Ok is staph bacterial or viral? I think it is viral which would mean that antibiotics would not work to clear a staph infection up. But when people get staph infections they treat them, right? So I am confused. I know I should jsut look it up but I am to tired. Destiny has what probably is staph on her legs. last week I noticed some bumps on the inside of her back legs and it looked like dry skin. I forgot to treat it due to some tragic circomstances at my place and last night I noticed the bumps were more and some were slightly kitty. Well tonight it was worse -- and with me handling her legs I think I popped some of the pimple things last night and tonight and caused it to spread. I hold her legs so that Kitten can nurse at times when her mom doesn't have enough to feed her so that is why I was handling them and noticed. her daughter is the one with the kitty rear -- which incidentally usually clears up in 2 weeks on its own but not this time, it keeps coming back. I gave her a shot of penicillin but got to thinking "I wonder if Staph is viral" Anyway that is why I am asking.