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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

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Dr. Bernard Seif
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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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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

Boil (Definition)

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