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A 18-year-old member asked:

my friend recently got mrsa while he had it i had two cut in the corner of my mouth and i drank from his cup could i have mrsa the cut are really sore?

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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine 33 years experience
MRSA: The important thing lacking in this question if where did he have the MRSA? If he had a lesion in his mouth then yes. If he had a systemic infection then yes. If he had a boil on his butt then no. In other words, if you were directly inoculated to your cuts by his infection then you could get it otherwise it doesn't jump off of him to you.

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