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Hope Mills, NC
A female asked:

I have pain in my hip, knee, foot and my foot is swollen and numb. i found out that someone that went on a trip with me has staph infection. what now?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Christopher Cirino
Infectious Disease 24 years experience
Not enough info: It would be unusual for a systemic Staph infection just from casual contact. I would consider other options, include reactive arthritis, crystalline arthritis (gout/pseudogout). It doesn't seem like the information given is going to help us pinpoint why you have this. Any recent new sexual partner or risk for gonorrhea? Where was trip? Lumbago with sciatica can lead to pain in those areas.
Last updated Jul 8, 2017

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