Staph infections caused by staphylococcus bacteria, a type of bacteria commonly found on skin or in the nose even in healthy individuals. These bacteria do not cause serious problems and result in only a relatively minor skin infections. But if the bacteria invade deeper into your body, enters the bloodstream, joints, bones, lungs or heart can cause death.
Staph infection can range from minor skin problems to endocarditis, an infection that threatens the lining of your heart valves. As a result, signs and symptoms of the staph infection in the nose vary widely, depending on the location and severity of infection.
Staph infections can be treated with:
1. Antibiotics. Your doctor may perform tests to identify the type of staph bacteria that is behind your infection, to help choose the antibiotic that would work well
2. Draining wounds caused by staph infection if you suffer injury due to staphylococcus infection, the doctor makes a small incision in the skin to drain fluid in the wound caused by the staphylococcus infection.
3. Elimination of infection by surgery if the infection has invaded organs