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Can Pinworm By Caught From My Toothbrush
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
Depends: Pinworms are spread when the dried eggs end up on someones fingers & they place them on their face/mouth where they enter the digestive tract from above, hatch & begin to live in the colon. If your gf has contact with your bed sheets, she can become contaminated as they are often discharged into your underware or sheets. She will not get them kissing or through sex. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
No: But cause a lot of bothersome itching and are very contagious if you scratch and do not wash hands and scrub under nails. They come out at night and deposit eggs. When you scratch and dont have good hygeine the touch something eggs ate deposited. Someone else touches it the puts hands in mouth and the get the pin worms. The cycle continues. There are prescription medications to cure them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very unlikely!!: Hiv travels through blood transmission. Saliva has low or no potential to transmit hiv. If two people have bleeding gums and one has hiv, and both share the same toothbrush... Yes it is possible. But if neither has gum issues, the probability of transmission is about the same as sharing eating utensils. Get an HIV test buy another toothbrush and stop worrying! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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