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A 32-year-old member asked:

stsph infection in anus area. what caused it?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Staph aureus: You are colonized with this organism in the GI tract and perhaps in the nasopharynx and the skin surface. Any time you then have a break in the integument (skin and mucous membranes) it provides an opportunity for this bacteria to enter and produce disease.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

Please tell me what infections can you get from anal?

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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
'All' of them: No std/sti protection via that pathway, all potentially transmissible infections can be shared via unprotected anal intercourse same as with oral or vaginal. Consider condom usage for protection.
A 17-year-old female asked:

How too treat an infection in the Anus ?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
See a doctor: I do not know what kind of "infection" you have. True infections need to be seen and treated urgently with proper prescription medication from a doctor.

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