Respiratory Tract Infections (RTI) caused by susceptible Staphylococcus

What are the Symptoms of Respiratory Tract Infections (RTI) caused by Staphylococcus?

Respiratory tract infections (RTI) caused by Staphylococcus bacteria are usually common colds or the flu, but they can also be more serious and lead to pneumonia or other infections. Symptoms of RTI caused by Staphlococcu can include:

  • Coughing
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Chills
  • Body aches
  • Sore throat
  • Nasal congestion

How is Staphylococcus Diagnosed and Treated?

Your doctor may take a sample of your phlegm or mucous to identify the bacteria that is causing your RTI. Once the bacteria is identified, your doctor can prescribe antibiotics to treat the infection. In some cases, they may also recommend over-the-counter medications to help reduce symptoms such as fever. It's important to follow your treatment plan as prescribed by your doctor to avoid getting worse.

When Should I See a Doctor for a Staphylococcus Infection?

If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms described above, you should make an appointment with your doctor as soon as possible. If symptoms are severe or persistent after a few days, it’s also important to seek medical help.

People with certain medical conditions or weakened immune systems are at higher risk for complications from respiratory tract infections caused by Staphylococcus. It’s important to get medical help right away if you fall into any of these categories.