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can you get mrsa from kissing

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Antibiotics: MRSA is treated with Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or clindamycin. C-diff is treated with Flagyl or vancomycin. Both are spread by dir ... Read More

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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Feola
30 years experience Internal Medicine
R/O MRSA: MRSA IS A VERY AGGRESSIVE TYPE OF SKIN INFECTION. If he has it he is very sick right now and on very strong oral or IV ABS. IF THAT IS THE CASE, YOU N ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Skin infection: You should be okay as long as you are on antibiotics and you wash your hands with soap
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
WHERE: is his infection? If it's his nose/thoat.....the answer is NO! Wait until he is treated and has a negative culture! Hope this helps! Dr Z
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Staph from Kissing: Staphulococcus aureus is a germ, often called staph, and is normally found on the body in 20-30% of the healthy people. It is passed from person to pe ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
The really deep kind: Dry-kissing won't transmit it, but it's a fairly common infection in the throat and "kissing of more than filial intensity" can transmit it. If you ha ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Very doubtful: Chlamydia can be transmitted through oral, anal or vaginal sex.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robin Noble
25 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: No.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
No, not usually: Typhoid fever (Salmonella typhi) is from the stool (poop) of infected people and is not in the saliva. However, if an infected person accidentally tra ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Unlikely: Chlamydia can be transmitted through oral, anal or vaginal sex.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Kissing and STDS: Yes. Herpes. But that is it. You may be able to surprise your health teacher if you can learn and name how many stds there are and which ones are ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possibly not usually: You could get herpes from kissing or chalymydia or gonorrhea in the mouth or rarely HIV if yoiur partner was HIV + and you had a open cut or sore, so ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: It's very clear you cannot catch HIV this way. You can get infectious mono, CMV, herpes simplex, syphilis, and/or gonorrhea. For syphilis, there's g ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
No: You cannot.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
STDs: That depends upon what and where you are kissing and what "making out" means. Need more info to give you reassurance, but if just kissing on lips and ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Stap[h is a common skin bacteria and can mix with moth bacteria during oral sex, especially if there are any open sores or cuts.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
No...: ...Unless the underwear is saturated with bodily fluids, which would be really gross. There is no evidence that the herpes virus survives on clothing ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes simplex: Potentially yes, but if they were washed before the second person wore them, very unlikely.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
42 years experience Dermatology
Herpes: Herpes virus can attack tonsil area as a cluster of small blisters but not common. Tonsillitis is usually due to other viruses or bacteria.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes simplex: It is conceivable that this virus could be transmitted in this fashion but it almost always requires some direct contact. If you are the person coughi ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: However, someone who has one may have the other as well. Always love safely, and when it comes time for unprotected love in a monogamous relationship, ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Staphylococcus: You can become colonized with a staphylococcus from kissing, but unlikely to produce infection. All of us carry this organism in our GI tract and man ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some...: Ureaplasma is known as a bug causing NGU -non-gonorrheal urethritis but with relatively low virulence. For average healthy persons, kissing alone shou ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not from: kissing.

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