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I have a terrible staph infection after giving birth just over a month ago, could it have anything to do with giving birth?
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Dr. David Finke
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Depends...
Pregnancy and delivery by itself does not make one at risk of developing a staph infection.
Staphylococcus is a very prevalent bacteria that is found on our skin, on door knobs, at the gym, and in hospitals--just to name a few! the best way to prevent a staph infection around the time of pregnancy is good hand and personal hygiene. Make sure doctors and nurses wash well before caring for you.

In brief: Depends...
Pregnancy and delivery by itself does not make one at risk of developing a staph infection.
Staphylococcus is a very prevalent bacteria that is found on our skin, on door knobs, at the gym, and in hospitals--just to name a few! the best way to prevent a staph infection around the time of pregnancy is good hand and personal hygiene. Make sure doctors and nurses wash well before caring for you.
Dr. David Finke
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
In brief: Sure.
What do you mean, specifically, by a "terrible staph infection"? And how do you know it is staph, specifically? Was a culture taken? If so, why was treatment not prescribed? Any infection should be addressed immediately by your doctor; call him or her right away.

In brief: Sure.
What do you mean, specifically, by a "terrible staph infection"? And how do you know it is staph, specifically? Was a culture taken? If so, why was treatment not prescribed? Any infection should be addressed immediately by your doctor; call him or her right away.
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