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Is my newborn at higher risk for staphylococcal infections?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Depends

If you have a normal newborn, i don't consider it more at risk of staph than other kids or adults.
If it has a rare immune defect (there are a few) it is possible. In fact most newborns acquire a friendly staph on their skin by the time they are a day old and regular hygenic practices like bathing and monitoring the cord stump seem to avoid any problems.A nasty staph could cause pbm at any age.

In brief: Depends

If you have a normal newborn, i don't consider it more at risk of staph than other kids or adults.
If it has a rare immune defect (there are a few) it is possible. In fact most newborns acquire a friendly staph on their skin by the time they are a day old and regular hygenic practices like bathing and monitoring the cord stump seem to avoid any problems.A nasty staph could cause pbm at any age.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology

In brief: Sort of

Newborns are more susceptible to all infections due to there immature immune systems.

In brief: Sort of

Newborns are more susceptible to all infections due to there immature immune systems.
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dr. Michael Tomeo
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