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can mrsa be spread through saliva? my infant daughter has it and she drools a lot from teething. also what is the incubation period for mrsa? how long

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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience Pediatrics
MRSA: MRSA (methicillin resistant staph aureus) can be spread via saliva as well as other body fluids. You would be at additional risk for infection if breaks in your skin come in contact with your daughter's saliva. Incubation period for MRSA is one to ten days after entering skin breaks or damaged mucus membranes such as nose or mouth. Key to carefully wash hands after coming in contact w her saliva.
Answered on Mar 14, 2017

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