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A 20-year-old female asked:

Hello , i was found that i have mrsa staph infection . i was wondering how long does it take to get into bloodstream ?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Real infection?: Many people have MRSA living on their skin without causing any problems or ever invading. There are a variety of different MRSA strains, and it's a basic error to think that having one cultured from a site that does not seem diseased means a person is in any trouble. Wash your hands frequently with soap, and keep close tabs on your body. Thanks for asking.
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound Care 20 years experience
It shouldn't.: If the MRSA was diagnosed by a skin culture it won't necessarily get into your blood. If it does you will get a fever and get very sick.

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