can staph infections be transmitted by kissing

Can staph infections be transmitted by kissing?

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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.
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How can staph infections be treated?

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Dr. Mike J. Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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Oral antibiotics


See your MD for an appropriate antibiotic and/or culture. Topical treatments won't do much for a true cellulitis (which is bacterial infection under the skin). IV treatments are overkill for uncomplicated infections in healthy individuals.
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Can tea tree oil cure staph infections?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease
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Not likely.


If you have a Staph infection, get treated medically. This is not an organism to fool around with. OTC treatments are generally effective for very little of anything.
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Do's And Don'ts

Be careful of "hot room" yoga. High heat, sweat, bacteria and mats can breed staph infection.

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Can staph infections get in your mouth?

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Dr. Bonnie Bock
Infectious Disease
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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.
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Can staph infections trigger shingles or vice versa?

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Dr. Dave Burns
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Chicken or the egg


Shingles is a viral condition that travels down a nerve and causes severe pain along the nerve root path. Staph is a bacterial infection that grows anywhere. The immune system becomes weakened as it fights both infections allowing other secondary infections and concerns. Treat both asap to prevent further complications.
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Skin, hair and nails

Interesting Fact

MRSA is a form of staph bacteria that is resistant to treatment with penicillin related antibiotics.

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Can maternal staph skin infections harm an unborn child?

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Most Staph...


...infections are localized, and as such pose no threat to an unborn baby. However, the drugs used to treat bacterial infections can, under certain circumstances, be harmful; so make sure that any doctor or other caregiver who treats you is aware that you are pregnant. Never assume they know; tell them, and tell them again.
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How can i explain to my son about preventing staph infections?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine

Depends on…


…how old your son is. Gear the explanation to his level of understanding. If he's young, explain the importance of proper handwashing, cleaning wounds, having wounds looked at. Tell him about germs that can make him sick if he is careless about injuries. Stress importance of handwashing after coughs/sneezes/blowing nose. Older? Look up staph on Google with him to get the facts.
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How long can you be a staph carrier for in-between infections?

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Dr. Bonnie Bock
Infectious Disease
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Weeks to months


staph may be carried on the skin for weeks to months
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What can I do about multiple infections of psuedomonas and staph for last five months on a leg ulcer?

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Dr. Larry I. Lutwick
Infectious Disease
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Wound care is vital


Any ulcer on the skin will be culture positive for bacteria including the two you mentioned. Active infection is not defined on a positive culture alone but what the wound looks like, smells like and is discharging. The cause of the wound needs attention.
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Vitamin B3 is supposed to help with staph infections. Can it help people who get boils often? Which is better for that if they were diabetic?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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Not sure about that


Not sure about Vitamin B3 (niacin) helping clear boils and staph infections. That might only be the case if a person is niacin DEFICIENT. Niacin deficiency can cause dermatitis and other skin rashes. Haven't heard people with normal (not deficient) niacin needing any extra niacin to heal from boils or staph infections.
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