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Dr. Neal Kraus
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Can staph infection be transmitted by touching an infected wound then touching another persons mouth? 

Dr. Neal Kraus
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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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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. David Astrachan
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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How to treat staph infection around my mouth?

Dr. David Astrachan
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
32 years in practice
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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 or Bacitracin ointment can be helpful. ...Read more

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Dr. Susan Arnoult
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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I think i have a staph. Infection. Pimple swollen with pus very sore? Hard to open mouth.

Dr. Susan Arnoult
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I think i have a staph. Infection. Pimple swollen with pus very sore? Hard to open mouth.

Need meds: You need to see a doctor and get on antobiotics if it is staph. ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson
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My boyfriend had a staph infection on his knee. He took antibiotics and applied creme on it and now it's gone. Now my 2month old baby has thrush in her mouth and I was wondering if she got it because of his staph infection? Even of he washed and disinfect

Dr. James Ferguson
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Unrelated germs: Thrush is a common yeast that exists all around us & is always in our poo. A baby can often get thrush when contaminated fingers bring it to the mouth & the sugar in their frequent feeds provides it with ample fuel to reproduce & settle in the tissue. The spores of this germ bare no relationship to your boyfriends past germ or treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Mike Bowman
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What are the symptoms of staph infection?

Dr. Mike Bowman
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What are the symptoms of staph infection?

Pain/redness: The signs of any bacterial infection are: redness, swelling, pain, heat. In medical school most of us learned the latin: rubor, tumor, dolor and calor (yes, doctors are nerds for the most part). :) these symptoms worsen along with the severity of infection (i.e. Dark fiery red is worse than light pink). If the infection gets more serious, you can have fevers as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Ein
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Wondering about signs and symptoms of staph infection?

Dr. Michael Ein
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Wondering about signs and symptoms of staph infection?

Boil,red skin: Most staphylococcus aureus infections are in the skin and subcutaneous tissue. The skin is red, hot, swollen and tender. There could be drainage of pus if the infected area drains. If it's more severe there could be red streaks running up the arm or leg, fever and chills. ...Read more

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Dr. Tony Ho
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What are the symptoms of a mild staph infection?

Dr. Tony Ho
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What are the symptoms of a mild staph infection?

Redness: Mild staph infections would be skin/soft tissue ones, which may manifest as just redness and swelling at a site. Treatment would be to drain abscesses if present, and if it is just cellulitis, a short course of antibiotics. ...Read more

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Dr. Kathleen Mullane
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What are symptoms of a staph infection?

Dr. Kathleen Mullane
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What are symptoms of a staph infection?

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

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Dr. Greg Sexton
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What are the symptoms of having a staph infection?

Dr. Greg Sexton
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
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Pain/redness: Usually staph infections form abscesses, which grow in size, are painful and have redness around them. If you think you have a staph infection you should seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
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Please tell me the symptoms of MRSA vs. A staph infection?

Dr. Shabbir Hossain
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Please tell me the symptoms of MRSA vs. A staph infection?

Mrsa, a type of stap: Mrsa is a type of staph that is drug resistant. Staph/mrsa can cause a variety of things. Commonly, skin infections/boils. They can get into the blood stream and cause infections. Once it gets into the blood stream, it can go anywhere and cause an infection at that site. ...Read more

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