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When you have a staph infection, can you get a massage?

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Dr. James Eitner
Family Medicine
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In brief: Generally No

Assuming that you are talking about a staph infection of the skin, most massage techniques should be avoided when a contagious skin infection (herpes, shingles, chicken pox, mrsa, etc.
) is present. Some rom stretching techniques can be used, as well as, a few lymphatic techniques. However, what most people consider a massage (rubbing of the skin and muscles) should definitely not be done.

In brief: Generally No

Assuming that you are talking about a staph infection of the skin, most massage techniques should be avoided when a contagious skin infection (herpes, shingles, chicken pox, mrsa, etc.
) is present. Some rom stretching techniques can be used, as well as, a few lymphatic techniques. However, what most people consider a massage (rubbing of the skin and muscles) should definitely not be done.
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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology

In brief: No

No.

In brief: No

No.
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