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Dr. Robert Kwok
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Can I get a bacterial infection by kissing someone?

Dr. Robert Kwok
Board Certified, Pediatrics
28 years in practice
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Can I get a bacterial infection by kissing someone?

Sometimes yes: Depending on where one kisses upon another person's body, he will bring some bacteria into his mouth, which means onto his throat and down into his tummy. If his mouth gets strep throat bacteria from kissing, then he can develop a strep throat infection. If his mouth gets h.Pylori bacteria from kissing, then he can get an h.Pylori stomach ulcer. Many other bacteria can also be gotten from kissing. ...Read more

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Bacterial Infections (Definition)

Bacterial infections are any illnesses caused by bacteria, which are tiny organisms that can only be ...Read more


Dr. Ibrahim ElGendy
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
8 years in practice
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If you kiss someone who smokes weed, or have sex with them...will you get a bacterial infection??

Dr. Ibrahim ElGendy
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
8 years in practice
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If you kiss someone who smokes weed, or have sex with them...will you get a bacterial infection??

Doesn't mater: If he smokes weed or not,if he has a bacterial infection you are at high risk of getting the infection from him,the risk that he has bacterial infection is higher if he smokes due to bad hygiene. ...Read more

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Dr. Dan Fisher
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
22 years in practice
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If you kiss someone who smokes weed ,or having sexual intercourse with them .. Will this cause the other person to get a bacterial infection ??

Dr. Dan Fisher
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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If you kiss someone who smokes weed ,or having sexual intercourse with them .. Will this cause the other person to get a bacterial infection ??

Absolutely not.: Bacterial infection is spread by bacteria. Bacteria that cause disease are no more common in those who use weed than those who do not. Having unprotected sex may expose you to all the routine sexually transmitted diseases. Unless you know your partner is disease free and trust them very well you should practice safe sex. The VIRAL infections Hepatitis B, C and HIV are serious reasons to be safe. ...Read more

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Dr. Aaron Roland
Board Certified, Family Medicine
30 years in practice
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Will you get bacterial infection if you have sex or kiss someone who smokes marijuana ?

Dr. Aaron Roland
Board Certified, Family Medicine
30 years in practice
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Will you get bacterial infection if you have sex or kiss someone who smokes marijuana ?

Not an infection: Marijuana smoking does not lead to bacterial infections. You can kiss someone who smokes with no greater risk than kissing someone who doesn't. There may be other reasons not to kiss him/her, however. Are you worried that the fact that this person smokes marijuana somehow makes them not "right" for you? You should generally only kiss people who you really care about and trust. ...Read more

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Dr. Mark Weisberg
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Is it possible to get tonsillitis/bacterial infection from kissing boyfriend?

Dr. Mark Weisberg
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Is it possible to get tonsillitis/bacterial infection from kissing boyfriend?

Infections: Unless your boyfriend was acutely ill and direct contact was made it is unlikely to spontaneously get sick from transfer of saliva. Then again mononucleosis can be transferred from saliva which can cause sore throat, swelling of lymph nodes and general malaise. ...Read more

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Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
28 years in practice
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Can vaginitis *yeast or bacterial infection* be transmitted through kissing only?

Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Dr. Gerald Bausek
Board Certified, Psychiatry
37 years in practice
106K people helped
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I like tattoos, can I get a bacterial infection from getting a tattoo?

Dr. Gerald Bausek
Board Certified, Psychiatry
37 years in practice
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I like tattoos, can I get a bacterial infection from getting a tattoo?

Tattoos: Absolutely. Seeing a reputable professional who takes proper precautions will go a long way to preventing infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Jerome Yaklic
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
24 years in practice
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After my periods I get a bacterial infection, why is that? I don't get it every now and then but always after my period.

Dr. Jerome Yaklic
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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After my periods I get a bacterial infection, why is that? I don't get it every now and then but always after my period.

PH changes: Bacterisl vaginosis (bv) is a lot like a yeast infection. Its not something you catch. It occurs when bacteria (or yeast) that is already in the vagina begins to grow out of control. Lactobacilli (the good bacteria) in your vagina typically prevent this growth by keeping the vagina a little acidic (low ph). The blood from your period can temporarily raise the ph & make you more prone 2 infections. ...Read more

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Can anybody get a bacterial infection ?

Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Board Certified, Family Medicine
26 years in practice
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Yes: The human body has a whole community of good and bad bacteria living in a homeostatic balance. When this balance is disrupted, the bad bacteria can flourish and cause an infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Bress
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
45 years in practice
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It'd be possible that a man get a bacterial infection from a woman?

Dr. Martin Bress
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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It'd be possible that a man get a bacterial infection from a woman?

Yes.: There are many possibilities including sexually transmitted disease (stds), strep and certain kinds of pneumonia. ...Read more

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