It is the fact that prevention is much better than treatment of diseases. It is not exception for staph infections which are known as a serious and annoyed matter of our lives. This article is made to give you the methods to prevent staph infection effectively and quickly including its common main reasons.
The staph infection is caused by the bacteria called Staphylococcus which is carried normally by people around the nose, mouth, genitals or the anus. In addition, the staph infection usually begins from an open wound infected by staph bacteria. The bacteria can interact with people because of poor hygiene as well as contaminated surfaces. Therefore, our feet and our hands are considered as highly susceptible area for the staph infection, particularly in public places such as bus and train stations, public restroom and locker room.
There are many ways to prevents staph infection. Here we prepare some methods to keep you far away from this disease effectively and easily.
- Keep Your Hand Clean
Our hands touch a lot of things and surfaces as well as interact with the other parts of the body, which can cause to diseases including staph infection. It is the reason why keeping your hands clean is essential significantly. The most common way to keep your hands clean is wash them regularly with not only water but also with soap thoroughly. A fast splash of water is not enough to make sure that your hands are totally clean. For better result and more convenient, you can use hand sanitizer because water and soap are not always available for you to wash your hands. Thus, keep the hand sanitizer with you, in your purse or in your car for example, to make sure that your clean hands are ready if needed. In some public areas like the mall or the gym, you can also use hand sanitizer without any worry and afraid.
- Don’t Directly Touch Other People’s Wounds
Not only staph infection, open wounds are extremely easy area for bacteria to make your body diseased. Thus, always avoid interacting directly with cuts and open wounds on other people. It is not exception for any pus and liquid from the cuts and wounds as well. What’s about your own wounds? The first and necessary thing to do is make sure that your cuts and wounds are kept clean and then bandaged correctly until they are recovered completely. It is much easier for your cuts and wounds to be infected by bacteria including ones causing staph infection if you let your wounds and cuts open. In addition, if you walk around with your open wounds like that then your hurt areas will easily touches contaminated surfaces and objects, which makes your healing process slow down.
- Don’t Share Your Personal Items
Perhaps the reason for the name of personal items is that we should keep and use them personally. These personal items consist of razors, ointments, towels, soap and earphone. They are easily to be contaminated and infection if we keep sharing to other people and then using them. Not only to prevent staph infection, if you keep your personal items be individually used for yourself, you will be kept far away from many kinds of harmful bacteria and diseases.
- Take Notice of Public Area and Public Equipment
These perfectly ideal houses for a various kind of bacteria including staph infection are public areas and public equipment or tools. Firstly we will name the most disinfect areas for you. They are lockers, bus station, train station, gym locker room, public bathrooms… These places are interacted with so many people in a while so are filled with so many germs and bacteria. If you have to interact with these places, like gym bathrooms, make sure that you wear slippers to cover your feet. Besides, using disinfectant cleaners is also useful. Secondly, public equipment like athletic equipment, loaner equipment, clothing used in a hospital… are all at high risk of containing germs and bacteria. If you have to use mentioned equipment, make sure that you wipe them down with disinfectant spray. For clothing, before wearing, you ought to wash it with hot water as soon as possible.
- Change Tampons Regularly
It is our special tip that is prepared for ladies. It is ideal and advised by doctors to change tampons every four hour to keep them be far away from bacteria and toxic shock syndrome. Because using tampons in long term can breed staph bacteria entering your bloodstream directly.
Mentioned above are our special tips to prevent staph infection effectively as to show our hope that you stay healthy, strong and attractive.
This article is written by Jenny Heth – Senior Editor of Authority Remedies.
Jenny is the apprentice at Nutrition Society of Australia after finishing her bachelor degree of Human Nutrition at La Trobe University.
She is also pursuing her master degree of Food Science at University of Melbourne.
With the great passion for nutrition and healthy diet, her future is brighter than ever in becoming one of the finest nutritionists and dietitians.