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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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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'm just wondering, if 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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How to get rid of staph infection?

Severity: It depends a subtle early staph can be treated conservatively warm soaks antibiotic ointments but if it get larger, hotter, painful than you will need antibiotics. At times staph can cause sepsis and get into the blood stream if not treated properly. If you have diabetes, cancer, on chemo, immunocomprimised then you must see a doctor and forgo the conservative plan. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of a staph infection?

How can you get rid of a staph infection?

Depends on where: Antibiotics are usually needed to get rid of staph infections, which are usually pus-forming. There are different kinds of staph bacteria, with some being more resistant to antibiotics (such as MRSA strains) than others, and with some being more dangerous than others. The location and the background health of the patient also determines the kind of antibiotic treatment, so a doctor is needed. ...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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Is there a way to get rid of staph infection?

Is there a way to get rid of staph infection?

Antibiotics: Appropriate oral or intravenous antibiotics can be used to treat staph infections. Consult with your physician for a plan of care. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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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


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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