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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It is possible: You could have staph infection.

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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Suh
Dr. Erik Suh answered
23 years experience Family Medicine
Pneumonia: Sounds like you have pneumonia, finish your antibiotics. Get a chest xray to make sure it cleared up in 6 weeks.
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A 47-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.
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 36-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 38-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 34-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 31-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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
No it isn't: Quite different from a staph skin or wound infection.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Yes and no: They are full of staph aureus bacteria, we are exposed to this all day long. That said if you burst this and someone gets it on their hands and into a ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
24 years experience Infectious Disease
Its safe: Yes..its safe. Believe it or not..most people nowadays are colonized with what you would refer to as "regular" staph...and many of us even MRSA. Jus ... Read More
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