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Can I get a bacterial infection by kissing someone?

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. Krishna Kumar
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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If you kiss someone who smokes weed, or have sex with them...will you get a bacterial infection??

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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Is it possible to get tonsillitis/bacterial infection from kissing boyfriend?

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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Will you get bacterial infection if you have sex or kiss someone who smokes marijuana ?

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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If you kiss someone who smokes weed ,or having sexual intercourse with them .. Will this cause the other person to get a bacterial infection ??

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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I like tattoos, can I get a bacterial infection from getting a tattoo?

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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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.

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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How can you get a Bacterial infection on the fingertips ?

How can you get a Bacterial infection on the fingertips ?

More info please: I don't know a medical condition that would cause infection of several fingertips. If just 1-2 fingers, maybe you inflamed and possibly infected hangnail? Or infection after minor injury, e.g. a pimple-like lesion after a pin-prick? If severely painful, maybe not bacterial but herpes whitlow, especially if you have newly acquired herpes elsewhere (mouth, genital). Re-post with more information. ...Read more

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Can anybody get a bacterial infection ?

Can anybody get a bacterial infection ?

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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It'd be possible that a man get a bacterial infection from a woman?

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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If you get a bacterial infection..will you have a fever right away as a symptom, or does a fever develop after some time of having the infection. ??

If you get a bacterial infection..will you have a fever right away as a symptom, or does a fever develop after some time of having the infection. ??

Fever is Good: Fever can occur as your immune system recognizes there is a threat. Fever is your bodies process to help fight infection and may occur most any time your body feels it needs to help reduce your risk of spreading the infection internally. ...Read more

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How do you get a bacterial infection of the vagina?

How do you get a bacterial infection of the vagina?

A number of ways: Most common stds are bacterial, so sexual transmission is one way; alternatively, you can have fecal contamination if fecal matter made its way to the vaginal vault. Anything that flushes external material into the vagina, such as douching, could lead to a bacterial infection as well. ...Read more

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Can you get a bacterial infection in your throat that's not from strep?

Can you get a bacterial infection in your throat that's not from strep?

Yes -plenty of germs: Doctors can test for Group A Strep -which is only one specific germ that can cause a throat infection (or pharyngitis if you want to be technical). Different viruses are also implicated (like mono, adenovirus, etc) but certainly other bacteria are on the list. Pertussis (Whooping cough) and diphtheria are two important ones. Then there are other Strep species, 'mixed' infections like abscesses etc ...Read more

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Can you get a bacterial infection in your throat from smoking weed?

Can you get a bacterial infection in your throat from smoking weed?

Cannabis smoke is: A respiratory irritant. I don't believe that cannabis caused you to have a bacterial infection - but it could have made you more susceptible to catching one. It can lead to heavier mucus production. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a bacterial infection of the vagina from old razor?

Absolutely: Anytime you shave you cause micro-cuts in the skin (sometimes large cuts). This breaks down your bodies first defense against infection. Additionally the razor I am sure had bacteria on it which you may have introduced directly into the skin. Pls see you doc. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is changing positions during sex a way to get a bacterial infection through the vagina.

Is changing positions during sex a way to get a bacterial infection through the vagina.

No: Exposure is exposure. The only way to worsen it would be to move from anal to vaginal sex without properly cleaning. ...Read more

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Can a person who has had sex already get a bacterial infection through sex casued by toxic shock syndrome.

Can a person who has had sex already get a bacterial infection through sex casued by toxic shock syndrome.

See answer: Toxic shock syndrome can be caused when staph or group a strep get trapped in the vagina, like when using super-absorbent tampons, or cervical caps, sponges, or diaphragms. Always remove birth control methods when instructed. Use the lowest absorbent tampon for periods that works and change at least every 4 -6 hours. ...Read more

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If i had open wounds from shaving on my vagina, is it possible to get a bacterial infection through your vagina during sexual intercourse.

If i had open wounds from shaving on my vagina, is it possible to get a bacterial infection through your vagina during sexual intercourse.

Yes: Bacteria can enter any type of open cut or wound, if you are worried see your gyn for an exam and cultures and antibiotics can be started if necessary. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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