Have you just noticed a rash on your body? Is it characterized by small, itchy bumps or blisters and located on a part of your body where skin touches skin? If so, it may be caused by staphylococcus, and it could leave you susceptible to a dangerous infection. Read on to learn more.
How Does Heat Cause A Rash?
There are several types of staphylococcus bacteria that occur naturally on the skin of many people. Normally, these microorganisms don't cause any problems, but if you get too hot, your body sweat can trigger them to produce a protective slime. This slime can seep into your sweat glands, clogging them and prompting a rash on your body as an immune response.
How Bad Can Heat Rash Get?
Your immune system is pretty good at fighting off staphylococcus. However, if you scratch those itchy bumps, you become vulnerable to infection. When the skin is breached by lesion, you become more susceptible to staphylococcus microorganisms entering your body. Once your body is infected with these bacteria, there is a huge scope of complication it may cause. At best you'll develop a painful boil, and at worst you'll develop a potentially fatal flesh-eating disease. The severity of the condition will depend on what type of staphylococcus infected you, whether or not it was antibiotic-resistant, and how severe your infection is.
How Can An Air Conditioner Help?
If you've got staph bacteria on your skin, it could be causing your rash and in turn, that rash could be causing you to be susceptible to developing a staph infection. Your best course of action is to change the conditions that are causing your skin rash to appear. Since staph love warm and moist environments, start by having an air conditioner installed in your pad. Air conditioners both cool the air and (if properly sized) control humidity, so by installing one, you'll stay cool and dry and your body won't trigger staphylococcus to produce its protective slime. And when the bacteria aren't triggering an immune response in your body, you won't have a rash that you'll be tempted to scratch, thus leaving potential pathway for the microorganisms to enter your body.
If you have a skin rash, it may be caused by staphylococcus bacteria, and that bacteria could be very dangerous if it makes its way past your skin and into your body. Fortunately, your skin rash may be able to be kept under control by calling an air conditioner installation company like Borter Heating & Air Conditioning Co so you can stay cool and dry when the temperatures rise.
My name is Sara Jenkins and I am the daughter of a plumber. As a young girl, I was not very impressed by what my father did for a living, but I loved spending time with him so I was thrilled each time he asked me to help with a repair around the house. What I didn't realize at the time was that my father was teaching me skills that would prove incredibly useful in my adult life. Today, thanks to him, I have completed a long list of plumbing jobs in my own home without the need to hire a contractor. This blog is my way of saying thank you to him by sharing all of the things that he has taught me about home repairs and construction.