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Can Pinworm By Caught From My Toothbrush
Pinworms is a condition in which a person (often young children, sometimes parents of young children) has little parasites called pinworms in his large intestine and his poop. Pinworms are threadlike worms about half an inch long, causing the main symptom of butt-itching or butt-scratching in kids. Treatment is usually ...Read more
I have oral hpv and ebv, my son just was caught using my toothbrush, last time i used it was yesterday or hours before, is it good chance he'll be ok?
Probably fine: Who knows if you have active viruses in your mouth which would then stay viable on your toothbrush and then be transmissible to your son? You will just have to see. We have very few antiviral drugs. None for EBV. There is a new 9-Valent HPV vaccine. Make sure your kid is fully vaccinated. ...Read more
Can i give my 18 month old reese's for pinworms? My daughter caught them from school and now her little brother has them. I considered diatomaceous earth but I'm not sure about either of them as far as the safety of them on children and toddlers
Absolutely: Pinworms shed eggs at your anal area. If these eggs are spread from the anus to the hand or elsewise, and come in contact with the girlfriends oral cavity and are ingested, then she can contract them and the cycle goes on and on. Get treated, use good hygiene (good bathing, good anal care, hand washing and changing and washing bed clothing and personal clothing) and get treated again if recurs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My wife has a cold. Can I catch it by sharing a toothbrush with her, even if we dip the toothbrush in mouthwash between uses?
Can i get hsv1 by kissing someone with my mouth closed? Can i catch it from drinking after someone? What about sharing toothbrushes?
My toothbrush was used to scrub poo off the toilet.Seconds later i brushed my teeth with it. I have bleeding gums.Can you catch hep a from day old poo?
Yuk!: Three issues here. First, who didn't throw the toothbrush out right away? Second, you can catch other things as well from the contaminated toothbrush but i would be overly concerned. Third, if you have bleeding gums you need to see a dentist as that is an indication of periodontal (gum) problems which will only get worse over time. A short term illness gets better, while lost teeth is a lifetime. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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