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Staph Infection Causes

Unwashed Items

Family members, intimate friends, and couples often share personal items such as towels or sheets. Nevertheless, this can increase the risk of spreading staph bacteria. Keep in mind that the infection would easily cling to these objects and spread to other people. When you wipe the skin with the towel of an infected person, you are transmitting the bacteria to your body, allowing them to enter your cracked or dry skin and to cause problems. Thus, avoid sharing some personal items, such as bedding, clothes, towels, sheets, or razor with other people. Also, wash bedding and clothing in hot water on a regular basis to get rid of staph infection. [2]