Staph infection, also known as MRSA, is a bacterium that causes boils and legions to the skin and they are usually transferred by the hands. You can get rid of a staph infection by getting treated with antibiotics. Therefore, it is very important that you see the doctor or health-care provider. In the case of more serious infections that lead to skin lesions, these may be drained. Practicing good hygiene can reduce the likelihood of your getting staph infections or a recurrence. This involves washing the hands frequently and also using hand-sanitizers.