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Can Staph Be Transmitted By Kissing
This is an infection caused by Staphylococcus aureus - and it often is quite dangerous because the organism, the 'germ' has alot of virulence to it... it's very nasty in other words. You can see an ID doc to find out more about Staph infections, since they are experts in diagnosing and treating ...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 more
Staphylococcus: You can become colonized with a staphylococcus from kissing, but unlikely to produce infection. All of us carry this organism in our GI tract and many in the nasopharynx and skin. They do not produce disease unless an opportunity presents itself. Enjoy your kissing and stop worrying about this. ...Read more
Yes..: Staphylococcus aureus (Staph) is a skin organism and also colonizes the nose and rectal area. Recent studies also show that it thrives in the mouth, hence, one can theoretically acquire Staph by kissing another individual ---- this however does not mean outright infection or disease. ...Read more
Yes: If you kiss the Staph? By the way you need not be worried as staph is every where ...Read more
Unlikely: Not unless there are open sores on the lips or near the mouth. ...Read more
Staph infection: Unlikely to be spread by kissing, but once you have been colonized with this by kissing or other nose-to-hand-to-nose activities, the organism colonizes your skin and subsequent breaks in skin can lead to infection. ...Read more
Unlikely: It depends on where the infection is. ...Read more
Am a male my gf has UTI culture growth of staph arenus, can I get it buy receiving oral sex or kissing?
Not likely: We all have staph in our mouths. ...Read more
I'm infected with Staph aureus. I know, my bf may be colonized with a Staph by kissing. Can I get infected again by him when my treatment is over?
Wish I could tell: You no but yes you can get the bacteria to live on your skin again, which is impossible to guard against. You should not get infections all the time, unless there is something not 100% with your immune system -- but Staph is known to live on human skin, most of the time not causing any problems. Hopefully you will not get infections again. ...Read more
Typically No: Staphylococcus aureus (Staph) is a skin organism and also colonizes the nose and rectal area. Recent studies also show that it thrives in the mouth, hence, one can theoretically acquire Staph by kissing another individual ---- this however does not mean outright infection or disease. ...Read more
Yes: If two people are kissing, they will share whatever bacteria are in their mouths and throats. For bacteria like the strep throat bacteria, the well person will usually get sick after catching strep from the sick one. With staph bacteria, the well person may not get sick because staph doesn't cause oral infections in everyone. ...Read more
I had a skin infection (staph/mrsa) above my eyebrow if I kiss my boyfriend can he get MRSA even if im taking clindamycin?
Skin infection: You should be okay as long as you are on antibiotics and you wash your hands with soap ...Read more
Recurring staph colonization in nose. I never touch my face anymore, so I'm scared its kissing my partner that reinfected me. Is this possible, is so what could I do to prevent it? They have no visible infection. I want to be with them. Used bactroban
Yes: See infectious is easier primary care physician friend person a valuation and treatment for MRSA staphylococcal infection the nose generally Orlana biotics and Bactroban (mupirocin) twice a day at the nose for about a week will help get rid of the chronic staph infection in the nose ...Read more
I have bumps on my vagina I'm 16 & started when 13 some look like pimples and some look like tiny bumps I think its staph I've never had sex or kissed?
Probably nothing: Bad but be sure by seeing a GYN ...Read more
I kissed my boyfriend on the lips today at lunch and he now thinks the "zit" he had under his nose is a staph infection. Ugh! Will I get it?!?!
Maybe: Be aware that staph germs are everywhere in the environment. This contact may have exposed you to staph, but you also touched a doorknob or banister or open surface that likely had it too. If you wash your hands on a regular basis then you cut down on some of your exposures. However, every time you touch your face with contaminated fingers you expose yourself as much as that kiss. ...Read more
Staphylococcus: You can become colonized in the back of the nose and throat, and from there onto the surface of the skin but this does not directly result in infection. ...Read more
It can...: Neosporin can be effective against staph. It is able to kill Staphylococcus aureus (methicillin-sensitive strains, MSSA), and other bacteria, however, it is not able to kill certain strains of Staphylococcus aureus such as strains with methicillin-resistance (MRSA). For anything other than a minor wound, you should consult with your doctor. ...Read more
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