What Are the Treatments for Staphylococcus Epidermis?
A part of the body’s natural bacteria and commonly found on the skin, Staphylococcus epidermis is often identified in laboratory tests because its ability to contaminate equipment easily. It can be quite dangerous for people with either weak immune systems or with catheters and other medical devices implanted in the skin.
Nafcillin, given in IV form, is the preferred method of therapy for Staphylococcus epidermis infections.
Vancomycin can be given in IV to patients who are allergic to penicillin, or have an infection with a nafcillin-resistant strain of staphylococcus epidermis.
Cefazolin is another kind of antibiotic which can be given via an IV for staphylococcus epidermis infections that are affecting the skin.
Clindamycin is effective in treating serious skin and soft tissue infections, and does not need to be given via IV.
Daptomycin is part of a new class of antibiotics that works well against bacterial infections that have not responded to other treatments.