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Can Staph Get In Your Mouth
Yes rarely or lips: Staph infection usually is on the skin, but can spread to all over the body. Staph infections can cause infections of the lips, but rarely in the mouth. However, infections of the parotid salivary glands that occur in patients with underlying severe illnesses, are often caused by staph. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Impetigo?: By "golden staph, " i assume you're referring to staph aureus. To answer your question, i'd have to know where on the mouth you have it. Staph can sometimes cause impetigo around the mouth, but usually in babies and young children. Anti-staph antibiotics are used for treatment. ...Read more
Can staph infection be transmitted by touching an infected wound then touching another persons mouth?
Abx ointment: The first question is whether or not it is truly a staph infection. There are many skin lesions that can occur around the mouth some of which are bacterial some of which can be viral and some of which due to fungus. If it is a bacterial, staph infection then polysporin or Bacitracin ointment can be helpful. ...Read more
I stayed the night with my girlfriend last night who has staph and woke up with a blister in my mouth on my lip. Could it be staph as well?
Unless: You came in contact with an open lesion. I doubt this has any relation. Also things would not appear this quickly if it was exposure overnight. ...Read more
Need meds: You need to see a doctor and get on antobiotics if it is staph. ...Read more
Throbbing pain, mouth to nose; purple blisters n mouth, wen popped lots of pus drains; fever; headache; could it be staph in mouth? Sis has in breast.
Infection: An office visit and culture are necessary to see what you are infected with and to get necessary treatments. Don't delay. You sound miserable! ...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
Unlikely: Not unless there are open sores on the lips or near the mouth. ...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
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