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Doctor insights on: Can I Get Hepatitis If Someone Who Has It Kisses Me On The Cheek

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Dr. Jay Park
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Hepatitis (Definition)

Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver. Almost all cases are caused by viruses--most commonly hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C--or by toxins such as alcohol. With hepatitis, the liver will swell and not work properly, failing to rid the ...Read more


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Can i get hepatitis b from being kissed on my cheek?

Can i get hepatitis b from being kissed on my cheek?

Very unlikely: As long as you have an intact skin, an invasion of hepatitis b virus through it is very unlikely. ...Read more

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Can you catch HIV or hepatitus from a kiss on the cheek?

Can you catch HIV or hepatitus from a kiss on the cheek?

Very unlikely: Saliva is a low risk body fluid and kiss on an intact skin is very unlikely to transmit HIV or hepatitis viruses. ...Read more

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Can i get hepatitis from Kissing a partner who is infected with Hepatitis?

Can i get hepatitis from Kissing a partner who is infected with Hepatitis?

Details. Details.: That depends on which type of hepatitis, whether one is talking about "getting in contact with a virus" or about "getting the actual disease", which part of the body is being kissed, the conditions of the kisser's part of the body and of the kissee's part of the body, the immune status of the kisser, etc... There are many kinds of hepatitis and many kinds of kissing. ...Read more

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Can you get hepatitis C from French kissing?

Can you get hepatitis C from French kissing?

Nope: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is only known to be transmitted by direct blood contact. Even intercourse doesn't do it, even though hep C is often mischaracterized as an STD. (The frequency of HCV is no higher in the sex partners of infected people, if they don't also share drug injection equipment or otherwise have blood exposure.) There is no known risk via saliva or kissing. ...Read more

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Does hepatitis C get transferred to another person by kissing on the mouth?

Does hepatitis C get transferred to another person by kissing on the mouth?

Herpes can be: Herpes is highly transmissible. If someone has a cold sore (herpes simplex type 1 usually) and they kiss someone, this infection can be transmitted. Hepatitis c virus cannot be transmitted by kissing. It is not even transmitted via heterosexual intercourse in most circumstances. Small amounts of blood transmit hcv. ...Read more