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A 22-year-old male asked:

Treating nares with bactroban again for staph colonization and facial outbreak. doctor said since its just normal staph not mrsa that my immunity should eventually adapt and stop recurring as much. is this true? or will normal staph keep recurring?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
Probably not: It is interesting as to why some people get staph colonization despite repeated treatments. I believe the problem is likely from immune defect in the nasal area thereby leading to recurrent infection. Although some staphs are normal residents on the skin (S epider-mides), others are not and only few are MRSA. Suggest that you try daily saline irrigation and avoid picking your nose.
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Last updated Jun 22, 2018

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