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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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Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...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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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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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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Can a virus or bacteria get into the body through the ears? Or is it only the eyes, mouth, and nose?

Can a virus or bacteria get into the body through the ears? Or is it only the eyes, mouth, and nose?

Infections: Different viruses & bacteria enter our bodies thru different pathways. In addition to what you've noted, don't forget sexually transmitted diseases eg genitals as another source of entry. To specifically answer your question, yes, bacteria can cause an infection of the outer ear aka swimmer's ear. Best way to avoid infections is to wash your hands. And get your vaccination status updated. ...Read more

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Can a fat transfer make my face look younger? I have bags under my eyes and sunken cheekbones, not to mention the wrinkles around my eyes, nose, and mouth. Can I get a fat transfer to fill in some areas and smooth out my face without getting a facelift?

Can a fat transfer make my face look younger? I have bags under my eyes and sunken cheekbones, not to mention the wrinkles around my eyes, nose, and mouth. Can I get a fat transfer to fill in some areas and smooth out my face without getting a facelift?

Fat is great: A youthful face is typically a fuller face, and fat injections are a great way to restore that look. However, fat does not necessarily replace surgical repositioning of tissue through lower eyelid surgery or facelift surgery.
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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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Can diseases be transmitted by spit in someone's eye?

Can diseases be transmitted by spit in someone's eye?

Some yes, mostly no: Colds and flu can be spread this way, and perhaps gastrointestinal infections like norovirus, but few serious infections. For example, no significant risk of blood borne infections like HIV or viral hepatitis. ...Read more

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My son has strep and he coughed and a little spit got in my eyes. Can I get strep in my eye. What are the symptoms that I should look out for.

My son has strep and he coughed and a little spit got in my eyes. Can I get strep in my eye. What are the symptoms that I should look out for.

Not really: The bacteria that causes strep throat does not attack the eye that frequently. In the eye however, the symptom will be a 'pink eye' that hurts. ...Read more

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Can you get HIV from saliva spit in the eye.

Can you get HIV from saliva spit in the eye.

Extremely unlikely: I have not heard of one instance of this occurring in the literature. I would recommend flushing your eye though with clean water to minimize other bacterial or viral infections. ...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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Can you get herpes in eye from small amount of spit hitting it from Someone taking to you?

Can you get herpes in eye from small amount of spit hitting it from Someone taking to you?

Not likely: First you may be surprised to know that most people have been infected with the herpes simplex I virus but only a small % of the people end up with cold sores. It is thus highly unlikely that you would get herpes from the spit. Herpes I is different from genital herpes which is herpes 2 which usually does not reside in the oral cavity. ...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

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If blood in saliva is it possible to get HIV from someone spitting in your eye?

If blood in saliva is it possible to get HIV from someone spitting in your eye?

Possible: If there is blood in the mouth and they spit in your eye, there is possibility to develop hiv, if they are infected. But it has also to do with their viral count and their antiviral treatment. Many of HIV infected patients are in remission on the medications available today. So they may not have any viral load to infect anyone. In either way, precaution should be taken and be tested. ...Read more

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Please help I was chewing on a plastic bottle cap and spit landed on my arm and then I wiped my eye and the spit got in to my eye will I get herpes?

Please help I was chewing on a plastic bottle cap and spit landed on my arm and then I wiped my eye and the spit got in to my eye will I get herpes?

Doubtful: If the bottle cap contained spit contaminated with Herpes type two, it might cause a problem Type one is the most common and you are almost certainly immune to that type. ...Read more

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Some guy on the bus spit out the window and the saliva came back to my face going into my eye. He could have had blood In his saliva. Can I get HIV?

Some guy on the bus spit out the window and the saliva came back to my face going into my eye. He could have had blood In his saliva. Can I get HIV?

No: I'm sorry people are like that. The risk is zero. In the old days, family contacts of HIV-positive patients just didn't get infected except by sex or doing needle drugs. You can't go through life as a grown man letting this kind of thing trouble you. Worrying like this is like worrying about causing pregnancy by sharing a dip in a pool or a bar of soap. Don't be a slave to such fears. ...Read more

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Hiv if I was having a conversation with an HIV person and during the conversation that person sprayed some of his spit in my eye by accident can that causes me to get infected? Thanks

Hiv if I was having a conversation with an HIV person and during the conversation that person sprayed some of his spit in my eye by accident can that causes me to get infected? Thanks

If: If a small amount of spit from someone who is HIV positive enters your eye, there is an extremely low possibility that you would become infected. This because the concentration of virus in the saliva is very low. If the saliva was mixed with blood, that would carry a higher risk. ...Read more

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Hiv positive person spit came in contact with my eye. If suppose there was blood in his saliva can I get infected.

