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Why do I keep getting staph infections

A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
Family Medicine 34 years experience
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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 52 years experience
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
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emily Altman
Dermatology 29 years experience
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
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 41 years experience
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
A member asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
family medicine 15 years experience
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
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victoria Cirillo-Hyland
Dermatology 38 years experience
Absolutely: Staphylococcus is a bacteria that is often found in gyms. Make sure you clean the equipment before and after using it. Most gyms now provide antibac... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
Yes and some can be: Very serious and even life threatening.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Eitner
Family Medicine 35 years experience
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
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Black
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Yes: Any break in the skin can lead to a staph infection.
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