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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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