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Are carbuncles and boils sexually transmitted?

Are carbuncles and boils sexually transmitted?

No, just contact: Sexually transmitted diseases like syphilis, gonorrhea/chlamydia, require intimate genital or oral contact between an infected person and a non-infected person. In contrast, transmitting the bacteria that causes carbuncles and boils no not rely on direct genital contact.- merely by touching the boil or its purulent drainage, can transmit the bacteria that causes the infection. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Carbuncle (Definition)

A nodular skin infection which is often referred to as a "boil". Since it is a more nodular, deep type of skin infection, incision and drainage and/or oral antibiotics are often ...Read more


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Are boils sexually transmitted?

Are boils sexually transmitted?

Abscess Contact: Direct contact may spread some types of skin infections.

An abscess is a tender mass generally surrounded by a colored area from pink to deep red. Abscesses are often easy to feel by touching. The middle of an abscess is full of pus and debris.

http://www. Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/abscess#1 ...Read more

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Are carbuncles or furuncles sexually transmitted?

Are carbuncles or furuncles sexually transmitted?

No: But it can be transmit from skin to skin through close contact (really close) and rubbing. ...Read more

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Is cervicitis sexually transmitted?

Is cervicitis sexually transmitted?

Not necessarily: Cervicitis is simply an inflammation of the cervix. It could be inflammed for many different reasons. Std's are some causes. There are more benign causes of cervicitis though that are not sexually transmitted. If concerned, see your pcp or gyn physician. ...Read more

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Can heretic whitlow be sexually transmitted?

Can heretic whitlow be sexually transmitted?

Whitlow = Herpes: Yes, herpetic whitlow is herpes and is transmitted by direct contact with herpes lesions (whether oral or genital). It is a highly contagious but treatable condition. See your doctor for evaluation and treatment with possible antivirals (such as Valacyclovir). ...Read more

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Is HPV only sexually transmitted?

Is HPV only sexually transmitted?

HPV: Nope. Not at all. Hpv is transmitted skin to skin. So even just touching someone with warts can transmit this virus. ...Read more

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Is tuberculous epididymitis sexually transmitted?

Is tuberculous epididymitis sexually transmitted?

No: Tuberculosis can affect any part of the body (though it usually affects the lungs) including the epididymis and testes. Tuberculosis is transmitted via inhalation of infected respiratory droplets. ...Read more

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Can there be cancers that are sexually transmitted?

Can there be cancers that are sexually transmitted?

Not the cancer: A handful of cancers are associated with viral infections that can be contagious (hpv, hiv, htlv-1) but not the cancer itself. Be safe and use common sense when you do it, please. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about sexually transmitted disease?

Can you tell me about sexually transmitted disease?

Too many to cover: There are more than a dozen separate illnesses that can be passed through sexual contact. Some are more prevalent than others and some produce major problems and some only a few. If you have a question about a specific std, please start over with any relevant information and specify the type you are interested in. Questions are not linked. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a sexually transmitted disease?

How to know if I have a sexually transmitted disease?

Testing: You did not list symptoms or exposure history. Even if you did, you need a local evaluation to confirm or exclude this collection of diagnoses. Only with a review of exposure history, exam and testing can this be answered with confidence. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have a sexually transmitted disease?

How can you tell if you have a sexually transmitted disease?

Get tested...: Get tested and get an exam by your physician. You can't tell for sure by guessing, 'googling' or asking on a question board. See your doc and get tested. Then follow that up with recurrent and consistent medical care for guidance and testing as long as you are sexually active... ...Read more

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It possible to get a sexually transmitted disease as a virgin?

It possible to get a sexually transmitted disease as a virgin?

Define virgin!: It seems that the youth want to redefine "virgin" to somehow allow a variety of partner sexual contact. To me any partner sex act excludes the label. In fact, any contact of an infected person's oral or genital secretions with the oral or genital regions of another can pass disease. ...Read more

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What are the medicines that can cure sexually transmitted disease?

Antibiotics: The only sexually transmitted diseases that can be cured are caused by bacteria or parasites and can be treated with antibiotics. The drug depends on the disease. Std's caused by viruses cannot be curred with medication. Your body's immune system must clear them. Existing drugs will only otherwise suppress their effects. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of sexually-transmitted disease?

What are the most common symptoms of sexually-transmitted disease?

Varies with STD's: Pelvic pain, pain with voiding, increased temperature, and / or vaginal discharge are common with some std's. Painful sores and warts are associated with other std's. Some std's can affect the liver and the immune system with symptoms related to those organs. ...Read more

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What are clear bubbles under the tounge? Is this sexually transmitted

What are clear bubbles under the tounge? Is this sexually transmitted

Possible Ranula: A ranula presents as a fluid filled bubble on the floor of the mouth under the tongue. It is caused by a blocked salivary gland. The saliva can't get out so it backs up and creates a bubble. It is not sexually transmitted. Small ranulas can often resolve on their own. Larger ones (shown here) may require surgical removal. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of candida in men? Can it be sexually transmitted?

