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Bacterial Infections And Kissing
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
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
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
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
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
Tattoos: Absolutely. Seeing a reputable professional who takes proper precautions will go a long way to preventing infection. ...Read more
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
More info please: I don't know a medical condition that would cause infection of several fingertips. If just 1-2 fingers, maybe an inflamed or infected hangnail? Or infection after minor injury, e.g. a pimple-like lesion after a pin-prick? If severely painful, maybe herpes whitlow (easily confused w/ bacterial infec), esp if you have newly acquired herpes elsewhere (mouth, genital). Re-post with more information. ...Read more
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. ??
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
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
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
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
If i had open wounds from shaving on my vagina, is it possible to get a bacterial infection through your vagina during sexual intercourse.
Can my wife get a bacterial infection or a yeast infection by having doggystle sexual intercourse?
Can you easily get a bacterial infection from your vagina from having sex or is it rare to get this infection through sex if no open wounds.
Can you easily get a bacterial infection like strep a b through your vagina from having sex that is not an std, or is it rare if its protected sex.
Yes: Some bacterial infections don't create a strong memory or immunity in our bodies. Strep throat infection is such an example. School children sometimes catch strep throat from classmates every one or two years for several years. Gonorrhea, an std, is another example. A person can catch gonorrhea, get antibiotic treatment to clear it, and then catch it again a short while later. ...Read more
Many: Different insects spread different diseases, bacterial, viral, rickettsial and parasitic. Most common insects spreading diseases include mosquitos, ticks and fleas. Diseases spread by insect bites include malaria, dengue, yellow fever, lyme disease, rocky mountain spoted fever, typhus, relapsing fever, plague, west nile virus and many more. ...Read more
Hormone changes: Bacterial vaginitis is a condition caused by a change in the number and types of bacteria in the vagina. Just after menstruation, there are hormone changes occurring that may be triggering these infections. When this infection follows a pattern like this, there may ways of preventing these infections. See your doctor to see what may be appropriate for you. ...Read more
I have reoccurring bacterial infections. I get treated with meds but it comes back almost instantaneous. What can help me because the meds arnt workin?
Needs evaluation: You may need to seen by physician and need detail examination and laboratory study . There are several immunological disorder that needs to address . Is there any resistant organism? Which part you have infection? So i think you need thorough exam. ...Read more
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