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Can Candidiasis Be Contagious
Kind of...: ...Though it's pretty ubiquitous; most people carry a small amount of Candida Albicans on their skin and mucous surfaces without becoming sick; candida tends to flare up on injured surfaces, or after bacteria are suppressed with antibiotics, or in an immunosuppressed host, or in an embedded foreign body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: By definition, the term neurodermatitis implies no infection or disease but a nervous need to scratch. The nervous need to scratch may make other people nervous as well, but this is not truly contagious. ...Read more
Unlikely: Whereas staph aureus infection can be transmitted by skin to skin contact, the higher concentrations of staph are in areas such as inside the nose, moist areas of the skin where two skin surfaces meet such as underarms or groin. In addition the protective benefit of saliva also decreases the possibility of lips as a source. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: This depends on who is calling it strep and their level of training/ thoroughness of evaluation. In today's lingo, lots of folks call any sore throat strep, while only a fraction are. Proper office evaluation includes a throat exam and a quick test (ready in ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Staph Infections: Staph, or staphylococcus, is a family of bacteria that is very virulent, contagious, and even possibly infectious. What makes staph so dangerous is that it is very resistant to antibiotics. Though staph is not generally considered an air-borne disease, there is some debate that mrsa, thought it usually is spread through contact with open sores, can remain viable on dry counters. ...Read more
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