Drugs like penicillins and cephalosporins are very effective against staphylococcos aureus. Some special strains known as methicillin resistant staph aureus are resistant to the penicillins but can be treated with another class of antibiotics known as vancomycin.

We can curb the spread of staph by proper hand washing, use of hand sanitizers, adopting proper coughing mechanism such as coughing into the elbow instead of coughing into the hands.

Staphylococcus rarely cause STI as most people presume. It does not cause watery sperm, low sperm count, erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, internal health, or infertility. It is not a virus. Please do not patronize quacks.

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