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Can You Get Mono From Drinking Out Of Someones Waterbottle Who Has Mono
Mononucleosis is a viral disease caused by EB Epstein Barr virus. It can last 10-14 days even up to weeks and become chronic on occasion. A mono assay test can reveal if present and on an CBC can see nucleated or atypical lymphocytes. Sore throat, fatigue, fevers are the main symptoms. Treatment remains bedrest, fluids and Advil 400 mg po q 6 hrs until no symptoms occur. Reg ...Read more
It's possible.: Infectious mononucleosis (aka "mono") is indeed contagious as suggested by the name. Commonly referred to as "kissing disease", this viral infection is typically passed along by oral secretions (i.e. Saliva); so, certainly sharing a bottle would be a possible vehicle for transfer of saliva--much like kissing! please exercise caution with thorough cleansing of eating utensils used by those infected. ...Read more
No: Unless there are more interesting convolutions to the story, no. ...Read more
Can you get MRSA from eating or drinking after someone?I have a relative who just found out they have this.Doc said its not airborne caused by kidneys
I drank from the same water bottle as someone who has mono. Will i get mono and how long till i know?
Can't say if you: Will be infected or not - but that is a risky behavior. It may take 10 to 60 days to develop symptoms of mononucleosis. ...Read more
No (not generally): Neither hepatitis b or c can be transmitted through casual contact. Very few, if any, viral particles are in saliva. If the person had a bloody mouth, for whatever reason, and you took appreciable quantities of blood infected fluid from the glass, there would be a remote possibility of hepatitis b, and an even remoter possibility of hepatitis c. Hepatitis a (infectious hep) can be spread though. ...Read more
I took a sip with MY straw from the drink of a person infected with oral HPV (she had already drunk from her cup). Can I catch HPV this way?
Will kissing someone who smoked marijuana and kisses me right after even get a trivial amount of marj.Into my system or no?
Possibly if. . . : You may get a trivial amount of mj if the person exhales mj smoke into your mouth, otherwise, it's unlikely to be absorbed by you this way. ...Read more
Possible: If you have an open sore in your mouth. ...Read more
How can you catch clap if you and your partner swear blind no one has cheated?? Can it be passed from passing water infection back and forth?
Gonorrhea: this STD is spread through sexual contact. Women who have it may have no symptoms at all, so may spread it unknowingly. Men usually always have symptoms. At some point someone in the relationship was exposed to this disease. It is important for you both to be treated as there are potentially serious long term effects if not treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: HIV is transmitted through blood and body fluids. Drinking or eating after a person with HIV can not cause transmission. Even kissing a person with HIV is unlikely to cause transmission unless both persons have open sores in the mouth and there is some blood exchange. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Can you get HIV if you drink a few drops of blood from someone who's infected? Should I get tested just in case?
Very low: Unless you had open sores in your mouth. If it will reassure you, then get tested. In future, drinking blood of another person is not a good idea. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Flu & basketball: Possibly. It all depends on whether the sick person (who is unwisely playing basketball) coughs on you, which is likely, particularly if you are guarding him or rebounding against him. I doubt that such a person would be wearing a mask. My advice would be to pass on the experience. ...Read more
Can you get herpes 2 from sharing a ciggarette while you have a cut on your tongue with someone who has herpes 2?
Genital herpes: Herpes 2 is usually transmitted by contact with the genital area, but if the person is shedding virus onto his hand and touches the cigarette and then you put the cigarette in your mouth, it would be possible to transmit the virus to you. Herpes 2 can cause oral infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I think I may have accidentally drank from the wrong water bottles what types of diseases can be transmitted through saliva (e.g. HiV or HBV)?
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