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A friend who had a staph infection a few months ago hugged me and kissed me on the ear, I was afraid that she could be a carrier and the saliva could get in my ear canal and throat, and cause a staph infection inside me. Is this possible?
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Hello,

I have to know some points regarding your query before answering the question.

Does she have staph infection?

Where did she have the infection?

Thank you.
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