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can you get MRSA from saliva

A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Not a risk: There should not be a risk of illness for contact with someone who was treated for MRSA in past, if they are not showing signs of illness now. The ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
How: How were you exposed . Patients with MRSA should be in isolation. If you are concerned, see your GP (or Urgent Care if you don't have a GP) for an e ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Probably not: This is a very frightening new situation indeed! As there's nothing certain, it makes no sense to worry backwards. Do be really careful in the future ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Henry Selke
15 years experience Infectious Disease
Close contact: Mrsa is usually spread through contact with someone’s skin or personal items (towels, razors, etc). Mrsa is more likely to be spread in situations whe ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Saliva: The acid in your stomach should neutralize any MRSA present in your saliva
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Gooss
11 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: Mrsa is just a type of resistant staph bacteria. Like most infections, it is potentially transmisable but most likely you have nothing to worry. Just ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Unlikely: MRSA is not likely to cause a cold. You may have picked up a viral infection. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole g ... Read More
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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience Pediatrics
MRSA: MRSA (methicillin resistant staph aureus) can be spread via saliva as well as other body fluids. You would be at additional risk for infection if bre ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Mrsa is passed easily between people who are colonized with it. Here is a great website discussing transmission: http://www.Urmc.Rochester.Edu/enc ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience Hospital-based practice
Infection vs coloniz: Rather complicated question. 1st, MRSA is everywhere. 90% of hospitals can find MRSA on a surface somewhere if you take enough swabs. 2nd, MRSA coloni ... Read More

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