Staphylococcus aureus a major causative organism in bacterial vaginosis
Staphylococcus aureus (causing vaginosis )is a known microbe even by the typical layman on the common Lagos street. Drug vendors in the bus and even roadside drug vendors keep calling its name in the course of their advertisement as though it were a mini god with spirits that needed to be invoked into one (like in typical traditional films).
The laboratories are not left out because in the course of my short professional interaction with laboratory scientists. Staphylococcus aureus is a major pathogen indicated in many infections especially in bacterial vaginosis in females (bacterial infection of the vagina).
What is Staphylococcus?
Now what is Staphylococcus aureus? It is a micro-organism, a bacteria indicated in many infections. It is a normal flora(a normal beneficial tenant to the landlord (‘Mr. Nose). However, when found in ‘excess in the wrong place’, it becomes a trouble. Such a place is the female vagina and that would be our major point of discussion in this write-up.
THINGS TO NOTE ABOUT STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS IN VAGINOSIS
1) Sometimes, in just moderate growth it just presents clinically with itching. A lot of ladies have confused this with candidiasis. Some are so adapted to the intense itching and attribute it to hot weather conditions. As a result of this, a lot of them would use fungicidal or fungistatic creams like clotrimazole, tioconazole or miconazole cream while others would rather go for the orals, fluconazole is always the main culprit.
In the process of this, many depopulate the normal flora who acts as a mini soldier of that sacred region in a female’s body and then even cause more troubles for themselves. To ensure you are not confusing bacterial vaginosis for candidiasis, it is always right clinically to go for a diagnostic test which would not only point out the ‘real enemy’ in this case.
2) Staphylococcus aureus is a major causative factor in many infertility cases (Mohammed Taghi et al, 2016). A lot of people having infertility problems fail to realise that it could from just a simple infection caused by Staphylococcus aureus. However, other factors may be causative for infertility but the probability of infections especially caused by Staphylococcus aureus should not be ruled out.
Other things you should know.
3) In the cause of treatment, it is advised that sensitivity test be done. The sensitivity test would point out what drugs should be avoided because of resistance and what right drugs which would be sensitive for its complete elimination would be used.
See a physician and do not undergo the treatment by yourself by thinking what drug worked for your neighbour or friend with that same infection would also work for you.
This would help your system to completely eliminate the infection, avoid a re-infection and also avoid unnecessary development of multi-drug resistant Staphylococcus aureus because for every time you do not eliminate the bacterial well, it fortifies itself and becomes tougher to treat.
4) Because of a possible re-infection, it is always good to take into consideration anything that has come in contact with the infected vagina and if they cannot be gotten rid of they can be disinfected and properly ironed before wearing.
Staphylococcus aureus is quite stubborn and might want to linger. Sometimes, there is an infection in the vagina that originates from the urinary tract while other times it is vice versa.
I would at this point conclude my article, if you and Mr. Staphylococcus aureus are still jolly friends with these few points, I’m sure you now know it is high time you get rid of it because you have seen the dangers it can cause.
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