Normally, Staph is a common member of our microbial population. Our bodies can safely co-exist with this bacterium as it poses no immediate threat. However, if the bacterium can find its way into tissues and the bloodstream, troubles are likely to occur. These include diseases such as acne, mastitis, impetigo, and the life-threatening conditions known as toxic shock syndrome and sepsis. Making the situation worse is the potential for antibiotic resistance, which can hinder treatment and increase the chances for unwanted outcomes.