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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello, I have a staph infection on my leg and I just need to know if my boyfriend can get it if we make out? He did nt touch my leg and I wore pants but I just want to make sure so he can et checked if he needs to.
Doctor :   Simple superficial skin infections generally do not spread
User :   My doctor said it was highly contagious but I'm guessing that's only with contact?
Doctor :   yes
User :   Okay, thank you very much. One more thing, is having a cold a symptom of a staph infection? YOu know, your typical coughing?
Doctor :   You have to take antibiotics in that case
Doctor :   Staph can cause lung infection or throat infection
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