Statins: The severe infection 40% more likely to occur among statin users – study warning

This can lead to sepsis or death, according to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.

Symptoms of such infections include painful red lumps on the skin, or abscesses, which refers to a build-up of pus.

“Staph bacteria can also cause most serious infections, like blood poisoning and toxic shock syndrome,” explains the NHS.

“These are much less common than skin infections.”

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