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is it possible to get a staph infection from a splinter

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Dr. Jason Black
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Any break in the skin can lead to a staph infection.

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Yes.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Liu
Dr. David Liu answered
18 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Yes: Such an infection would be called either bacteremia (bacteria in the blood) or sepsis (bacteria + other signs and symptoms). Either would be very ser ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Disruption of the skin surface by a scratch, cut, abrasion, etc. Opens the underlying tissue to invasion by bacteria. Staph is just one of the possibl ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Yes: Very common.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Yes.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes and some can be: Very serious and even life threatening.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walid Abuhammour
37 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Yes.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
No: No yeast infection usually does not cause swllen glands.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: If the shot is administered properly using proper sterile technique, no.
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A female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Staph: Staph is a normal bug on the skin - it can infect any skin which has a breach in its integrity. So its quite possible to infect the area under the sca ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
9 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Staphyloccocal organisms are part of the normal skin flora of both man and beast. So if your dog has an infection treated properly and take precaution ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nathaniel Drourr
28 years experience Pain Management
Absolutely: Anytime you shave you cause micro-cuts in the skin (sometimes large cuts). This breaks down your bodies first defense against infection. Additionall ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Tylor
18 years experience Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Unlikely, but not no: It would be very rare. Certain bacterial sinus infections can spread to the eye (and then to the brain) or from the sinus to the brain itself, which ... Read More
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Dr. Dennis Clifford
42 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Unlikely: However, cat scratches and bites can carry very serious infectious organisms. If there is redness, pain or swelling in the area seek medical attention ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sonja Stiller-martin
25 years experience Emergency Medicine
Possibly: Infections can occur if there is a break in the skin (cut, abrasion, rash, needle puncture) over the area where the 'blown vein' occurs. If the vein ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Med eval: Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness & itching of the vulva; burning with urination & vaginal intercourse & a clumpy, white, va ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
18 years experience Psychiatry
Unlikely: Rabies is transmitted by saliva or other bodily fluids. The typical way that an animal would infect another animal or human would be from a bite. That ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
CONJUNCTIVITIS: You can have viral eye infection and stomach virus together during the season
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Yes: This is another reason for using a condom.

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