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what to do if i have mrsa, can i give it to someone if i rub my eye or just thru saliva?

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Dr. Lawrence Gooss
11 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: Mrsa is just a type of resistant staph bacteria. Like most infections, it is potentially transmisable but most likely you have nothing to worry. Just wash your hands and keep your infected area clean and covered.
Answered on Aug 1, 2013
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Dr. Peter Francis
28 years experience Retinal Surgery
Yes: Mrsa is usually spread by skin-to-skin contact. If you have it in your eye and transfer to your skin after rubbing your eye, it is possible this could spread to another person. Hand washing is advised.
Answered on Sep 25, 2016
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