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when a client has a staph infection can I get infected by giving her a massage

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emily Altman
28 years experience Dermatology
Yes, it can: Any skin lesion that is causing severe pain should be shown to a dermatologist right away. If a dermatologist is not available, see your primary care ... Read More
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Dr. Neal Kraus
11 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 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
20 years experience Infectious Disease
Possible: Inflammation (redness, pain, swelling) and pus are signs infection. Staphylococcus maybe the culprit since it is a common cause of skin infection.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Eitner
34 years experience Family Medicine
Generally No: Assuming that you are talking about a staph infection of the skin, most massage techniques should be avoided when a contagious skin infection (herpes, ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: If the masseuse's hands were unclean, any oils or lotions were contaminated, the table was not cleaned properly, or the masseuse had a skin infection ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Some basics: MRSA in not the plague or rare or as bad as many make it out to be. It can be found as the cause of most simple abscesses or pustules seen by doctors ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
See a doctor: See a doctor for evaluation and prescription for antibiotics.
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Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Staph from Kissing: Staphulococcus aureus is a germ, often called staph, and is normally found on the body in 20-30% of the healthy people. It is passed from person to pe ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
Two ways: It can ascend up the ureter but often gets there through the bloodstream.
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