A new study in Germany warns that women taking hormonal contraceptives are twice as likely to develop staph infections as they normally do.
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Women taking oral contraceptives are at risk for staph
bacterium is 2 times higher than normal (Photo: Foxnews)
Through a health examination, scanning the nasal mucosa for 1,180 young men and women, doctors at the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Tübingen, Germany discovered that about 22% of Staphylococcus aureus (golden staph) bacteria in the nose .
In particular, women who use hormonal contraceptives are persistent and 1.9 times higher than those who do not use hormonal contraceptives.
Due to long infections, the risk of bacterial infections in the skin and nasal cavities of these women is also higher. More seriously, if the bacteria through the skin scratches into the blood can be fatal.
Previously, studies have shown that women with high estrogen levels are more likely to get staph than women with low estrogen levels. This proves that high levels of hormones affect the immune system and make women more susceptible to staph.
In addition, a study in 2011 found that women in Africa taking hormonal methods are at higher risk of HIV infection.