I recently bought an essential oil scar massager, is it possible that I just exposed myself to someone’s MRSA or worse?

Hello, quick question on health/safety. I recently bought an essential oil scar massager and used it on a newer keloid scar, but I realized only after using it that the massager did not have a safety seal. I contacted the seller, who told me that it should’ve had a safety seal, and that no seal means it was likely used before me. I’m now worried about germs and illness. Is it possible that I just exposed myself to someone’s MRSA or worse?

Attached is a photo of the essential oil / metal-based scar massager, for reference.

Age: 26
Female
Medications: Supplements
General Information: I have had MRSA in the past and am very prone to infection.

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Hello. MRSA can live on for several weeks on a surface like this oil massage unit. So if it was used by an infected person within the last days or a week or two, yes, bacteria can be found on it. Of course that doesn’t mean it would be transmitted to you through an older developed keloid scar, which is sufficiently resistant and would not allow transmission. So I believe the chances of having a problem with this is remote unless you have an existent and recognized auto immune disorder or your scar is recent and still in development. Regardless,… Read more »