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Soap Compound Could Make It Easier For Staph Bacteria To Colonize In Your Nose

A common ingredient in antibacterial soap can be found in some people's noses, and the presence of this ingredient could be promoting the colonization of Staph bacteria, according to a small new study in the journal mBio.

Researchers from the University of Michigan found triclosan in the nasal secretions of 41 percent of the 90 people examined in their study. They also found an association between presence of triclosan in the nasal secretions, and colonization of the nasal secretions with Staphylococcus aureus.
 
 

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