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Staphylococcal Infection (Definition)

Staphylococcal infection is also known as Staph Infection. Staphylococcal infection is a bacterial infection that can cause disease in many parts of the body. Staph infections ...Read more


Dr. Joseph De Santi
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How do you get a staph infection?

Dr. Joseph De Santi
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How do you get a staph infection?

Staph & Skin: Most staphylococcal infections are opportunistic infections meaning they take the opportunity to cause a problem if they can. Most of these infections occur in the skin and are due to the fact that something in the skin, an opportunity, allowed the normally present bacteria to have a party...At your expense. Infections such as pimples, boils, and rashes are common and can recur is some people. ...Read more

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Dr. David Hardin
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Can you get a staph infection from having a massage?

Dr. David Hardin
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Can you get a staph infection from having a massage?

Unlikely: This is unlikely to occur, since staph is normal flora of the skin even if you did it would be difficult to determine whether the infection was from your own skin or outside contact. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Dorsey
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Could you tell me what happens to you when you get a staph infection?

Dr. Robert Dorsey
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Depends: It all depends on the severity of the infection, the type of staph infection and the location of the infection. Most people do fine if treated appropriately. However, people can and have died from staph infections. ...Read more

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Can you get a staph infection from kissing?

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Can you get a staph infection from kissing?

Yes: You have risks from many things. So you need to identify the high risk activities. But kissing the right person at the right time has its rewards. ...Read more

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
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How do you get a staph infection in your kidney?

Dr. Larry Lutwick
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
44 years in practice
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Two ways: It can ascend up the ureter but often gets there through the bloodstream. ...Read more

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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Can you get a staph infection from a popped pimple?

Dr. Tanya Russo
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Can you get a staph infection from a popped pimple?

Staph: Staph and other bacteria frequently take advantage of a disruption in skin integrity (a scratch , sore or puncture) and cause infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Joel Gallant
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Can you get a staph infection on your penis?

Dr. Joel Gallant
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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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Dr. Susan Rhoads
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How soon after a boil happens will you get a staph infection or mrsa?

Dr. Susan Rhoads
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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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 you get a staph infection from a venous ulcer?

Dr. John Landi
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Can you get a staph infection from a venous ulcer?

Yes you can.: Venous ulcers are due to a breakdown of the skin usually overlying the medial or lateral ankle due to venous hypertension due to , usually, venous valvular reflux in the saphenous system of veins. These are very prone to bacterial infection and staph can be a component of the infecting organisms. Often times, multiple bacterial will be cultured from these ulcers. ...Read more

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