The Health Complication of a Staph InfectionRobert A. Solomon, P.C.
What is a Staph Infection?
When looking to get a bikini wax, it’s important that you find a reputable business that is highly rated by a health inspector. When a waxing business does not follow health codes set out by health organizations, customers can end up experiencing less than favorable side effects from their waxing appointment, which can include issues like rashes, bleeding, and staph infections.
Staph infections are infections that occur when certain bacteria are introduced to the body, causing the body to react with a violent assault to get rid of the infectious organisms. When getting a bikini wax, if the salon allows for wax that has been on a person to be reintroduced back into the wax in the heating container, the bacteria from that person will multiply and contaminate the rest of the wax. Once the contaminated wax is applied to you, the bacteria can enter your irritated skin and cause an infection.
Staph infections are serious and need to be treated by a doctor since the course of treatment can change depending on what type of staph infection is present in the body. This treatment can end up being costly, especially to those who don’t have insurance. If you end up becoming ill due to a staph infection that you received at a waxing salon, you may be entitled to compensation, which is why talking to a personal injury lawyer is important after your infection has been treated.
How a Staph Infection Affects the Body
Staph infections can affect the body in multiple ways, with most of these ways including pain and other uncomfortable symptoms. Some symptoms of a staph infection are:
Open sores: While not all infections present themselves this way, some staph infections cause sores to open on the body. These sores are painful and can be unsightly, and it they are located in the area of a bikini wax, they can have a hard time healing. These sores should be looked at by a professional.
Warm, tender skin: Many staph infections lie under the skin, causing the skin above to be warm or hot to the touch and turn pink. Many times, as the infection spreads, the heat and color of the skin will spread as well. If you see this happening on your skin, go to a doctor immediately, as you will need antibiotics to help control the infection.
Fever: When the body is infected, it will try to increase its internal temperature as a way to kill the infection. This raise in temperature is what causes a fever, which can be uncomfortable and possibly dangerous for the victim if it lasts too long or raises the body’s temperature too high.
All of these symptoms can point to a staph infection. If you suspect that you have an infection, go seek medical help immediately, as this is the best way to treat the infection.
Personal Injury Lawyers in New York and New Jersey
If you contracted a staph infection after visiting a waxing salon, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. At MetroLaw.com, we want to help you with your case against the salon. We have extensive knowledge in these cases, and we can help you move past your injury and move on after receiving the settlement that you deserve. Call us today to discuss the parameters of your case at (800) – 469 – 6476. We are here to help you!