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Can Staph Infections Be Transmitted By Kissing
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Unlikely: It depends on where the infection is. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Yes : if you kiss the Staph ? By the way you need not be worried as staph is every where ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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