What are the symptoms of candida in men? Can it be sexually transmitted?

Superficial: Men may, but seldom do, develop mucocutaneous candidiasis, with red, itchy, painful rash with satellite lesions outside the irregularly shaped red areas. Sexual transmission is unusual, but can occur. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a sexually transmitted disease from your partner?

How do you know if you have a sexually transmitted disease from your partner?

Signs symptoms test: Depends on gender. Discharge, bloody mucous, pain, irritation, burning on urination, known exposure to an std, or a positive test. Some std may not have signs or symptoms. If you suspect you've got one, see your doctor for proper evaluation. ...Read more

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Why do sexually transmitted disease exist if sex is supposed to be a natural thing?

Why do sexually transmitted disease exist if sex is supposed to be a natural thing?

Not the same: Eating is natural, but you can get food poisoning. Breathing is natural, bu you can contract influenza. Sex may be natural, but you can introduce an infectious agent into your body by perfoming it and contract a disease. ...Read more

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Never used protection, and so I am afraid I might have a sexually transmitted disease what to do?

Never used protection, and so I am afraid I might have a sexually transmitted disease what to do?

Time for a visit: It would be reasonable to set up a visit with your doc or OBGYN and share your concerns with them. There are in excess of 2 dozen infections that can be transmitted sexually, some common and some rare. The only way to know is to have a good evaluation done with proper testing. ...Read more

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I never used protection and now I am afraid I have a sexually transmitted disease. What should I do?

I never used protection and now I am afraid I have a sexually transmitted disease. What should I do?

See doctor or clinic: Visit a doctor or clinic for professional evaluation, advice, testing, and perhaps treatment. ...Read more

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Is displasia sexually transmitted?

Is displasia sexually transmitted?

HPV is an STD: Cervical dysplasia (abnormal 'pre-cancer' cells of cervix) are usually caused by hpv (human papilloma virus) which is sexually transmitted. Gardisil (hpv vaccine) was developed to prevent transmission of hpv and thus prevent dysplasia and cervical cancer. A series of 3 gardisil injections is recommended to be fully immunized against hpv.
Vaccine is for age 9yo--26 yo, now available for males. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is aids sexually transmitted?

Can you tell me is aids sexually transmitted?

Yes: The most efficient means of transmission is unprotected receptive anal intercourse with an infected partner (~1% chance per event). All exchange of body fluids is risky, but even before effective treatment, only a minority of husbands who were positive infected their wives. This is no reason for complacency, and I hope you will always love safely. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can you get chlymidia without it being sexually transmitted?

Can you get chlymidia without it being sexually transmitted?

Not common: Chlamydia doesn't survive for long outside the human body. It is almost always a sexually transmitted infection. Many Chlamydia infections are asymptomatic for years. Best wishes! ...Read more

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How else can you get herpes other than sexually transmitted?

How else can you get herpes other than sexually transmitted?

See below: Herpes simplex I causes cold sores and is spread from kissing. Herpes simplex ii is spread by genital contact. Type I can be spread to the genitals by orogenital contact as can type ii be spread to the lips. ...Read more

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What are other forms of getting herpes besides sexually transmitted?

What are other forms of getting herpes besides sexually transmitted?

Many types: There are, for the general public to know, 8 general classifications for herpes. Type! /i are sexually spread yes. But chicken pox, a herpes virus isn't. Epstein barr and CMV are also herpes viruses. And not spread sexually. Kaposi sarcoma is also this family. Not sexually transmitted. Contact, respiratory droplets and immune host responses are involved in the discussion. ...Read more

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Please help? Is the sexually transmitted desease herpes a dangerous one?

Please help? Is the sexually transmitted desease herpes a dangerous one?

In general: In an immunocompetent host (a person with a healthy immune system), a herpes simplex infection is not accepted as a disease process that causes significant mortality (deaths) or morbidity (health related hardships). ...Read more

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Is herpes always sexually transmitted and can it affect children under ten?

Is herpes always sexually transmitted and can it affect children under ten?

Site matters: Newborns can acquire herpes during their transit thru a contaminated birth canal. When it happens it can trigger a devastating encephalitis or death. The germ can also cause cold sores that can affect people at almost any age. The herpes type can be the same or differ from the one most often thought of as a STI. Any genital herpes in kids should be considered sexual abuse unless proven otherwise ...Read more

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Can Ebola be sexually transmitted by someone who was exposed, before any symptoms are showing?

Can Ebola be sexually transmitted by someone who was exposed, before any symptoms are showing?

Ebola: See: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/25501666. Know of no cases of transmission by any route before becoming symptomatic. ...Read more

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Is e.Coli a sexually transmitted disease?

No: But some women are prone to bladder infections caused by e.Coli associated with intercourse. ...Read more

Boil (Definition)

A boil is an infected epidermoid cyst of the skin. Usually related to sebaceous glands, which secrete waxy/oily lubricant ...Read more