4 doctors weighed in:
Can staph infections get in your mouth?
4 doctors weighed in

Dr. Bonnie Bock
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes rarely or lips
Staph infection usually is on the skin, but can spread to all over the body.
Staph infections can cause infections of the lips, but rarely in the mouth. However, infections of the parotid salivary glands that occur in patients with underlying severe illnesses, are often caused by staph.

In brief: Yes rarely or lips
Staph infection usually is on the skin, but can spread to all over the body.
Staph infections can cause infections of the lips, but rarely in the mouth. However, infections of the parotid salivary glands that occur in patients with underlying severe illnesses, are often caused by staph.
Dr. Bonnie Bock
Dr. Bonnie Bock
Thank
Dr. David Schleimer
Dentistry - Orthodontics
In brief: Yes
Staph infection can invade the mouth.

In brief: Yes
Staph infection can invade the mouth.
Dr. David Schleimer
Dr. David Schleimer
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Marsha Davis
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
24 years in practice
67M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors