A 48-year-old male asked:
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would human feces in an open wound cause a staph infection?

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Dr. Allan Goldstein
55 years experience Internal Medicine
Doubtful: Have to worry about stool organisms.
Answered on Dec 27, 2017
Dr. Lauren Romeo
18 years experience Wound care
Yes.: Any contamination to an open wound can cause infection. Urine or feces can especially be contaminating.
Answered on Nov 28, 2018
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Dr. Vadim Glukh
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22 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
staph is the most common species, but the feces carry loads of other ones: E. coli is one of them and they are often treated with the antibiotics different from the ones used against the Staph.
Sep 15, 2013

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