Can staph infection reside in your sinuses?

Yes. Some people carry staph in their nasal passages. This is usually easily treated if present. If you are having recurrent staph skin infections, ask your doctor about treating your nose too. Staph can also cause sinus infections, but this is usually only true in people with chronic sinus disease, not your average sinus infection.

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Am I more susceptible to cold sores after having a staph infection?

In a sense. Anything that weakens your bodies defenses can lead to cold sores;ie. Temperature, surgery, general stress. The body fighting the other sickness can not fight and prevent a cold sore from occurring as well. Staph is bacterial and cold sore is caused by virus. Read more...
Yes. Once you are infected, the virus which causes cold sores (herpes simplex1) is always in your system. Eruption episodes occur when your system is weak and run down (like when you have a cold). If your are sick, stressed or fatigued you are more susceptible to outbreaks. Read more...