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Can You Catch An Infection From Someone
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
I have an active HHV-6 infection. I did not have roseola as a child. Does this make any sense? Can you catch HHV-6 from someone via sex?
Yes: There are several infections, transmitted by mites but carried by all rodents; almost all are viral but there are some that are spirochetal (similar to lyme) and some that are bacterial. If you are concerned about unusual symptoms you should see your physician as soon as possible ...Read more
Avoid exposure: To avoid an upper respiratory tract infection, you have to avoid exposure and wash your hands regularly. ...Read more
You are likely to get sick if close to sick people indoors, but what if outdoors, are you likely to catch infections or does the fresh air protect u?
Sunlight kills germs: Yes - when we are indoors - it's much easier to 'catch' something from someone else...especially if they are NOT covering their sneeze or cough properly. The great thing about being outdoors is the sunlight will quickly inactivate any germs sprayed forth from a sneeze or cough. Hopefully a fair breeze also can waft any surviving germ particles away in the other direction. ...Read more
Possilble, unlikely: There are different strains of hantavirus and exposure to one may not confer immunity to others, but acquiring this is unusual to begin with, and getting it twice would be very unlikely. ...Read more
Probably not: There is always a small risk of infection when the skin is penetrated by a needle or scalpel. For most types of injections, doctors wear gloves to protect themselves from exposure to patient body fluids. These gloves are usually not sterile and are not intended to prevent infections. If your skin was cleansed with alcohol and if the medications were drawn up properly, the risk is very low. ...Read more
Certainly possible: Yes quite possible. Not a good idea. ...Read more
Is Bronchitis something that develops FROM a cold, or is it its own infection? Do people catch Bronchitis or just the cold from the sick person?
CommonVagueConcepts: Of? Value. Bronchitis=irritation/inflamation of bronchi (catch-all term). Cold=another catch-all for ↑ed eye-tearing/nasal-secretions&edema, etc. Docs commonly promote illusion of knowing while actually only using different words as labels (diagnoses) of a body behavior/symptom. Realize mind/brain/body=tightly integrated system. Study http://goo. Gl/IXDw19 http://goo. Gl/xqf4e4 http://goo. Gl/Blh6rW ...Read more
Unlikely... unless: Unless that person has a compromised immune system. ...Read more
Doubtful: There appears to be a requirement for skin to skin contact and abrasive force before this tissue surface germ can affix itself and trigger an infection. Saliva also has some anti-infective capabilities. If a person has an altered immune system from HIV or chemo, they may be at risk. Otherwise I doubt it would be an issue. ...Read more
No: Unless you doing something other than voiding or defecating. ...Read more
Gloves are worn to protect from direct contact with body fluids.
Hiv is transmitted through contact of blood, semen, or vaginal fluid. Hiv transmission from direct needle sticks are more likely than from HIV infected gloves.
How do you remove your gloves? Please wash your hands thoroughly after removal of those gloves. Skin is the natural barrier. So make sure your hands are not dry or chapped. ...Read more
Had to wipe my daughter's butt with a paper towel that was on the floor of a public restroom (No TP) worried sick! Can she catch infections from this?
Infection not likely: If the paper towel wasn't soiled, unlikely to transmit infection. Although public restrooms are not the cleanest places still unlikely to pick up infections from paper towel. ...Read more
No: Trichomoniasis is spread sexually when fluid passes from one person to another. This is through any kind of sexual contact. It is not through casual contact or from a toilet seat. ...Read more
Yeasts are part of the normal germ population of the gastrointestinal tract.
Yeast infections are not transmitted but develop whenever there is an imbalance in the body's germ population, such as when you take antibiotics, or when there is a drop in the immunity level. ...Read more
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If you have gonnorhea and your baby is a still born can they still catch the infection during birth?
Confusing, ask again: This sounds like a horrible situation. Please accept my condolences for this terrible loss. But it's a confusing question on several accounts. Gonorrhea does not cause fetal death (stillbirth). And there is no such thing as infection of human who has died (stillbirth, child, adult, or anyone). Re-post a new question to clarify what you mean. ...Read more
Viral illness: A viral disease (or viral infection) occurs when an organism's body is invaded by pathogenic viruses. Viruses are generally contagious. Depending on the virus, they can be transmitted by airborne pathways, or body fluids, etc. Some viruses are easier to contract than others. Proper hand washing and hygiene remains the number one way to prevent the spread of infection. ...Read more
If you are talking: About mrsa, they are most common in prisons, schools, and wherever there is crowded and close contact. It is a form of staph that is more aggressive than other varieties. If your immune system is weakened, infection would be more severe also. ...Read more
If a mosquito bites someone with a very active HIV infection and bites me immediatly after can I catch HIV that way?
Can I catch any infection or STD by sitting on a train sit where when someone got up was like wet from sitting too long on train so they started to?
Not likely: Not likely to get an infection or STD in the above mentioned circumstances. If you do have signs of an infection please seek medical attention since it might not relate to the described event. ...Read more
Can you catch chalmidya without having sex? I was in a pool where people have had sex, could I catch it by that or any other possible infection?
Chlamydia = STD: You cannot get a chlamydial infection of the cervix unless you have intercourse with someone who is infected. You cannot get it from swimmin pools. There are no other std's that you can get from a pool either! ...Read more
I'm 18 and catch a cold at least every two weeks which then leads to bronchitis, pneumonia or some other Type of infection. Been happening for a year?
I was in a clinical restroom & dropped my keys in toilet bowl had to pick it up using my bare hands I'm worried if I wud catch infection please advice?
Wash: The only real answer now is to wash your hands very carefully right after such an event, with soap and water, but if no soap available, at least with water for 45 seconds or so, carefully washing your entire hands. If you have open wounds on your hands, watch them carefully over the next few days and keep them covered with antibiotic ointment. But if no open wounds, unlikely to be much concern. ...Read more
Kidney infection: Most urinary tract infections can be treated with oral antibiotics. The usual situations where IV antibiotics are necessary are if the infection does not improve with oral antibiotics (often requires more than one course) or if the patient has nausea and vomiting and cannot take oral antibiotics. Otherwise, most people can be treated at home with oral medications. ...Read more
Yes: Usually men do not get symptoms of it, but you can colonize with the bactria and reinfect your partner specially if uncircumcized. I usually treat both of you. This is not an std though. ...Read more
Can you catch fungal infections from a cat? I suspect I may have fungal infection of scalp and curious
Cats can carry Ringworm. Ringworm is not a worm but a fungal infection. The lesion is a raised, scaly, and itchy rash. There is usually a bald spot where the infection occurs. See your Doctor for treatment.
More info here:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/ringworm/basics/definition/con-20029923 ...Read more
Can someone catch AIDS infection through a non-bleeding wound if it touches the blood of an infected person?
Extremely unlikely: In theory there might be a small risk from such exposure. However, there are no reported cases that this has ever happened. So nothing to worry about. ...Read more
I have a sinus infection, but my chest feels full. It is hard for me to catch my breath. Should I be concerned?
Staph infections: Staph infections are transmitted by contact with someone who has the infection or is colonized with staph. Staph can potentially be left on surfaces and be transmitted by contact with these surfaces. We see that often with kids that exercise on gym mats. Staph infections are not transmitted by rain. ...Read more
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