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could a respiratory infection be spread through oral sex

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
35 years experience Pediatrics
Kind of...: Chlamydia, for example, can be an std or a respiratory infection - but more commonly spread by cough.
Dr. John Berryman
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Oral sex: viruses: Even with no contact with (oral) saliva, droplets can be spread an inhaled with close contact with an individual who has a respiratory illness.

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Oral sex to blame?: I would doubt it. That is the simple answer, but i suspect there is more to this question. Was kissing involved? Was there any trauma to your airwa ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Syphilis: Yes it can occur without a visible chancre. Upper respiratory infection 3 mos later would be very rare, but syphilis is known as the great masquerader ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Mucosa: Hello. The reason your sinuses, ears and respiratory airways get infected at the same time is because the lining or mucosa is continuous. They are co ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unrelated: Antibiotics may cause diarrhea because they kill both the good and bad bacteria in your guts. However oral steroid shouldn't have this effect. See ... Read More
A 4-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Evaluation: It could be part of viral infection but he should be evaluated by his doctor to find the cause so be treated.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to prevent it: If one truly has gotten a cold virus, it will have to run its course. Some people take extra vitamin c (may upset the stomach) and some take extra zin ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Respiratory infectio: It may have resulted in a bacterial bronchitis that needs to be treated with antibiotics. The flu always comes with fever. See your doctor for a prope ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jacques Kpodonu
27 years experience Cardiology
Pollutants: Possibly from pollutants in the air.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
See a doctor: For both of these you need a full detailed evaluation with history, physical exam and possibly labs, imaging studies and procedures. Do not ignore thi ... Read More

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