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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Bryan
31 years experience Dermatology
Staph: If it is just a superficial staph infection--impetigo--then it is not usually dangerous and can be treated with topical antiobiotic like mupirocin. I ... Read More

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A female asked:
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 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Yes: I hope you are having this treated by your doctor.
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
To a point: Meaning that many people tolerate staph on the skin without consequence.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience Family Medicine
Infection: You are unlikely to be infectious but the only way you could infect someone is by direct contact with the wound
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Mullane
31 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 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
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends : Staph is present around us 24/7 & takes no special agent to get to you. We all carry some staph on our skin surfaces & some will have strains that inv ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Extra cautious?: I think the pediatrician is just being extra cautious. Even with "internal" infection, your friend could have staph on skin or in the environment in h ... Read More
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