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A 22-year-old male asked:

Treated my facial staph infection in october, and its back already in january. im heartbroken, will i have ongoing facial staph infections recur for the rest of my life? i decolonized my nose with bactroban, but its back.can it ever be treated fully?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 59 years experience
Get it treated and?: It is not that common to have recurrent ataph infections of the face. Recurrence occurs in people Who have weak immune system People who have eczema People who have diabetes Those who are chronic carrieirs of staph in their nose I suggest you treat the present infection and discuss with your doctor to test you for Diabetse and immune system if it keeps recurring Do you pick on your face constsnt?
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Last updated Jan 6, 2016


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