Staphylococcus in pregnancy: symptoms and treatment


During the pregnancy It is very important to follow precise precautions to avoid contracting infections that can be dangerous for the mother's health and cause problems for the fetus.

One of the most common infections, especially in the United States, in the population is that caused by staphylococcus aureus, un bacterium responsible for acute infections that can affect different parts of the body, from the skin, to the respiratory or urinary tract that produces a large number of toxins that enter the body.


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Symptoms of Staphylococcal aureus Infection


The first symptoms show up within ten hours from the moment of contagion; the most frequent involve the apparatus gastrointestinal, with nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps. Symptoms that can, therefore, easily make you think you have contracted an intestinal virus but which should never be underestimated.
In other cases the bacterium can provoke the appearance of adventure and boils on the skin or in the mouth. Or it affects the urinary tract, causing one in women cystitis.
During the lactation period, staph can be the main cause of mastitis, which inflames the breast and is very painful.

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How to prevent staph aureus infection

The bacterium affects more easily if the immunitary defense they are low and the individual experiences a moment of immune fragility.
The intake of contaminated foods (sausages, raw meat, cheeses, etc.), contact with a sick person (and therefore the exchange of saliva and other fluids) are the main routes of contagion.

So it is very important, especially during pregnancy, to wash always and very carefully your hands, carefully follow your own personal hygiene, protect wounds, never exchange personal care products and items with other people. Particular attention is paid to washing fruit and vegetables, cooking meat carefully, avoiding sausages and raw foods.

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Staphylococcus aureus: the cure

Diagnosis of Staphylococcal aureus infection is made using a swab and laboratory culture. Once the correct diagnosis is made, staphylococcal aureus infection is generally treated with appropriate therapy antibiotics.
Not all antibiotics can be taken during pregnancy so it is important to contact your trusted gynecologist who will prescribe the most effective and suitable therapy for the situation.

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