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A 26-year-old male asked:

can my wife and i still be intimate even though her wound was confirmed with mrsa? can we kiss, hold hands? i am very worried, she is on antibiotics

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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
What wound where?: Location does matter a little in answering this question, but in general, as long as on antibiotics and improving (no fever for 2+ days--if had any / wound looks better / drainage stopped) and wound covered appropriately, then should not be a problem.

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Last updated Jul 9, 2014

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