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A Nyone Creeped Out By People Touching Your Neck
Homeopathic symptom: All of us are sensitive to certain things -- some of us extremely so. It depends how bothered you are by this, and whether it's limiting your activities. But there are certain homeopathic remedies known to involve this symptom. If willing, you could consult an experienced classical homeopath to discuss this, plus other features unique to you . . . Leading to a helpful remedy for you overall. ...Read more
Please don't rry: Blunt force to the neck can cause a variety of life threatening injuries, and syncope (passing out) may be the least of your worries. Carotid dissection, esophageal injury, tracheal collapse, or a head injury are all possible -- please do not punch people in the neck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you pick up herpes on your hands from touching things, and contract it genitaly when going o the bathroom?
No risk, no worry: Nobody ever catches herpes by contact with surfaces, or by sharing bathrooms, toilets, kitchens, eating utensils, etc. The virus is only transmitted by direct contact with another person's infected area, such as genital area or lips. Don't worry at all about this, even if you are sharing a toilet with someone known to have genital or oral herpes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When kissing a smoker aren't you swallowing those chemicals in his saliva that are wrinkle causing agents! And his hands touching your face ?
Not so you'd notice: I guess that some extremely sensitive tests might detect some tar and nicotine in your partner's saliva, but highly unlikely that there's enough there to have any effect on your health or appearance. Assuming you're not kissing him while he's exhaling into your face, you only have to tolerate the smell. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, warts can spread with skin to skin contact. ...Read more
Can you get HPV from inanimate objects? Like say a keyboard that you use behind them then touch your privates?
Dried up blood on fingernail from touching door can you get anything from this after washing your hands repeatedly ?
Highly unlikely: Once the blood is exposed to air and dries, it is very unlikely to be able to transmit anything. In addition, if you don't have an open cut your already miniscule changes of contracting something go down even further. ...Read more
Could someone get hiv, hepatitis (a/b/c), or any other STD through their hands by touching an inanimate object?
Can u get hep c from someone hugging you or kissing you on the cheek,just found out from of family has it n worried bad ?
No risk, no worries: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is only transmitted by blood contact. Without blood exposure, household members of persons with HCV are not at risk. Even sex, although often said to be risky, almost never transmits the virus except with traumatic anal sex. Kissing, hugging, and sharing bathrooms, kitchens, or eating utensils are entirely free of risk. So no worries! Good luck. ...Read more
Can you get herpes from inanimate objects that people with cold sores have touched and then touching yourself after?
Can you get herpes on your neck if someone touches you with their bare hand. I mean just their hand can you get herpes from that?
HSV: If you never had it before and an infected mucous membrane touched broken skin on you neck it is possible. ONly you know if this is likely. ...Read more
Should I wear gloves when helping someone with their hair , that I strongly suspect has scalp fungus? Can you catch it from hugging someone who has it
Can you only get Ebola if you touched their infected blood or liquid? Can you get it from touching their arm because of sweat? I'm just interested
Ebola transmission: Transmission is from someone who has signs of active infection via contact wi blood or bodily fluids or through contact wi contaminated objects. Ebola can be spread through body fluids such as sweat, tears, blood, saliva, breast milk, semen, vomit, urine and stool. The virus can gain entry via cuts/ abrasions of skin, nose, mouth, eyes or any open wound. Dry Ebola can last a few hours on a > ...Read more
When you are talking to someone who has herpes can you get it if their spit lands on you like lip face or hand?
Herpes: that would be an unlikely scenario. It generally requires a larger inoculative dose. I suppose if the spit directly on your face and lip you could get it, but a small bit of spiral as one talks is unlikely. ...Read more
Unlikely: The groin does contain some important blood vessels and if you have a b leeding disorder, a groin hit could cause lethal bleeding. Most however, will just suffer a lot of pain and local swelling unless the hitting agent was something severe like a bullet or club. ...Read more
Can you get raccoon roundworms from touching a trashcan handle and then not washing your hands? since raccoons get into trash a lot maybe?
Raccoon roundworms: The raccoon roundworm, Baylisascaris procyonis, is increasingly recognized as a cause of serious or fatal larva migrans disease in humans and animals. The eggs are found in numerous areas around garbage where the raccoons have been foraging. The CDC publication Emerging Infectious Diseases, Vol 9, 2003 has an excellent review which should be available online. ...Read more
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