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Can staph infections get in your mouth

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
46 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes rarely or lips: Staph infection usually is on the skin, but can spread to all over the body. Staph infections can cause infections of the lips, but rarely in the mout ... Read More
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Dr. David Schleimer
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Yes: Staph infection can invade the mouth.

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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dinh Bui
Dr. Dinh Bui answered
22 years experience Dentistry
Get rid of infection: Chronic infection of the teeth should be resolved asap to prevent situation like this. Most often chronic infection does not cause any pain and thus ... Read More
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Dr. Bruce Weisbrot
41 years experience Dentistry
Deal with infections: Long term dental or gum infections can cause heart disease because it allows a direct pathway for oral bacteria to get into your bloodstream. You must ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Yes!: Yes you can. If it doesn't get better in a day or two with hot packs, you'd better go see a doctor. Also, it it get's worse quickly, so see a doctor ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katharine Garnier
32 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: You can get MRSA anywhere the skin gets broken, and many people have been colonized with MRSA so they get recurrent infections. If you have had that, ... Read More
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Dr. James Seward
21 years experience Dermatology
This : This is really difficult to answer without clinically seeing the areas. I would recommend a trip to the dermatologist who can perform both a bacteria ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Abx ointment: The first question is whether or not it is truly a staph infection. There are many skin lesions that can occur around the mouth some of which are bact ... Read More
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Dr. Neal Kraus
10 years experience Hospital-based practice
Depends on burden: Depends on any number of factors. Yes. It is possible. I would avoid putting hands in mouth in general and if necessary to do so, I would highly re ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Need meds: You need to see a doctor and get on antobiotics if it is staph.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Ointments not right: Ointments for a staph infection? Did a physician recommend such a treatment. Regardless it is not working. You are experiencing treatment failure. Sta ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: If two people are kissing, they will share whatever bacteria are in their mouths and throats. For bacteria like the strep throat bacteria, the well pe ... Read More

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