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Is it possible to get bacterial meningitis from popping pimples

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katherine Brown
15 years experience Dermatology
See below: The bacterium staph. Aureus can cause bacterial meningitis (inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain & spinal cord) and is a common cause o ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Levine
50 years experience Dermatology
Acne: It is not true that one gets bacterial meningitis from popping pimples. It is still not a good idea to do this because the spots are far more likely ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Although it is thankfully rare, it can be life threatening. Generally a baby with meningitis will be extremely ill. Obviously, if you ever have such ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Go To School/camp: Because they go to school, clleges/dorms, and camps where there is more chances of contacting the infection if one has it it spreads eassily.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
You would be : In the newspaper! this is so rare that you would have additional appearances on sunday morning tv also. Go for it and become famous. The first woma ... Read More
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 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weisberg
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Infections: Unless your boyfriend was acutely ill and direct contact was made it is unlikely to spontaneously get sick from transfer of saliva. Then again mononuc ... 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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Satish Sundar
33 years experience Pediatrics
Yes in reverse: Strep throat can spred to wounds and sore and contaminate it to cause impetigo. Saliva/cough-hand contact-scratching skin--impetigo.
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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unlikely.: I have never heard of that.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Plausible: If you have a break in skin or bacteria enters via nipple.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Siegel
28 years experience Pain Management
Possibly: A very rare cause of meningitis which occurs in people who are likely immunocompromised.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: If you squeeze a pimple and instead of getting the pus to come out it ruptures into your subcutaneous tissues it can cause a cellulitis or abscess and ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishal Shah
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: It is possible but typically rare. However, if there is any concern for an infection (redness, warmth, fevers, chills, drainage, swelling), you should ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walid Abuhammour
37 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Yes.
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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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes simplex: This is conceivable but very very unlikely.
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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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nelson Nicolasora
24 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes..: Staphylococcus aureus (Staph) is a skin organism and also colonizes the nose and rectal area. Recent studies also show that it thrives in the mouth, h ... Read More
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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 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. HECTOR Franco
45 years experience Dermatology
Possibly: Candida (yeast) infections can present as red bumps or pustules that might resemble a herpetic sore or ulcer in their later stages. Herpes sores are ... Read More
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