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Can you be a carrier of slapped cheek?

Can you be a carrier of slapped cheek?

Yes but not for long: Fifth disease, with a "slapped cheek" rash, is caused by parvovirus b19. The infection is common in children, and some people who are infected do not show symptoms. They carry the virus and can pass it on to other people (the virus is spread similarly to the ways cold viruses are spread). Infected persons, with or without symptoms, recover and have immunity against re-infection. ...Read more

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Some adults greet by a kiss to each side of another's cheeks. Can herpes be spread this way from an infected person and will a sore result?

HSV1: "cold sores" theorectically could be transferred from mouth to face; however, usually lips or mouth to moth transmission is the normal route. It would be rare, but not impossible for an infected lip/mouth lesion to cause a breakout on the face or cheek. ...Read more

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Can you have swelling on a different part of the ear that you got pierced and it be infected?

Can you have swelling on a different part of the ear that you got pierced and it be infected?

Yes: Swelling or infection from an ear piercing may not develop exactly where the piercing is. Lymphatics and venouse drainage will influence where symptoms develop. If red and war, it is probably infected and you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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How would you get tested for a viral infection that could be causing blisters on the eye?

How would you get tested for a viral infection that could be causing blisters on the eye?

Examination: Through examination and history by an eye md. Sounds like it is herpetic, the common cold sore virus, genital herpes, or possibly zoster (shingles). You need an examination and treatment immediately. This could possibly lead to permanent vision loss and problems. ...Read more

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Can you catch something from touching a biopsy kit left from a previous patient at a hospital and touching eyes/nose/mouth? Like herpes/hpv/hiv, etc..

Can you catch something from touching a biopsy kit left from a previous patient at a hospital and touching eyes/nose/mouth? Like herpes/hpv/hiv, etc..

Asked and Answered: I believe sincere and professional physicians have freely already answered this question correctly. The answer is no. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes in eye from small amount of spit hitting it from Someone taking to you?

Can you get herpes in eye from small amount of spit hitting it from Someone taking to you?

Not likely: First you may be surprised to know that most people have been infected with the herpes simplex I virus but only a small % of the people end up with cold sores. It is thus highly unlikely that you would get herpes from the spit. Herpes I is different from genital herpes which is herpes 2 which usually does not reside in the oral cavity. ...Read more

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What can a person who pierced a nipple take to reduce the risk of infection?

What can a person who pierced a nipple take to reduce the risk of infection?

Keep it clean: Hopefully you assured the piercing place was certified and clean. After that, keep the area clean and you can use topical antibx to the area to prevent infection. ...Read more

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If someone breaks a bone, can they get a staph infection or some other type of infection? Can this be fatal?

If someone breaks a bone, can they get a staph infection or some other type of infection? Can this be fatal?

Yes and yes: Depending on your comorbidities (other diseases) that may cause immunocompromised states, you COULD get a bone infection after a break which COULD result in bacteremia (blood infection) which COULD result in death. This is rather uncommon but does happen in extreme cases, usually bone infections need surgical treatment and long term antibiotics. www.bmednyc.om ...Read more

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Can you be a carrier and give someone a bacterial infection to which you yourself are immune?

Can you be a carrier and give someone a bacterial infection to which you yourself are immune?

Absolutely: There are many examples of infections that people can be carriers for, but still be very contagious to others. Many sexually transmitted diseases are passed this way via asymptomatic carriers. Herpes simplex virus (cold sore virus) is another example. People who are immunocompromised are at the greatest risk for these types of infections. ...Read more

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If a doctor over looks herpes on a part of your skin how would could you tell if you have herpes?

If a doctor over looks herpes on a part of your skin how would could you tell if you have herpes?

Depends: It can often be a clinical diagnosis in combination with the history. If there is ever a question, sometimes the lesions can be scraped and sent for viral culture. We can also biopsy the skin lesion. Finally, we can check bloodwork to see if recent or previous exposure ti either one of the herpes viruses. ...Read more

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If a drop of spit from someone with a coldsore falls on an object while talking and you touch that with a almost healed wound. Risk of getting herpes?

If a drop of spit from someone with a coldsore falls on an object while talking and you touch that with a almost healed wound. Risk of getting herpes?

Misinformed?: No. This is not how one gets herpes. But, the more important issue here is that one with herpes is contagious whether they have a 'cold sore' or not. Having a sore in no way represents risk any more than not having a sore. ...Read more

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Can a dog give you a disease by licking you in the vagina?

Can a dog give you a disease by licking you in the vagina?

A bad practice.: Having sexual interactions with one's dog is a very unhealthy behavior. Please stop. Yes, germs carried on your dog's tongue can be transmitted to you. ...Read more

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If a person has herpes type1 on the lips, will he have antibodies and so not be able to get type1 on the genitals later?

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If a person has herpes type1 on the lips, will he have antibodies and so not be able to get type1 on the genitals later?

No: A person who has been infected with herpes simplex virus (hsv) type 1 on the lips can only recur at the same location because the virus hides in the nerves to that area. They have immune protection against HSV 1 elsewhere. However, they are vulnerable to infection with HSV 2. Both types can infect genital or oral areas. Anti-viral medication can suppress the virus and risk of infection. ...Read more

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