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Can candidiasis be contagious?

Can candidiasis be contagious?

Kind of...: ...Though it's pretty ubiquitous; most people carry a small amount of Candida Albicans on their skin and mucous surfaces without becoming sick; candida tends to flare up on injured surfaces, or after bacteria are suppressed with antibiotics, or in an immunosuppressed host, or in an embedded foreign body. ...Read more

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Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
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Candidiasis (Definition)

Candidiasis is an infection caused by a specific group of fungi or yeast that usually occur in warm, moist parts of the body. Common symptoms include ...Read more


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Can cryptosporidiosis be contagious?

Can cryptosporidiosis be contagious?

Yes: It's highly contagious through contact with stool. Hand washing is very important. ...Read more

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Can impetigo be cured?

Can impetigo be cured?

Impetigo: Impetigo is normally, very easy to treat. A topical antibiotic ointment or oral antibiotics will treat the infection. ...Read more

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Can pemphigus be contagious?

Can pemphigus be contagious?

Pemphigus: Pemphigus is an autoimmune disease and is not contagious. Autoimmune diseases may run in families so it could be possible for 2 members of the same family to develop the same problem. ...Read more

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Can salmonella be contagious?

Can salmonella be contagious?

Very much so!: Salmonella is one of the most contagious of food borne illnesses. ...Read more

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Can gastritis be contagious?

Can gastritis be contagious?

Yes: If it is caused by the bacteria h pylori and you share food, it can be passed from one family member to another. ...Read more

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Can bacterial meningitis be contagious?

Can bacterial meningitis be contagious?

Yes: Bacterial meningitis is contageous, the degree of which is relatively specific to the bacteria involved. A germ like meningococcus is easily passed in a brief exposure while tuberculusis is much harder to pass, requiring much longer exposure. ...Read more

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Can herpes be cured?

Can herpes be cured?

No: Herpes simplex virus, like all members of this group of viruses, acts like a squatter. Sets up shop in your body and remains there for the rest of your life, although you may never have symptoms. ...Read more

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Can coxsackie be itchy?

Can coxsackie be itchy?

Yes: Any blistering condition can become itchy. The salt in your sweat can enter any of these skin lesions and trigger itching. Coxsackie viruses can produce blistering skin lesions. ...Read more

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Can the disease neurodermatitis be contagious?

Can the disease neurodermatitis be contagious?

No: By definition, the term neurodermatitis implies no infection or disease but a nervous need to scratch. The nervous need to scratch may make other people nervous as well, but this is not truly contagious. ...Read more

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Can staph infections be transmitted by kissing?

Can staph infections be transmitted by kissing?

Unlikely: Whereas staph aureus infection can be transmitted by skin to skin contact, the higher concentrations of staph are in areas such as inside the nose, moist areas of the skin where two skin surfaces meet such as underarms or groin. In addition the protective benefit of saliva also decreases the possibility of lips as a source. ...Read more

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Can strep be mistaken for oral thrush?

Can strep be mistaken for oral thrush?

Depends: This depends on who is calling it strep and their level of training/ thoroughness of evaluation. In today's lingo, lots of folks call any sore throat strep, while only a fraction are. Proper office evaluation includes a throat exam and a quick test (ready in ...Read more

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Can epididymitis be contagious?

Can epididymitis be contagious?

Epididymitis: For the most part, no. It is possible to have epididymitis from a sexually transmitted disease bacteria although this is usually not the case. ...Read more

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Can a prnile yeast infection be mistaken for genital warts?

Can a prnile yeast infection be mistaken for genital warts?

Yes: No physician is infallible. I've had to go to court to defend a man after a pediatrician mistook a complication of chicken pox for gonorrhea. That's what second opinions are all about. Exercise this option if you have any doubt. And of course a man can have both. ...Read more

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Can staph infection be airborne?

Can staph infection be airborne?

Staph Infections: Staph, or staphylococcus, is a family of bacteria that is very virulent, contagious, and even possibly infectious. What makes staph so dangerous is that it is very resistant to antibiotics. Though staph is not generally considered an air-borne disease, there is some debate that mrsa, thought it usually is spread through contact with open sores, can remain viable on dry counters. ...Read more

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Can a fungal organism responsible for balanoposthitis be spread to mouth?

Can a fungal organism responsible for balanoposthitis be spread to mouth?

Yes: Candida infection of the foreskin can be spread to the mouth. Other bacteria as well. However, the saliva of the mouth offers some protection. If you develop a sore throat or white patches on the tongue or throat see your dcotor. ...Read more

Contagious (Definition)

One is able to transmit an infection to another by ...Read more