A 20-year-old female asked:
i get staph infections very regularly. since they are very common for me is it possible for them to cause more problems internally?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Emily Altman answered
28 years experience Dermatology
Skin Staph infection: Staph can potentially cause internal infections as well. Recurrent staph infections likely means that you are colonized with staph. Staph lives in certain areas of the body without causing infection then periodically comes out and causes folliculitis or abscesses. More common in people with diabetes. To reduce colonization, areas must be treated with Mupirocin cream.
Answered on Jul 19, 2018
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