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Can staph infections get in your mouth?

Can staph infections 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 more

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Mouth (Definition)

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


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If my antibiotics don't work for my golden staph on the mouth, how do I get rid of it?

If my antibiotics don't work for my golden staph on the mouth, how do I get rid of it?

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

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How to treat staph infection around my mouth?

How to treat staph infection around my 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 (bacitracin and polymyxin) or Bacitracin ointment can be helpful. ...Read more

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Can staph infection be transmitted by touching an infected wound then touching another persons mouth? 

Can staph infection be transmitted by touching an infected wound then touching another persons mouth? 

Depends on burden: Depends on any number of factors. Yes. It is possible. I would avoid putting hands in mouth in general and if necessary to do so, I would highly recommend appropriately washing hands prior. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How do you get a staph infection?

Staph & Skin: Most staphylococcal infections are opportunistic infections meaning they take the opportunity to cause a problem if they can. Most of these infections occur in the skin and are due to the fact that something in the skin, an opportunity, allowed the normally present bacteria to have a party...At your expense. Infections such as pimples, boils, and rashes are common and can recur is some people. ...Read more

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What could cause you get staph infection?

Some thoughts...: Some people have staph bacteria colonizing their skin or nose and have no obvious symptoms. During times of illness, stress, skin breakdown (cuts, scrapes) or immunosuppression, the bacteria can cause infection. You can also get it from coming into contact with it in the environment or with a person who has an active staph lesion. ...Read more

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Staphylococcal Infection (Definition)

Staphylococcal infection is a bacterial infection that can cause disease in many parts of the body. Staph infections ...Read more