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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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I have a bad infection in my teeth for a long time i've had to have a double by pass i'm 47 i get a cut it turns to staph no they are telling me the i?

I have a bad infection in my teeth for a long time i've had to have a double by pass i'm 47 i get a cut it turns to staph no they are telling me the i?

Deal with infections: Long term dental or gum infections can cause heart disease because it allows a direct pathway for oral bacteria to get into your bloodstream. You must deal with the infections with proper treatment such as root canals, extractions, or deep cleanings(for the gums). If not you will be heading for more heart issues in the future. Don't ever leave dental infections untreated. ...Read more

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Can u get staph infection inside upper lip? From trying to pop under skin pimple?

Can u get staph infection inside upper lip? From trying to pop under skin pimple?

Yes!: Yes you can. If it doesn't get better in a day or two with hot packs, you'd better go see a doctor. Also, it it get's worse quickly, so see a doctor right away. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a MRSA staph infection in your inner vagina lip from a cut u got shaving? Especially since have had reaccurring MRSA for 6 years

Is it possible to get a MRSA staph infection in your inner vagina lip from a cut u got shaving? Especially since have had reaccurring MRSA for 6 years

Yes: You can get MRSA anywhere the skin gets broken, and many people have been colonized with MRSA so they get recurrent infections. If you have had that, then be sure to see you doctor, and you may need an infectious disease doctor, to treat you with the proper antibiotics. Your doctor might also culture your nasal passages maybe treat for carriage of MRSA in the nose. Go to your doctor! ...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

Dr. Neal Kraus
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