health conditions


Question by  Adam (25)

Can you get a staph infection on your scalp?

I have something on my scalp and I am worried it is a staph infection.


Answer by  ferfer72 (2623)

Of course you can have one on your scalp. Staph bacteria can get in through any cut. Your hair doesn't protect you from bacteria. Make sure you're cleaning it at least twice daily, and go to the doctor. If it is a staph infection, they may have to shave your head there.


Answer by  Amy21 (460)

You can get a staph infection on your scalp. It can be caused from a low immune system from an illness or chemo treatment. This can be caused by having leasons on the scalp as well as oozing form the wound and would be very sore and red to the touch.


Answer by  Marybeth (841)

You can get a staph infection anywhere on your body that you have an open wound, but to just suppose you have a staph infection is a stretch.


Answer by  Latin4 (11170)

You can get a staph infection anywhere. Be sure you don't have lice. The first thing I would do it to see a dermatologist and have them look and test the area. Either case staph infections are serious and lice can be transmitted to others in your household, through head coverings, towels and combs and brushes.


Answer by  John (9008)

You can get a staph infection anywhere. If you got a cut or wound on your scalp that was exposed to staph (which occurs naturally everywhere), you might have it.

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