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can you have staph infection in or on the butt?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Sure.: Staph lives all over (ubiquitous), common skin germ; certainly can cause skin infection on buttock. Not a likely bowel germ, so not likely to be "in" butt, unless spread from skin source or spread from elsewhere. Can get perianal abscess (pus pocket) from inflamed/infected anal glands-usually not staph though.
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Dermatology 19 years experience
Bacteria: Many people carry staph bacteria and never develop staph infections. If you have a staph infection, there's a good chance that it stemmed from bacteria you've been carrying around for some time.These bacteria can also be transmitted from person to person. Because staph bacteria are so hardy, they can live on inanimate objects such as pillowcases or towels long enough to transfer to the next person.

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How do I treat a staph infection on my butt?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Antibiotics: Depending what the staph is sensitive to various antibiotics can be used. Surgical soap may be helpful in decreasing the bacteria to decrease chances reinfection.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Hot compresses are also helpful if the infection has turned into a boil.
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What is a c diff infection like?

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With which causes do you associate infection with hepatitis a?

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Does circumcision increase or decrease chance of infection?

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Dr. Howard Tay
Urology 31 years experience
Circumcision: Recently, circumcision has become a very controversial intervention. However, there are studies that suggest that circumcision can cause a slight "thickening" of the glans penis and therefore may reduce the chance of HIV transmission. Quite often diabetics can develop infection of the foreskin if they are uncircumcised. Circumcision will not prevent std. www.peedoc.com @drhtay.
A 21-year-old female asked:

How do I spread a staph infection on my butt?

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Dr. Robert Winters
Infectious Disease 35 years experience
Hand Contact: Most staph. Infections are spread from person-to-person by hand contact. These infections start by introducing the germ to a new site; if the skin is intact, then no infection developes and the person may just harbor the organisim. Any break in the skin may introduce the germ into the deeper layers of the skin, thereby setting up the potential for a serious infection. Frequent handwashing helps.

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