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How long can you be a staph carrier for in-between infections?

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Dr. Bonnie Bock
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Weeks to months

Staph may be carried on the skin for weeks to months.

In brief: Weeks to months

Staph may be carried on the skin for weeks to months.
Dr. Bonnie Bock
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Dr. Bonnie Bock
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Weeks to months

Staph can be carried on most parts of the body, especially the nostrils, armpits, nails including artificial and acrylic nails, hands, and private parts.
Although soap and water are important, sometimes antimicrobial soap or prescription medications may be used to eliminate staph from the body.

In brief: Weeks to months

Staph can be carried on most parts of the body, especially the nostrils, armpits, nails including artificial and acrylic nails, hands, and private parts.
Although soap and water are important, sometimes antimicrobial soap or prescription medications may be used to eliminate staph from the body.
Dr. Bonnie Bock
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