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Can you still give oral sex with strep throat

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Pharyngitis: The simple answer is 'no'-you can't get Strep throat just from that, but you could get it from maybe regular kissing beforehand or just being in very ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Wrong strep: Strep B is a normal germ in the human digestive tract and not known to cause throat infections. It does occasionally case urinary tract infections in ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Trick question: You can acquire any germ to which you have contact, especially in the fragile tissue of the throat. Since group G strep are considered part of the nor ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
29 years experience Pediatrics
Different strep: The classic strep throat is Group A. The group B strep is of concern in newborns of mothers with strep.
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A 28-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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
No non-STD risk: Other than STDs, no infections or any other medical conditions are likely to be transmitted by oral sex. Even STDs are pretty low risk, but not zero r ... Read More
A 44-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 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Bradin
27 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
No: Can get chlamydia or gonorhhea however.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
No: Generally, streptococci do not cause std. However, impetigo and other skin infections can be caused by streptococci. So if you have a sore, scab or ... Read More
A 25-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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