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diseases spread by spitting

A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
You should be fine!: Most infections are spread by hand to mouth contact or by aerosol when someone sneezes into the air. You have gone a step further by using sanitizer. ... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Venincasa
35 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Great question...: Hepatitis, aids, common cold, the flu, among other bacterial and viral infections.
Dr. Marguerite Myers
45 years experience Dentistry
STD's, TB, & More: Many diseases are spread orally through mouth contact and saliva. Common diseases include many sexually transmitted diseases such as gonorrhea, and ot ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
25 years experience Pediatrics
Hand washing: Hand foot and mouth is spread by coughing, sneezing and saliva. The best way to prevent spread to others is to wash hands frequently and avoid contact ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Periodontitis: Periodontal disease is usually not limited to one area of the mouth, although there are exceptions. The bacteria in your mouth cause the problem, and ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig MacArthur
34 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Typically no: The cdc web site indicates that the rash can occur on elbows, knees, and buttocks, as well as the usual palms of hands and soles of feet.
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Dr. Gregory Tichenor
32 years experience Emergency Medicine
Herpes or Behcet's: Genital ulcers can be caused by the herpes virus or one of several other sexually transmitted infections. In the us, herpes is the most common and ca ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
No real risk: Our skin is an extremely good barrier to infection. The risk in general is zero.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Quite : Possible. Seek evaluation please.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
17 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Hiv is spread by blood, semen, and vaginal secretions. Not saliva.
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