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Is my newborn at higher risk for staphylococcal infections?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
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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