• Denise Denise
    July 29, 2012
    Can a staph infection be transmitted through sex?
    Denise Denise
    July 29, 2012

    I have a staph infection and am currently taking bactrim for it. Is it safe to have sex after being on the antibiotics for a week? The wound is under my arm and has opened to drain. I have been taking the antibiotic for a couple of days now. If the wound is not draining anymore in the next few days and I continue taking the antibiotics, will it be safe to have sex?



  • James Leary
    August 15, 2014
    James Leary
    August 15, 2014



    I know it has been a while since you posted, but I was wondering how you are doing.  Did you ever get the opportunity to ask a doctor about this?  I am not a doctor and can't diagnose you, but I think as long as you limit contact with the infected area, your partner should be fine.  The other poster is right, too; make sure you use protection if you are on birth control, as antibiotics can affect them.


    Please consider returning to the community to let us know how things are going.  I'm sure your experience could be a great help to others!


    Best of luck,



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  • scorp August 09, 2012
    August 09, 2012

    Denise, make sure your wound is covered with an antibacterial cream and gauze taped over it when with your partner. (Second), if you are on B/C of any kind do not have unprotected sex, make sure he uses a condom. Most antibiotics render B/C of no use. So in other words if you have sex even though you are on B/C you may easily get pregnant while taking an antibiotic....

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