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Can diseases be transferred through getting spit in your eye?

Can diseases be transferred through getting spit in your eye?

Usually not: Saliva generally has a low concentration of truly dangerous pathogens. On the intact corneal and conjunctival surface you have antibodies which neutralize many pathogens. Getting blood splashed into the eye is a different story which can transmit HIV and hepatitis. Just wash your eye out and you should be ok. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get Hepatitis B from someone getting spittle/spit in your eye? I ask because I have red HBV can be passed through saliva.

Is it possible to get Hepatitis B from someone getting spittle/spit in your eye?  I ask because I have red HBV can be passed through saliva.

It's possible.: hepatitis B virus is spread through bodily fluid contact, so this is possible, if you have not had a complete series of hepatitis B vaccines, or if you are not immune from previous exposure. If in doubt, get checked out. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you get hiv if spit from another person accidentally flew into your eye? what if he had a cut in his mouth/gum disease? i could not wash my eyes

Can you get hiv if spit from another person accidentally flew into your eye? what if he had a cut in his mouth/gum disease? i could not wash my eyes

No risk: This is one of those theoretical risks that has never been known to happen. Don't worry about it. Of course if you are otherwise at risk or concerned you could have HIV, get tested. But not because of this event. ...Read more

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What disease illness can you get from getting spit in your eyes?

What disease illness can you get from getting spit in your eyes?

Anything: Any communicable disease would potentially be able to be transferred this way. Just like a sneeze. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to catch diseases from a lil spit getting in your eye?

Is it possible for you to catch diseases from a lil spit getting in your eye?

Technically, yes.: This is fairly unlikely because the healthy eye has a very effective immunological defense system. Nevertheless, a sufficient innoculum or breakdown in defenses could result in transmission of infection. The surface of the eye is a mucous membrane. ...Read more

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If u spit in somones eye can they get pink eye?

If u spit in somones eye can they get pink eye?

Yes: If the spitter has a respiratory virus, the eye can develop a viral infection. ...Read more

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I gota little spit in my eye and now my eye lid is puffy can I use drop's to get the swelling down?

I gota little spit in my eye and now my eye lid is puffy can I use drop's to get the swelling down?

Spit in eye: Wash your eyes copiously with cold water to get the irritant out. Apply antibiotic eye drops. Depending on the source of the spit consult your medical doctor. If the spit belonged to another person. For the allergic reaction of puffy eyelids you could use OTC viisine for red eyes till you see your doctor. Spit from a stranger could carry unwanted virus particles ...Read more