How To Protect Your Children From Staphylococcus

How To Protect Your Children From Staphylococcus

One of the frequent ailments of children, especially during the summer months, is staphylococcus infection. When the mosquito bite on the child's skin (mainly) is scratched with dirty hands or nails, then there is the possibility of contamination by the Staphylococcus aureus bacterium.

How do we intervene in the infected wound? Do we all have bacteria on us? What risks do we have if we do not cure the wound from the infection in time, and what measures can we take to avoid such an infection?

Let's look at the above issues in turn.

As we said, staphylococcus is caused by the corresponding bacterium. Healthy people carry such bacteria without getting sick. But when the skin in any way is injured or pierced, the bacterium can then get into the wound and cause infection.

This microbe, if we do not intervene promptly, can cause toxic shock and a range of infections such as bursitis and eczema.



First of all, you need to encourage children to keep their skin clean with a daily bath or shower and wash their hands, especially before eating. If the child already has a sore or twitching that causes him or her itching, then even more care is needed in wrinkle and hand care and wiping. Nail cleanliness is equally important.

If an existing condition in your child's skin, such as eczema, makes the daily bath difficult, then consult your doctor.



This is an infection of the hair follicles under the skin, where the hair develops. In this case there are tiny blackheads with a white head and sometimes with a little reddish around each pimple. This infection often occurs in areas where there is friction or irritation.

This infection usually resolves itself, but in any case it is good to be in touch with your doctor for safe and careful treatment.



It is usually seen around the nose and mouth, of course it can affect any part of the body. Specialists say it is common in preschool and school age children especially during the summer months.

In eczema, staphylococcus appears to cause large blisters in the skin, which cause itching. Usually an ointment for skin treatment and / or an antibiotic is prescribed.


Staphylococcus MRSA

There is also a type of staphylococcus that is resistant to the antibiotics used for such treatments. Generally, it is more difficult to cure this infection, but in most cases proper care with appropriate medical guidance provides the solution. This bacterium causes skin infections, but in some cases it occurs in bones (bone infections) or in the lungs (pneumonia). This type of pneumonia is rare, but it is considered dangerous for weakened organisms.


Responsible Response

In the case of minor infections from this bacterium, it is advisable to follow the following simple tips:

- Wash with antibacterial soap

- To ensure that the infection does not spread, use each towel that will wipe the contaminated area once.

- Use antibiotic ointment as directed by your doctor.

If the doctor prescribes an antibiotic, follow the schedule of doses exactly for as many days as you dictate. The most serious infections may need to be treated in the hospital. This is one more reason to always keep in mind when the hospital is away from your city, for example on vacation.

With your doctor you should also talk when infections pass from one family member to another, or generally when there are more than one cases of skin infections in the same house.


By Dr Angel,

Aggeliki Koskeridou

Holistic Doctor – Counseling Psychotherapist

Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

MSc c. Health Psychology

insta: dr_aggelikikoskeridou_official

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