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How long does a staph infection last?

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Dr. James Gagne
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In brief: Depends where it is

What staph infection? Staph can cause infections virtually anywhere in your body.
Some can kill you within 24 hours. If it's a staph skin infection, it can stay with you indefinitely until it's treated. If you keep getting staph infections after they've been treated, go away, then come back, you probably have staph germs lurking inside your nose. Have your nostrils cultured for staph.

In brief: Depends where it is

What staph infection? Staph can cause infections virtually anywhere in your body.
Some can kill you within 24 hours. If it's a staph skin infection, it can stay with you indefinitely until it's treated. If you keep getting staph infections after they've been treated, go away, then come back, you probably have staph germs lurking inside your nose. Have your nostrils cultured for staph.
Dr. James Gagne
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In brief: Quickly if treated

If it is a skin staph infection, with appropriate topical and /or systemic antibiotics the infection will typically clear within 7-14 days.

In brief: Quickly if treated

If it is a skin staph infection, with appropriate topical and /or systemic antibiotics the infection will typically clear within 7-14 days.
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