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Doctor insights on: Can Bacterial Conjunctivitis Be Spread Other Than Through Sexual Contact

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Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the thin mucous membrane that lines the front surface of the eyeball and the inside of the eyelids. As the inflammation increases, it causes the tiny blood vessels in the conjunctiva to dilate, thus leading to a redness of the eye. Depending on the cause of the conjunctitis there can also be itching, irritation, and discharge ...Read more


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In what way can bacterial conjunctivitis be spread other than through sexual contact?

In what way can bacterial conjunctivitis be spread other than through sexual contact?

Not sexual: Bacterial conjunctivitis is not spread by sexual means. It is spread by touch. The person with it touches his eye, then touches a grocery cart, you touch the grocery cart then your eye and you have it. ...Read more

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If my husbnd is infectd(either yeast/bacterial), any chance 4 me to get vaginal yeast infctn with no direct sexual contact? Wil it spread thru kissing?

If my husbnd is infectd(either yeast/bacterial), any chance 4 me to get vaginal yeast infctn with no direct sexual contact? Wil it spread thru kissing?

Possibly: But only if the infection is in or on the mouth or face. Infections can spread by hand contact if the other person's hand has touched the infected area and then his hand touches you and your hand goes to an area of you that is open (mouth, vagina, cuts or scratches, etc}. ...Read more

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Can an untreated bacterial infection turn into a STD if my partner and I continue to have sexual contact before infection is treated?

Can an untreated bacterial infection turn into a STD if my partner and I continue to have sexual contact before infection is treated?

STD risk, avoid sex: Whatever kind of "bacterial infection" you have, it won't become something different, either an STD or otherwise. You may already have an STD. "Bacterial infection" of the vagina usually means bacterial vaginosis, and STDs (gonorrhea, chlamydia, etc) are more common in women with BV. Best to avoid sex, and both you and your partner get medically evaluated. If sex can't be avoided, use condoms. ...Read more

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What is the organism of bacterial conjunctivitis?

Many: Staph. Aureus, strep.Pneumonae, and hemophilus influenza are the most common bacterial pathogens. Others include moraxella sp., corynebacterium diphtheriae, neisseria sp. And enteric gram negative bacilli. ...Read more

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Does / can bacterial conjunctivitis cause a fever?

Does / can bacterial conjunctivitis cause a fever?

Yes but becareful: Many things cause fevers and fewer things cause conjunctivitis. A viral infection causing the fever with secondary bacterial conjunctivitis is possible. These need to be examined with a high level of suspicion. Miss-diagnosis of conjunctivitis is common amongst the non-eye docs and the ensuing complications could be detrimental. Please see an eye doctor if you have this problem. ...Read more

Bacteria (Definition)

Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are ...Read more


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