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Why do I keep getting staph infections

A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
32 years experience Family Medicine
Immune system: Staph is a normal colonizer of the skin in all people. It usually takes advantage of a break in the skin or the mucous membranes. If you are getting ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Infection: The area infected will become reddened, swollen, hot and painful. If you treat early with antibiotics the infected area will remain localized. If th ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emily Altman
27 years experience Dermatology
Skin Staph infection: Staph can potentially cause internal infections as well. Recurrent staph infections likely means that you are colonized with staph. Staph lives in cer ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Videh Mahajan
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Staph: Every one has staph bacteria on the skin. If your immunity decreases or if these bacteria gets into the body either through skin or other routes, it c ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
39 years experience Geriatrics
Staph infections.: Staphylococcus lives in our skin and nostrils. Any minor wound in the skin may cause it.Some pts are immunocompromised and present frequent staph inf ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience Family Medicine
Some thoughts...: Some people have staph bacteria colonizing their skin or nose and have no obvious symptoms. During times of illness, stress, skin breakdown (cuts, sc ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Mullane
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Staphylococcus : Staph is an organism found everwhere in nature (surfaces/doornobs) but mostly on skin. Can spread via hands. We're covered w/staph & our 'normal stap ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Yes.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes and some can be: Very serious and even life threatening.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Liu
Dr. David Liu answered
18 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Yes: Such an infection would be called either bacteremia (bacteria in the blood) or sepsis (bacteria + other signs and symptoms). Either would be very ser ... Read More

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