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staph infection... contagious?????
my boy friend has a staph infection on top of jock itch. he was just diagnosed today when I've been pressuring him for almost 2 weeks to get it checked out. we have sex last week while it still wasn't very bad, but it was suddenly very worse the next day. Is there any chance i could pick up the staph infection from him?
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1809109 tn?1331807377
Yes. Staph infections are from a type of bacteria- staphylococcal. It can cause TONS of different problems and is easily spread to others. For example- have you ever heard of MRSA outbreaks? That is a kind of staph that is drug resistant and it can spread very easily. Toxic Shock Syndrome, when a tampon leads to a build up of bacteria that gets into the blood stream and shuts down the body, is another kind of staph infection. This doesn't mean you definitely have it, but it's possible. That being said, some people naturally have staph on their skin without ever getting sick from it. So no reason to freak out just yet.

If you notice any changes in discharge (texture, color, or amount), feelings of burning, itching or swelling, or you get a constant high fever you need to see a dr asap because those could be signs that you contracted this bacteria and it has grown crazy. Make sure you tell the dr that your bf was diagnosed with staph.

Also jock itch is a nasty fungus, your poor guy! But it can be spread to you too. So really right now it's best to avoid sexual contact with him until this is all clear. Watch out for itching or a rash on your skin -typically thigh area.

Make sure you wash with an antibacterial soap and wear good cotton panties to help prevent infection.
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1548028 tn?1324616046
It is contagious.  Ask the dr. what precautions if any are needed.
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Yes you can staph infections are also known as MRSA and they are antibiotic resistant. if you develop one little sign you should go to a doctor.
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