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Staphylococcus Aureus

Staph is a part of the normal flora found on the skin and in the nasal passageways. Sometimes it can overgrow and cause a cellulitis, but it does not contribute to acne. The bug behind acne is P. acnes, which is also part of the normal skin flora but can overgrow and infect in the setting of clogged pores.

In short, you don't need to treat the staph unless you exhibit signs of infection/cellulitis.

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