Aa
A
A
A
Close
Dermatology Community
53.6k Members
Avatar universal

Staph Infection and Marriage

Eight days ago I woke up with an abscess on my leg in the groin area, opposite of my testicles. My wife and I promptly went to the doctor and it turned out to be a mrsa infection. The sore was drained of puss and I have been antibiotics taking them on time and will continue to take them on time until they are gone.

My question is: what should we do so that we can continue to have sex without transferring the bacteria to my wife? Obviously we should wait until the cuts are all healed and I complete the rounds of antibiotics. However, everything I have read about mrsa does not discuss how to disinfect healthy skin of staph, only to keep wounds covered. We are ok with abstaining while I am healing but we do not want this infection to compromise our marriage. What should we do?
2 Responses
Avatar universal
Though infection get transmitted if the resistance is good the chances of trasmission are unlikely.Howevever best to wait for the eradication of the organism.
563773 tn?1374250139
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
Hello,
To stop the spread of MRSA infection to your wife,pls abstainf from any skin to skin contact with her till the lesion fully heals.Also do not share any towels,bedsheets or clothes with her.

I hope that helps.Take care and pls do keep me posted on how you are doing or if you have any additional doubts.Kind regards.
Have an Answer?
Top Dermatology Answerers
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Learn to identify and prevent bites from summer’s most common pests.
Doctors argue for legislation to curb this dangerous teen trend in the latest Missouri Medicine report.
10 ways to keep your skin healthy all winter long
How to get rid of lumpy fat on your arms, hips, thighs and bottom
Diet “do’s” and “don’ts” for healthy, radiant skin.
Images of rashes caused by common skin conditions