Is eczema staph infection contagious?

Eczema or Staph Infn. Eczema is not contageous, it is an infammatory disorder of the skin. Eczema can become secondarily infected with staphylococcus as it is a skin organism and the eczema represents breaks in our normal protection system of the skin. Staph is very contageous. It can be spread person-person, in foods and grom fomite (inanimage object) to human. Good handwashing prevents spread.

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Son has dark greenish substance under fingernail, its swollen and hurts him when I try to clean it out. He has eczema so could it be staph infection?

Possible. Would urge that you bring him to the pediatrician. Do note however that even though people with eczema are often colonized with staph, infection under the nail is unusual. Read more...

I have staph infection in both toes is this contagious.

To a point. Meaning that many people tolerate staph on the skin without consequence. Read more...
Skin infection. We all have staph normally on our skin. There is a certain type of staph called MRSA though which is resistant to many antibiotics and can be easily spread with contact. It often causes clusters of people to get skin or other infections in certain settings like gyms or nursing homes. Read more...

Staph infection scab. Is it contagious?

Staph aureus. Yes, bacteria in the eschar (scab) from infection with staphylococcus aureus can be potentially transmitted to others, but that depends upon what you are doing with it. Read more...
No. The Staph infection itself can be contagious however once it has scabbed over and there is no discharge from the wound, there is very low risk of infection. Read more...

Can you tell me, are big boil type looking sores a form of staph infection and are they contagious?

Yes and no. They are full of staph aureus bacteria, we are exposed to this all day long. That said if you burst this and someone gets it on their hands and into a cut they will have the potential to become infected. Best to keep it bandages and stay away from susceptible people like the old and very young. Read more...

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

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. Read more...
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. Read more...