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How do you get a staph infection?

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Dr. Joseph De santi
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Staph & Skin

Most staphylococcal infections are opportunistic infections meaning they take the opportunity to cause a problem if they can.
Most of these infections occur in the skin and are due to the fact that something in the skin, an opportunity, allowed the normally present bacteria to have a party...At your expense. Infections such as pimples, boils, and rashes are common and can recur is some people.

In brief: Staph & Skin

Most staphylococcal infections are opportunistic infections meaning they take the opportunity to cause a problem if they can.
Most of these infections occur in the skin and are due to the fact that something in the skin, an opportunity, allowed the normally present bacteria to have a party...At your expense. Infections such as pimples, boils, and rashes are common and can recur is some people.
Dr. Joseph De santi
Dr. Joseph De santi
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Staph infections.

Staphylococcus lives in our skin and nostrils.
Any minor wound in the skin may cause it.Some pts are immunocompromised and present frequent staph infections. Staph may travel through the blood or by continuity to other parts like bone, the heart valves.

In brief: Staph infections.

Staphylococcus lives in our skin and nostrils.
Any minor wound in the skin may cause it.Some pts are immunocompromised and present frequent staph infections. Staph may travel through the blood or by continuity to other parts like bone, the heart valves.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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