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How contagious is a staph infection? And if treated with medication will this take long to over come if the patient is diabetic?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
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In brief: Contagious

Staph infection can be contagious especially if you have troubles with immune system. Diabetes is a contributor to that.
Treatment may take longer than in someone without immune compromise.

In brief: Contagious

Staph infection can be contagious especially if you have troubles with immune system. Diabetes is a contributor to that.
Treatment may take longer than in someone without immune compromise.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: MRSA?

Staph can be transmitted from an infected person.
An especial subcategory is the MRSA group which will set off alarms in hospitals and clinics. If you have that organism you will need special antibiotics and special care. Your family doctor can address this for you.

In brief: MRSA?

Staph can be transmitted from an infected person.
An especial subcategory is the MRSA group which will set off alarms in hospitals and clinics. If you have that organism you will need special antibiotics and special care. Your family doctor can address this for you.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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