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What causes staph, mrsa, cellutis besides open sores? how could my kid get it home 247 11 years old plays on game system went to a creek to swim one time dirty floors or cause? constantly washing bedding etc?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Staph (some of which are MRSA) are everywhere in the environment. Some benign forms can be found on newborns within hours of birth from random contact by others. We find is on surfaces people & animals come in contact with. A break in the skin allows an aggressive form to trigger a cellulitis or abscess. Having the kid sanitize or wash his hands more will do more than washing bedding endlessly.
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