TIA! eta: 12/3/2022 by op.
@wc2022, I have not and I may have been exposed as I live on a working farm and work with animals daily. From some of the reading I just did S. Simulans was formerly only seen in farm animals especially in dairy cows causing mastitis. There is evidence that S. Simulans is able to form colonies on human skin. Also it is one of the bacteria found in diabetic osteitis (infections in the feet.
There seems to be a problem with antibiotic resistance. This would make sense since many dairies routinely prophylacticly treat cows during the 2 month dry time with antibiotic infusions into the udder. This is one of those antibiotic abuses that leads to resistance.
Anyway take the full course of antibiotics. Don’t stop because it seems to have gone away. This is another thing that causes antibiotic resistance. Oh and don’t stick your toe in your belly button. Well it’s funny in my head.
I’ve never had it myself, but I know that diabetics are more likely to get it esp if your sugars run high for an extended period. And also anywhere that is hidden or wet, like between toes and I guess bellybutton, however never heard of it before.
In places where there is restricted blood flow are worse because your immune cells don’t get there fast enough.
Your bellybutton has lots of blood flo though, but it’s hidden and a place for any bacteria to grow.
The test for staph is pretty easy to determine. No one was confused in the lab. It’s possible they just reported it wrong.
If you got a positive result for this n. Staff then you can be sure it was verified by a second scientist.
This is something so rare, it wasn’t even routinely checked 5 years ago. You got staff or you got something else.
Only because these infections have started showing up, that it’s looked at more closely and differentiated.
Anyway it hardly matters antibiotics will kill both types, but they might give you more or for longer
Try to keep tight control of your sugars you don’t want a chronic infection that is resistant to antibiotics