A 24-year-old female asked:
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dad has mrsa inf. haven't came n2 direct contact but i have a boil around my mouth forming. face swelling around site. should i go see dr and when?

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Dr. William Barone
19 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes, go to doctor: MRSA is a bacterial infection that is easily spread, even without direct contact. It sounds like you have an infection forming which could spread on your face. Go see your doctor this week or go to an urgent care clinic if you can't get I right away. You may be prescribed antibiotics.
Answered on Jun 26, 2018
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