The staph family of bacteria has over thirty different species in all and they can cause a large variety of illnesses, such as tract infections, skin infections, food poisoning, and toxic shock syndrome. They can be contagious and are most often spread by skin-to-skin contact. Staph infections are most common in places where people live closely together such as a college dormitory, or a prison. Warm and humid environments are ideal for spread of the bacteria so care must be taken if you are living in a situation like this. They can become very serious so if you have a staph infection, getting the right treatment is imperative.
Some of the signs of a staph infection are obvious, such as a boil. All except the most serious staph infections can be treated at home. To treat a staph infection, clean the area very carefully with warm water and a disinfectant. Then apply oil of oregano to the infection, and repeat this process two or three times a day, each time placing a clean band-aid over the wound to keep other bacteria out.
If this does not clear up the wound within a week, consult a doctor as soon as possible. Staph infections can become very serious, and if bad enough they can require surgery or other serious medical treatment. Oil of oregano is one of the best treatments you can use to treat a staph infection, so always keep some handy in your medicine chest.