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staph infection in blood contagious

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
44 years experience Family Medicine
Not usually: But the bug is on and around the infected person.Wash your hands carefully to prevent spread.

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A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Hello. : Hello. Infections caused by staphylococcus aureus bacteria can be infectious.
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
55 years experience Internal Medicine
To a point: Meaning that many people tolerate staph on the skin without consequence.
Dr. Kevin Daly
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Skin infection: We all have staph normally on our skin. There is a certain type of staph called MRSA though which is resistant to many antibiotics and can be easily ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Loren Cohen
52 years experience Addiction Medicine
Not very: It is very unlikely that any urine infection will be passed from one person to another. Nonetheless, and especially with certain kinds of staph, it is ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Staph UTI: This is not communicable to others. A lot will depend upon the staph species. If this is staph aureus would recommend you be seen by an infecitous d ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
44 years experience Family Medicine
IV antibiotics: This usually requires hospital stay with IV antibiotics.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Blood Cultures: This is not a common question or situation and am not sure why you would ask. But, there are blood cultures. Staph is usually diagnosed by examination ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
44 years experience Family Medicine
Called sepsis: This is a very dangerous infection that is treated in hospital with IV antibiotics.It can be fatal.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Mullane
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Eczema or Staph Infn: Eczema is not contageous, it is an infammatory disorder of the skin. Eczema can become secondarily infected with staphylococcus as it is a skin organ ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Staph aureus: Yes, bacteria in the eschar (scab) from infection with staphylococcus aureus can be potentially transmitted to others, but that depends upon what you ... Read More

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