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A 48-year-old member asked:

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

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lawrence Gooss
Family Medicine 13 years experience
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.
Dr. Peter Francis
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
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.

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