4th December 2019

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Is a person with a staph infection contagious?

Most staph bacteria are transmitted by person-to-person contact, but viable staph on surfaces of clothing, sinks, and other objects can contact skin and cause infections. As long as a person has an active infection, the organisms are contagious.

Likewise, people ask, how long does it take to get over a staph infection?

How Long Does a Staph Infection Last? How long it takes for a staph skin infection to heal depends on the type of infection and whether a person gets treatment for it. A boil, for example, may take 10 to 20 days to heal without treatment, but treatment may speed up the healing process.

Is staph infection curable?

The antibiotic-resistant infections are more common in North America, because of our overuse of antibiotics. One type of staph infection that involves skin is called cellulitis and affects the skin's deeper layers. It is treatable with antibiotics.
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