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I had gonorrhea got treated and not thinking that night used my toothbrush. Can I get reinfected? I took 4 pills of a at once..

I had gonorrhea got treated and not thinking that night used my toothbrush. Can I get reinfected? I took 4 pills of a at once..

New toothbrush: The antibiotic was still active the night you used the old brush so I wouldn't worry. But a new brush would be a good and cheap precaution. ...Read more

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Gonorrhea (Definition)

A sexually transmitted bacterial infection that, if ...Read more


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Can you get Gonorrhea in your mouth/throat from not properly brushing your teeth?

Can you get Gonorrhea in your mouth/throat from not properly brushing your teeth?

No unless oral sex: If having oral sex can spec. If ejaculates into your mouth, would have bad sore throat after, need to be tested, using listerine, brushing teeth right after might help prevent but doubt it since can go down throat too far. ...Read more

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Can you get gonorrhea from sharing a cigarette?

Can you get gonorrhea from sharing a cigarette?

No: If you had unprotected sex with that person you can get it. Also, if you performed unprotected oral sex on a male partner with it you can get a gonoccal throat infection, but not from sharing a cigarette. ...Read more

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Can you get gonorrhea or clymidia from drinking after someone who has it or sharing a cigarette?

Highly unlikely: You are very unlikely to acquire STDs from sharing glassware or cigarettes, but if you are concerned about transmissible diseases in general, these are not good practices. ...Read more

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Can you get HIV or hep c from sharing a toothbrush?

Not likely: It can possibly happen if the person has a high viral load in the blood and have gums bleed all over the tooth brush and you use it immediately after they do. If you think that you may have been exposed then get tested. ...Read more

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Can I get hepatitis C by sharing a toothbrush with an infected individual?

Can I get hepatitis C by sharing a toothbrush with an infected individual?

Yes: If they have bleeding gums and you have bleeding gums, and brush soon after them, its possible. ...Read more

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Can I get hsv1 by kissing someone with my mouth closed? Can I catch it from drinking after someone? What about sharing toothbrushes?

Can I get hsv1 by kissing someone with my mouth closed? Can I catch it from drinking after someone? What about sharing toothbrushes?

Likely: The chances of you contracting hsv are most likely if that person was having a flare-up, but the chances go down if they were not broken out. Best advice is to be careful and kindly refuse affection during flare-ups. ...Read more

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Can I get oral hsv1 from kissing someone with my mouth closed? Can I get it from drinking after someone? What about sharing toothbrushes?

Can I get oral hsv1 from kissing someone with my mouth closed? Can I get it from drinking after someone? What about sharing toothbrushes?

Don't obsess!!: Don't obsess over hsv1. The potential to be exposed to it is very high, so high that by age 27 you probably have already been exposed and don't even know it! While you shouldn't be kissing someone with any type of active virus, drink out of the same glass won't cause an issue and how expensive is it to purchase your own toothbrush. Certainly cheaper that seeing a psychiatrist! ...Read more

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Can you transmitt oral gonorrhea by sharing a cigarette or drink?

Can you transmitt oral gonorrhea by sharing a cigarette or drink?

Gonarrhea: It is extremely unlikely to be able to transmit gonarrhea thriugh sharing cigarette or drink ...Read more

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Can you transmitt oral gonorrhea by sharing a cigarette or a drink?

No, STD only: You can't get gonorrhea from sharing a cigarette or drink. Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease. ...Read more

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Can oral gonorrhea be spread by kissing? Can it be spread by sharing a drink?

Gonorrhea: Usually someone gets oral gonorrhea by performing oral sex on a male. It usually affects the back of the throat. I've never seen anyone get it from kissing or sharing a drink. ...Read more

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If u have oral gonorrhea can u give it to someone by sharing a cigarette or drink with them?

If u have oral gonorrhea can u give it to someone by sharing a cigarette or drink with them?

Gonorrhea: This is incredibly improbable if not impossible. Now if you are having sex with them while they are smoking or drinking with you, then it would be more likely. ...Read more

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Can you transmitt oral gonorrhea by sharing a drink?

Can you transmitt oral gonorrhea by sharing a drink?

