A 54-year-old male asked:
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is it possible for mrsa to be transmitted via the skin to skin contact with ungloved hands of a physican conducting a debridement between a small toe.

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Dr. Brian Wagner
18 years experience Podiatry
MRSA: Mrsa infections can be spread by any contact. Your physician should have gloves on with any patient contact. Also hand washing should be performed routinely between patients.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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Dr. Elden Rand
21 years experience Cardiology
Possible : If there was a bacteria on the skin which was in contact with susceptible open skin, bacterial transfer can occur.
Answered on Mar 15, 2016
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Dr. Andrew Hoffman
35 years experience General Surgery
Yes, it's possible: Less likely to happen with good hand washing techniques and still less likely by wearing gloves.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
38 years experience Podiatry
Possible: But not very likely. Debriedment of would the doctor should wash hands and wear gloves.
Answered on Sep 17, 2013
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