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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

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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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 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 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 was diagnosed with staph infection on bottom left lip Ive been using the ointment for three days but it looks the worst then what it did before meds?

I was diagnosed with staph infection on bottom left lip Ive been using the ointment for three days but it looks the worst then what it did before meds?

Ointments not right: Ointments for a staph infection? Did a physician recommend such a treatment. Regardless it is not working. You are experiencing treatment failure. Staph can turn dangerous very quickly. Ointments will not treat staph infection. Please get to a competent physician urgently. ...Read more

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If someone has a staph infection on their tonsils, can you become infected by kissing them?

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 more

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I have a reoccurring staph infection, mrsa. It keeps comming back every month and jumping locations, from rear to breast to back of head.

I have a reoccurring staph infection, mrsa. It keeps comming back every month and jumping locations, from rear to breast to back of head.

Infectious diseaseMD: Is it cultured MRSA or regular staph. You should speak to an infectious disease md for treatment. Do you scratch yourself? Itch? Possibly at night? You may have MRSA under the nails and seeding the skin.
Normlly you treat MRSA and it resolves you have to culture it find out what it is sensitive to and use those antibiotics. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds, and zyvox is made specifically for mrsa
culture your nose too. ...Read more

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I'm just wonderingif you get staph infections what will happen?

Infection: The area infected will become reddened, swollen, hot and painful. If you treat early with antibiotics the infected area will remain localized. If the infection is not treated early, the area will become larger. You will see red streaks radiating from the original site. Lymph nodes draining the infected area will become enlarged and you may develop a fever. ...Read more

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How to get staph infection and what is it?

How to get staph infection and what is it?

Staphylococcus : Staph is an organism found everwhere in nature (surfaces/doornobs) but mostly on skin. Can spread via hands. We're covered w/staph & our 'normal staph flora' protect us from unfriendly virulent strains. Staph can cause infections in skin, sinuses, lungs, gut & if in the blood can cause infection in all organs. Worrisome is antibiotic resistant staph (mrsa, mrse, gisa). Handwashing decr's spread. ...Read more

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Can you get a staph infection on your penis?

Can you get a staph infection on your penis?

Yes: You can get a staph infection on any part of your skin, including the penis. ...Read more

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How do you get MRSA staph infection in nursing home?

MRSA: Mrsa is a form of staphylococcus bacteria that is resistant to a specific group of antibiotics. It is prevalent in all settings, not only the nursing home. Many people are colonized with the bacteria; this does not mean they are infected. Make sure that you do your best to wash your hands as frequently as possible. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get staph infection treatment over the counter?

No, with exceptions: Typically, it is necessary to be treated with antibiotics if a staph infection occurs. However, exceptions include 1) a small abscess that can be easily and completely drained, and 2) an infection that is completely removed from the body such ad an amputation of an infected toe, with only healthy tissue remaining. ...Read more

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What could get a staph infection out of the bone without amputation?

What could get a staph infection out of the bone without amputation?

Depends...: The treatment for osteomyelitis... Bone infection-- depends on where it is, how long it has been there, etc. It is curable in many circumstances.... Just be sure to deal with a surgeon who is comfortable with this... There are not many. ...Read more

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How soon after a boil happens will you get a staph infection or mrsa?

How soon after a boil happens will you get a staph infection or mrsa?

Already infected.: A boil IS an infection. You may already have staph (whether it is MRSA or regular staph) which could have caused it. There are other causes. Staph is present on everyone's skin. You can get MRSA from others if you don't have it now. You could have a non-MRSA staph causing your boil, and if it is open or draining can catch MRSA if you do not keep it covered and clean & safe from more germs. ...Read more

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Can I get a staph infection or MRSA from my cat? Do all humans carry staph on skin?

MRSA: Many, but not all humans carry staph aureus in their nasopharynx and on their skin. All have the organism in their GI tract. You can become contaminated and colonized from the cat, but whether you become infected will depend upon multiple different factors. ...Read more

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If someone breaks a bone, can they get a staph infection or some other type of infection? Can this be fatal?

If someone breaks a bone, can they get a staph infection or some other type of infection? Can this be fatal?

Yes and yes: Depending on your comorbidities (other diseases) that may cause immunocompromised states, you COULD get a bone infection after a break which COULD result in bacteremia (blood infection) which COULD result in death. This is rather uncommon but does happen in extreme cases, usually bone infections need surgical treatment and long term antibiotics. www.bmednyc.om ...Read more

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Can you get a staph infection from someone who is a healthy person that doesn't have an infection but carries the staph bacteria. (not mrsa).

Can you get a staph infection from someone who is a healthy person that doesn't have an infection but carries the staph bacteria. (not mrsa).

Possibly: Staph lives on our skin and we have differing immune capabilities. If you are compromised you may have the chance of infection through a cut or sore. ...Read more

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Going on a trip where I will get dirty and have no showers for a week. How do i to prevent staph infection from reoccurring which I had before?

Dirty: I would advise you not to go on a trip where you think you will get staph infection.
I know that you would miss this but your health and well-being is much more important.
Think of somewhere else to go and enjoy the activity. ...Read more

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Is it possible after staph arues infection get treated but slight pus keep coming back inside tonsil with hard appearence when come out?replyin detail

Tonsil stones: These are calcified material that form in the crevices of the tonsils. They can cause recurrent tonsillitis, sore throat, halitosis or cause no symptoms at all. ...Read more

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How do you get s staph infection on your upper breast area?

Scratch: You can get a staph infection from any break in the skin. It could be a scratch from a garment or even from scratching an itch. Whatever the cause, it's something to take seriously as you don't want to get cellulitis in this area. Treatment often starts with topical antibiotics and then moves to oral antibiotics if the topicals aren't initially successful. ...Read more

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How do you get staph infection?

Another person: From another person however there is a strain on everybody's skin. ...Read more

Dr. Neal Kraus
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Staphylococcal Infection (Definition)

This is an infection caused by Staphylococcus aureus - and it often is quite dangerous because the organism, the 'germ' has alot of virulence to it... it's very nasty in other words. You can see an ID doc to find out more about Staph infections, since they are experts in diagnosing and treating ...Read more


Dr. Harinder Gill
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Infection (Definition)

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