Staphylococcus or Staph is a group of bacteria that can cause a multitude of diseases. Staph infections can cause illness directly by infection or indirectly by the toxins they produce. Symptoms and signs of a Staph infection include redness, swelling, pain, and drainage of pus. Minor skin infections are treated with an antibiotic ointment, while more serious infections are treated with intravenous antibiotics. Read more: Staph Infection (Staphylococcus Aureus) Article
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- cefdinir (Omnicef has been discontinued)
- amoxicillin (Amoxil, Moxatag, Larotid)
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- tigecycline, Tygacil
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