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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: If two people are kissing, they will share whatever bacteria are in their mouths and throats. For bacteria like the strep throat bacteria, the well pe ... Read More
Dr. M. Christine Lee
27 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Staph is infectious and contagious. You could catch this by kissing someone if they are infected.

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A female asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Abx ointment: The first question is whether or not it is truly a staph infection. There are many skin lesions that can occur around the mouth some of which are bact ... Read More
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Dr. Neal Kraus
10 years experience Hospital-based practice
Depends on burden: Depends on any number of factors. Yes. It is possible. I would avoid putting hands in mouth in general and if necessary to do so, I would highly re ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Need meds: You need to see a doctor and get on antobiotics if it is staph.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
18 years experience Dermatology
Bacteria: Many people carry staph bacteria and never develop staph infections. If you have a staph infection, there's a good chance that it stemmed from bacteri ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Surface only: Hibiclens will kill staph bacteria on the surface of the skin - but any infection involving tissue below the surface needs a systemic (oral or injecta ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See below: If the drainage is stopped and the wound is healed and there is no redness or swelling.
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.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience Dermatology
Draining is good: If it is draining then that is a step in the right direction. However, this material should be cultured to determine the best medical treatment (i.E i ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
18 years experience Hand Surgery
Possible: See dermatologist or primary doc to find out.

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