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Can You Die From Touching Some One Else Is Blood
HIV is Hard to Get: I am unsure where you are eating food with blood on it, especially human blood. But, absolutely not. The way one get's HIV is well known and has been known for over thirty years. Did you miss this information as you grew up? You get HIV from direct sexual contact or from direct blood to blood exposure (that means living human blood to your direct blood system....). ...Read more
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
Is it easy to catch hep c or any other blood infection? And if have cuts on hands would percent be higher what could I do to prevent from getting it
Be careful: You can catch hep c from needle exposures or blood contact. You should not exposed cuts or open sores on your body to other peoples blood or secretions. ...Read more
Can someone get a disease from a needle stick that caused them to bleed from a needle that was used while giving iron shots to newborn baby pigs?
Unlikely: But doubt that this has ever been the subject of a detailed scientific investigation. If you develop any suspicious symptoms would take this history with you to the doctor and be evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more
How likely to get ecoli from being near an infected person and touching the same item? Very nauseous. Can't tell if just too much caffeine or ecoli.
If a blood cloth from calf detached and traveled to heart/lungs or brain does it always mean death or are there chances of survival?Warning symptoms?
Usually lungs: Blood clot in the veins of calves calves can only go to right heart and then gets trapped in lungs. Only in rare cases where there is hole septum of heart can it travel to brain or other organs of body. Usually patient survives with proper treatment but can die if no treatment is given. ...Read more
What airborne diseases can I contract from sharing airspace with a person who does not bathe? Can I contract anything from being around such filth?
Can alchohol travel through saliva? For example. Someone thats drunk gives oral sex to someone that is not. could that cause a SCRAM bracelet to react
Alcohol: Unlikely. If located in the saliva, the concentration of the alcohol is not likely to be enough. Seems that the SCRAM monitoring system will react as alcohol levels rise enough in the body to start going through the skin. For the time spent during oral intimacy & the low concentration level, it is unlikely to set it off. Hope this helps & ask further questions if you have them. ...Read more
Is listeriosis infection contagious from person to person? I know in pregnancy a baby can get it from mother but can one catch it from an infected?
Can you only get Ebola if you touched their infected blood or liquid? Can you get it from touching their arm because of sweat? I'm just interested
Ebola transmission: Transmission is from someone who has signs of active infection via contact wi blood or bodily fluids or through contact wi contaminated objects. Ebola can be spread through body fluids such as sweat, tears, blood, saliva, breast milk, semen, vomit, urine and stool. The virus can gain entry via cuts/ abrasions of skin, nose, mouth, eyes or any open wound. Dry Ebola can last a few hours on a > ...Read more
If you just got released from hospital post CABG surgery and happen to catch a cold or the flu, how serious is that? Dangerous or just nuisance?
Cold: No. This is an Old wives' tale. You contract a bacterial or viral infection from coming into direct contact with a carrier of the infection. Cold air or rain does not cause a viral or bacterial infection. ...Read more
Can u get hep c from someone hugging you or kissing you on the cheek,just found out from of family has it n worried bad ?
No risk, no worries: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is only transmitted by blood contact. Without blood exposure, household members of persons with HCV are not at risk. Even sex, although often said to be risky, almost never transmits the virus except with traumatic anal sex. Kissing, hugging, and sharing bathrooms, kitchens, or eating utensils are entirely free of risk. So no worries! Good luck. ...Read more
If one is to die from renal failure, is the death from that relatively painless or painful compared to other ways to go? Thank you.
Should be painless: Death by renal failure should be a smooth, painless death. One has to be sure his doctor and the nurses are courageous enough to use adequate doses of medications to prevent pain and distress during dying. The hospice can help. A website with a more complete description is: http://dying.About.Com/od/thedyingprocess/f/dying_of_kidney_failure.Htm. ...Read more
Can spit from an hiv person that may contain blood infect you if it gets in eye or mouth when speaking to them?
Absolutely not: For over a decade during which there was no treatment, not a single family member of an HIV-positive person was infected except through sex or sharing needles. Cuddling, kissing, cleaning up bloody cuts, and just being a loving family carries zero risk. You'd be doing yourself and those around you a terrible disservice to let these fears darken your thoughts. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes but RARE: The platelet count would have to be so low that you spontaneously started to bleed and did nothing about it. The pLT count can go quite low without consequence although it must be followed by a hematologist. If it gets to low a platelet transfusion is performed and the number rises significantly ...Read more
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