Treatment of a staph infection may include:
Antibiotics commonly prescribed to treat staph infections include certain cephalosporins, nafcillin or related antibiotics, sulfa drugs, or vancomycin.
If you have a skin infection, your doctor will likely make an incision into the sore to drain fluid that has collected there.
If your infection involves a device or prosthetic, prompt removal of the device is needed. Removal might require surgery sometimes.