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Will a staph skin infection harm my unborn baby?
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Probably not.
Staphylococcus skin infections are typically localized to the skin and pose no risk to unborn babies -- but the infection needs to be treated before it can cause any harm to you.
See your obstetrician.

In brief: Probably not.
Staphylococcus skin infections are typically localized to the skin and pose no risk to unborn babies -- but the infection needs to be treated before it can cause any harm to you.
See your obstetrician.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Can't reach it
Only infections that enter your blood or travel up the birth canal can get to the baby.
Staph skin infections do not.Vaginal infections would generally never have a chance to get through to baby unless the bag of waters was leaking. Take care of yourself & you/baby will be fine.

In brief: Can't reach it
Only infections that enter your blood or travel up the birth canal can get to the baby.
Staph skin infections do not.Vaginal infections would generally never have a chance to get through to baby unless the bag of waters was leaking. Take care of yourself & you/baby will be fine.
Dr. James Ferguson
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