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11 Symptoms of Staph Infections

6. Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (SSSS)

Newborns are commonly affected by Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome also known as Ritter von Ritterschein disease. It is characterized by a red rash, sometimes blisters, and fever.

A staph infection caused by S. aureus produces exfoliative toxins that might lead to staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome. The infection initially occurs in the oral or nasal cavities, throat, umbilicus or belly button.

A mild type of the disease will result in exfoliation of the skin. When the skin peels off, you’ll see the raw surface of the skin looks red like a burn. Bring your child to the doctor if you notice symptoms of the disease.

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