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Can i pick up a staph infection at home or work?

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Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management

In brief: More likely w/ MRSA

Staph is all over. There is usually an intrinsic or extrinsic inciting event.
If the innate immune system is healthy it usually wards staph off. But if there is a breach in the skin barrier, a staph infection may ensue, but walled off quickly by the immune system. If its a more virulent form of staff such as community acquired mrsa, the chance of an "staph infection" such as an abscess is higher.

In brief: More likely w/ MRSA

Staph is all over. There is usually an intrinsic or extrinsic inciting event.
If the innate immune system is healthy it usually wards staph off. But if there is a breach in the skin barrier, a staph infection may ensue, but walled off quickly by the immune system. If its a more virulent form of staff such as community acquired mrsa, the chance of an "staph infection" such as an abscess is higher.
Dr. Bahman Omrani
Dr. Bahman Omrani
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Dr. David Hardin
Wound care

In brief: Not easy

Unless you have an immune deficiency of some kind the chance of getting a staph infection is very low, staph grows normally on the skin but rarely invades the skin or other parts of the body.

In brief: Not easy

Unless you have an immune deficiency of some kind the chance of getting a staph infection is very low, staph grows normally on the skin but rarely invades the skin or other parts of the body.
Dr. David Hardin
Dr. David Hardin
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