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Can my boyfriend catch my strep throat on his penis from oral sex

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
See below: Unless he has a cut on his penis, he is safe. Hopefully, if you have a strep throat, you are on an antibiotic for it.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
STD? No strep risk: Strep infections rarely involve the penis and I've never heard of strep being transmitted by oral sex. If you have STD symptoms like penile discharge, ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Ament
57 years experience Psychiatry
CONSIDERATE: Very considerate of you to be concerned. There are many factors to weigh, but since you can transfer strep to mucosal tissue, why couldn't you transfe ... Read More
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Dr. Daniel Kessler
14 years experience Family Medicine
Yes.: Strep is a contagious bacterial infection that can be spread via bodily fluids through any susceptible skin barrier, usually the mucous membranes, suc ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: The strep that cause strep throat are unlikely to affect him there. I hope you've been treated for it; you probably become less infectious for other s ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Deep throating: As a "Watergate source", I can say that your partner may get a skin infection on the penis if the skin is broken, or mild urethritis (irritation insi ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: Most consider 24 hours on meds enough to consider you not contagious. However, this is generally what we use in discussing public settings.For deep ki ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sure can!: Bacteria are great space invaders if given the opportunity from mouth to mouth. Mouth to genitals will not give your vagina "strep" throat as it is a ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
53 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Vaginal oral sex: Any bacteria and some viral agents may be transferred via oral sex, as the mucous membrane of the mouth is susceptible to these agents. HIV has also ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Impetigo: Yes, you could theoretically develop either impetiginous eruptions or cellulitis, although have never seen this happen.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
No: No, but it can cause gonorrhea or chlamydia, which can feel like a strep throat.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Bradin
27 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
No: Can get chlamydia or gonorhhea however.

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