Nope: Oral gonorrhea is localized in the back of the throat. It isn't even transmitted by kissing and rarely by oral sex. It certainly is not transmitted by sharing eating utensils, cups, glasses, or sharing drinks. ...Read more

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Can u transmitt oral gonorrhea by sharing a cigarette?

Can u transmitt oral gonorrhea by sharing a cigarette?

Don'tBogartThatOrgan: That bacterium requires a nice warm moist place to hang out. In the throat that is generally way in the back, so it would take quite an effort to get it on the draw end of a cigarette. Same for a toilet seat or a door knob or the floor shift of your '84 Malibu (well, in most cases). Also, it requires the right type of acceptable tissue to jump on to--again, a nice moist and warm place. Feel better? ...Read more

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Can you transmitt oral gonorrhea by sharing a drink or cigarette?

Less Likely: If you share a drink or a cigarett with someone who has oral gonorrhea its unlikely (but not impossible) for transmission to occur. As far as I know, no case like this has ever been documented so it would be pretty rare. I'd still be careful about this because there are other infections that do easily transmit in this way such as oral herpes and Mono. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Can you transmitt oral gonorrhea by sharing drinks and cigarettes?

Get tested: If you don't think you fell victim to a prank, you may want to have a swab done from your pharynx. I think the likelihood is low, but the only way to be sure is by getting tested. ...Read more

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Can you contract HIV virus by sharing thesame toothbrush with an infected person?

Can you contract HIV virus by sharing thesame toothbrush with an infected person?

Very unlikely: Fortunately, the viability of HIV is very short lived outside of the body and is not contagious once exposed to air and surfaces that dry. There would be some minimal risk if the brush was used immediately after an infected person brushed with it by another. Virtually little to no risk if there was some significant time. ...Read more

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Can listeria be transferred to my toothbrush? How long does it stay in the mouth? Can I pass it to my boyfriend by kissing or sharing cups?

Can listeria be transferred to my toothbrush? How long does it stay in the mouth? Can I pass it to my boyfriend by kissing or sharing cups?

Possibly: Possibly, but your infant also has some of your own immunity from the placenta. Rinse once an hour for 30 to 60 seconds with original bad tasting listerine for six hours and that should kill as many germs as possible. ...Read more

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I have diagnosed with gonnorhea I had the shot and the pills and my major concern is I have siblings in my house amd wash cloths soap toothbrush etc.

I have diagnosed with gonnorhea I had the shot and the pills and my major concern is I have siblings in my house amd wash cloths soap toothbrush etc.

STDs and family: Your housemates are under no risk at all. Gonorrhea or chlamydia need direct access to their private parts to be contagious. And, if you have been treated and 48 hours have passed you are no longer contagious at all. ...Read more

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So I got tested february 6 im now finding out on thursday ihad gonnorhea igot the shot and pills so through towels cups toothbrushes wash cloths?

No!: It is unlikely to transmit gonorrhea through everyday contacts such as towels, etc.... But for hygienic reasons its best not to share such personal items anyway! ...Read more

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Can I get chlamydia or gonorrhea by sharing towels, soaps, or toilet seat? Worried since I live and share bathroom with someone who had those stds.

Can I get chlamydia or gonorrhea by sharing towels, soaps, or toilet seat? Worried since I live and share bathroom with someone who had those stds.

No: Gonorrhea and chlamydia are transmitted via vaginal, anal, or oral sexual contact and cannot survive outside the body, so you cannot pick them up from shared towels, toilet seats or soap. However, other types of std like trichomonas, crab lice, and scabies mite can potentially be transmitted via shared towels. ...Read more

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How often should you get a new toothbrush?

How often should you get a new toothbrush?

New tooothbrushes: Replace your toothbrush every 3-6 months depending upon wear and also after colds, flu, etc. ...Read more

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Can you get gonorrhea from food?

...: People get gonorrhea by having sex (vaginal, anal or oral) with someone who has the infection. Gonorrhea can be transmitted even if a man does not ejaculate. During childbirth, gonorrhea can be spread from an infected mother to her baby. ...Read more

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Can you get gonorrhea from kissing?

The really deep kind: Dry-kissing won't transmit it, but it's a fairly common infection in the throat and "kissing of more than filial intensity" can transmit it. If you have any concerns, let your physician know, because a special culture for gonorrhea may be in order. ...Read more