A 50-year-old member asked:
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can you get a staph infection from having a massage?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
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 on his/her hands or arms, one could get a skin infection like staphylococcus.
Answered on Mar 28, 2018
Dr. David Hardin
35 years experience Wound care
Unlikely: This is unlikely to occur, since staph is normal flora of the skin even if you did it would be difficult to determine whether the infection was from your own skin or outside contact.
Answered on Mar 22, 2020

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