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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Yes: It is best not to kiss on the mouth unless you have already had infectious mono or know yourself to have had epstein-barr infectious mono yourself.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Your body has quite a tolerance when it comes to illness & it would let you know if it didn't like sleeping on your belly by not allowing it. I'd avoi ... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience in General Surgery
I do not know: Infectious mono is a serious viral mediated illness which is well known. Other viral, illnesses, and bacterial illnesses can cause similar symptoms o ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience in Infectious Disease
Usually not: Most people with mono are much better after 1-2 weeks but may have times of fatigue on and off.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
2 viruses: A person can catch 2 viral illnesses at the same time. Having cold symptoms (upper respiratory infection) and having stomach flu symptoms (gastroenter ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
EBV: Because it's caused by a virus: epstein-barr virus (ebv).
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
No, it is a yeast: Cryptococcal meningitis is caused by a yeast named cryptococcus neoformans. It is treated with a combination of oral or intravenous meds along with so ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience in Pathology
Yes.: Tuberculosis is caused by an infection with a bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. This bacteria can infect the lungs and other body sites. T ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. David Schleimer
37 years experience in Orthodontics
No: Fevers are not contagious, however the infection causing it may very well be. Until the source is known, you cannot be advised over the net as to whet ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Mononucleosis: Mononucleosis is caused by epsteinbarr virus (eb virus), it causes mononucleosis.If you get infected it can cause a mild disease and not so mild in ot ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
CMV is very common: Yes. CMV infection is a very common childhood illness in most cases. There is currently a lot of research going on about chronic active infection wit ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Unlikely: Allergic reactions are generally to larger proteins (pollen, foods, venom) rather than very tiny DNA or RNA such as viruses. In people with eczema, h ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
38 years experience in General Surgery
Yes: In general it is.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
23 years experience in Pediatrics
No: Hsp is caused by the affected person's own immune system. It can happen after the person had an infection, but HSP is not contagious.
A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Sibert
38 years experience in Anesthesiology
Yes!: Always use good hand hygiene when visiting anyone who is sick. You didn't mention what type of hepatitis your friend has--some types like hepatitis b ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Virus: The common cold is transmitted while you are symptomatic, by transfer of the organism nose to hand to hand to nose. Occasionally respiratory transmis ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience in Pediatrics
Sometimes: Conjunctivitis can be bacterial, in which case it's contagious and needs to be treated with antibiotics. It can be viral, and then it's sometimes tre ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: Epstein barr virus the cause of mononucleosis is spread by kissing. Once you are infected you shead virus in your saliva for 18 months, long after yo ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes, BUT you might: Infect the person you are kissing.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience in Family Medicine
If you're careful: If you are careful about washing your hands after touching things the sick person has touched and you avoid sharing drinking/eating utensils or having ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin McCannel
29 years experience in Retinal Surgery
Yes, but!: Flying will not affect an eye infection. However, if you have bacterial pink eye, you are very contagious. If the infection is bacterial, it should ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Akl answered
30 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: There are many viruses and bacteria that can cause eye infections. You can infected again with a different organism or even with the same one.

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