Hiv positive person spit came in contact with my eye. If suppose there was blood in his saliva can I get infected.

Body secretions: While saliva is not as infectious as blood, transmission of HIV or other diseases can occur via this route. Post-exposure prophylaxis would be the safe way to go. ...Read more

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Someone with a cold sore accidentally spit in my eye while talking. Could I get herpes?

Someone with a cold sore accidentally spit in my eye while talking. Could I get herpes?

Little or no risk: This is theoretically possible but extremely unlikely. In any case, at this point there is nothing that can be done to prevent it. If no symtoms (sore, red, may itchy eye) within 5 days, you're home free. In the meantime, I really wouldn't worry about it. ...Read more

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Is saliva from a hiv + person that gets in eye a risk if they also have gum disease (? blood)? My client accidentally spits and it gets in mouth/eyes

Is saliva from a hiv + person that gets in eye a risk if they also have gum disease (? blood)? My client accidentally spits and it gets in mouth/eyes

Low risk, but...: If a dental hygienist or similar, you're supposed to take routine precautions against such exposures, like glasses or goggles. HIV risk is low, but this also protects against other blood borne viruses, colds, influenza, etc. Saliva inactivates HIV and not known to transmit it, even when blood is also present, and your risk is very low. But if patient definitely has HIV, you may need treatment. ...Read more

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I just woke up in the middle of the night to my throat being full of mucus. When I spit it out and tried to go back to sleep my left nostril started to burn when I breathed through it and my left eye tears up as well. I was told water, nasel sprays, neti p

I just woke up in the middle of the night to my throat being full of mucus. When I spit it out and tried to go back to sleep my left nostril started to burn when I breathed through it and my left eye tears up as well. I was told water, nasel sprays, neti p

All connected: If you get out an anatomy picture of your head you will see that your throat, nasal passages, and eye sockets are all connected. So when you have fluid in one of those spaces it not infrequently migrates to another. So sorry but that's our anatomy. The good thing is that "colds" are time limited infections. It will get better on its own. ...Read more

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When I get up in the morning and lean my head back and gargle with listerine, I spit out a brownish flem, does this mean I'm infected.?

When I get up in the morning and lean my head back and gargle with listerine, I spit out a brownish flem, does this mean I'm infected.?

Coffee drinker?: It's fairly normal for a bit of mucous (phlegm) to accumulate deep in the throat during the night. If you're a coffee drinker and like to consume your morning cup of joe prior to your listerine, it can 'stain' that brown. The heat from the coffee can loosen it up making it easier to come up when you gargle, but it'll still be brown. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with sjrogen's disease and want to know how is this treated as the symptoms I have are different than the main ones-dryness of eyes and mouth.?

I have been diagnosed with sjrogen's disease and want to know how is this treated as the symptoms I have are different than the main ones-dryness of eyes and mouth.?

Dry eyes are common: Sjogren's is typically dry eyes, dry mouth and possibly arthritis. It is an autoimmune condition where the lacrimal gland is invaded by autoimmune cells, causing moderate to severe dryness. I usually start Restasis eye drops twice daily to help prevent worsening. Talk to your eye doctor if this seems appropriate for you. ...Read more

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What condition could cause my aunt's eye to get swollen and mouth turned sideways?

What condition could cause my aunt's eye to get swollen and mouth turned sideways?

Bell"s palsey: Bell's palsy is a form of facial paralysis resulting from a dysfunction of the cranial nerve vii (the facial nerve) that results in the inability to control facial muscles on the affected side. Several conditions can cause facial paralysis, e.g., brain tumor, stroke, and lyme disease. However, if no specific cause can be identified, the condition is known as bell's palsy. ...Read more

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My eyes get dry and swollen when I go a long time without eating. Also dry skin and mouth. Why does this happen?

My eyes get dry and swollen when I go a long time without eating. Also dry skin and mouth. Why does this happen?

Dehydration: When someone does not eat or drink anything for a prolonged period, they get dehydrated. This causes the dryness issues. ...Read more