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A 16-year-old female asked:

My boyfriend was diagnosed with mrsa am i still aloud to hug him and hold his hand?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 24 years experience
Yes: It will be ok. Just observe good hygiene practices.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 58 years experience
Depends: MRSA is a type of bacteria. Not a diagnosis. No answer possible without details. If you culture the nose or skin it is very common to find MRSA on perfectly normal people. You might already be colonized yourself.

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