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Is it possible to get a staph infection from a splinter?

Is it possible to get a staph infection from a splinter?

Yes: While this would be uncommon, it is possible, especially if the wound has gotten dirty or exposed to the staph bacterium. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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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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Is it possible to get a staph infection internally?

Is it possible to get a staph infection internally?

Yes: Such an infection would be called either bacteremia (bacteria in the blood) or sepsis (bacteria + other signs and symptoms). Either would be very serious, and generally requires hospitalization. If you are concerned about either of these, please see your provider. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a staph infection from a cat scratch?

Is it possible to get a staph infection from a cat scratch?

Yes: Disruption of the skin surface by a scratch, cut, abrasion, etc. Opens the underlying tissue to invasion by bacteria. Staph is just one of the possible germs that can cause an infection. Simple cleaning with soap & water and disinfecting the area should prevent a problem. ...Read more

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How do you get a staph infection?

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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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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Please give advice on how to get a staph infection cured quickly?

See a doctor: See a doctor for evaluation and prescription for antibiotics. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens to you when you get a staph infection?

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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If you test negative for staph what does that mean? Does that mean you are not colonized and will never get a staph infection?

If you test negative for staph what does that mean? Does that mean you are not colonized and will never get a staph infection?

Depends on test: Testing for staph aureus can be done to diagnose active infection, and can also be used as screening method to see if a person is colonized. A negative nasal screen means no staph was detected in the nose. But people can still be colonized with staph at other body sites. Good hand hygiene is important. For recurrent staph infections, a decolonization regimen can be considered. ...Read more

Dr. Neal Kraus
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Staph Infection (Definition)

An infection caused by any one of the staphylococcus species of bacteria. These bacteria are part of the bioburden of the human body, so that the mere presence of these on the skin does not ...Read more


Dr. Neal Kraus
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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