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A 22-year-old male asked:

Are recurring non-mrsa staph infections common? if so, should they eventually happen less frequently? used bactroban for nasal colones, but it continues to recur.

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
Infectious Disease 25 years experience
Trouble with Staph: This bacterium is particularly hardy and may be persisting in your environment-if indeed you've tried a regimen to 'eradicate' it from your body. It may be worth throwing out old razors, personal hygiene items, etc or at least try to sterilize them in a dishwasher. Towels, used linens etc will need a 'hot wash' to disinfect. Then, consider personal contacts in the family for possible re-infection.
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