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Highly contagious bacterial infections

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Not the "infections": All bacteria are contagious, meaning that one person can smear some of his bacteria onto another's skin or other body part. The bacteria can then die,... Read More
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Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics 29 years experience
Technically correct: While dr. Kwok's answer is exactly right, the practical answer is yes. Bacterial infections can be passed from one person to another, and are therefo... Read More
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Not the "infections": All bacteria are contagious, meaning that one person can smear some of his bacteria onto another's skin or other body part. The bacteria can then die,... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Yes/yes: We often have bacteria in/on our bodies in harmony.The process is labeled colonization and can be useful. You clot your blood with the help of gut bac... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
That depends on: the specific infections vice lumping bacteria and viruses into two categories for compare.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
It really depends: on each specific infection and their modes of transmission.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alen Cohen
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 16 years experience
Not really: It's hard to pass a bacterial sinus infection as it is not airborne like a viral infection. However that being said, i would not share saliva or touc... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 58 years experience
Bacterial infection: It is not likely that bacterial infection affecting a tattoo is contagious in the sense that it will be passed on to persons in the vicinity. If it i... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Melanonychia Striata: Melanonychia striata is a brown-black lines in the nail the goes from the base to the tip of the nail. Get it checked just to make sure it isn't rel... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 44 years experience
The predominant bacteria of the vagina are lactobacilli. You have staph and strep as the bacteria colonized in your vagina and this colonization can b... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
Infectious Disease 25 years experience
Difficult to say: This question is so broad, it's hard to answer. There are various 'groups' of people one could look at - from babies, so kids, to adults, and even old... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics 29 years experience
Too many to name: There are many, many bacterial infections. Every part of your body is subject to bacterial infection, and the fact that you are not sick from infecti... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Mullane
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Wrong place ; time: Bacteria are everywher. They protect us from bad bugs by crowding them out or not allowing them to take hold; produce bacteriocidal compounds; help u... Read More
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