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Doctor insights on: Can You Get An Infection By Masturbating

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Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Infection (Definition)

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


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Can you get an infection in your beard?

Can you get an infection in your beard?

Yes but....: There is a condition known as pseudofolliculitis barbae (pfb) which can look like an infection (folliculitis). Pfb or shaving bumps is a foreign body inflammatory reaction involving papules and pustules from shaving. Pustules and abscess formation can also occur from secondary infection. The cause of pfb is ingrown hairs from shaving too close. African americans are at a higher risk for pfb. ...Read more

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Can you get staphylococcus infection easily by having sex.

Can you get staphylococcus infection easily by having sex.

Possible: This is not a common infection to be transmitted sexually however staph can be transmitted through skin contact so it is possible to develop a staph infection following sexual contact. ...Read more

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How can you tell if back pain is caused by an STD or not without getting checked?

How can you tell if back pain is caused by an STD or not without getting checked?

Get it checked: If you suspect that you may have an std then, by all means, you need to get checked out! back pain is not a common symptom of most stds but if anyone ever thinks they have been exposed then std testing is a good idea. ...Read more

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Can you treat an STD by yourself like take an antibiotic are something to get it out of your body?

Can you treat an STD by yourself like take an antibiotic are something to get it out of your body?

Not a good idea.: You need to be seen and have the appropriate tests done, and the appropriate treatment performed. Your partner will also need to know what infection you have. ...Read more

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If you get stuck by a pencil can you get an infection?

If you get stuck by a pencil can you get an infection?

Yes: Any time your skin is broken you can get a bacterial infection. If the skin break is clensed with an antiseptic and kept clean and dry with a bandage, infection is uncommon. ...Read more

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Can you get an STD or bacterial infection from swallowing your own semen?

Can you get an STD or bacterial infection from swallowing your own semen?

Maybe: A person might be able to transfer his infection from"downstairs" to "upstairs". Some people say that is not "getting" an STD, because the patient already has the germ somewhere in his body. Others say it is indeed "getting" an infection, because the patient is creating a new throat infection. It is an unlikely scenario, but one of the possible events in life. ...Read more

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Can a girl get an infection from masturbation?

Can a girl get an infection from masturbation?

Depends on variables: The process involves a variable amount of friction or trauma and can involve foreign objects. Any trauma can introduce surface germs into openings in the skin caused by the trauma, or push germs into the bladder through the short urethra.The toys may be contaminated by potentially harmful germs.Cleaning toys and rinsing after sessions can reduce the problems associated with the activity. ...Read more

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Can you get an STD from being fingered?

Can you get an STD from being fingered?

Yes: Herpetic Whitlow (Herpes on the fingers) is contagious and can be transmitted directly. If you have reason to believe that you have been infected you should see a physician diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Can a yeast infection be cure by itself when you have your period?

Can a yeast infection be cure by itself when you have your period?

No: Having your period will not cure a yeast infection. Effective treatments include vaginal preparations that contain nystatin, miconazole, clotrimazole, butoconazole, terconazole and tioconazole. Most of these are available over the counter without a prescription. ...Read more

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Can you get an earache from a bacterial infection in your eye?

Can you get an earache from a bacterial infection in your eye?

Sort of: Eyes, ears, nose, sinuses and throat are connected. Usually if it is your eye and ear that are infected it is from one virus infection. You can get a bacterial infection in the sinus that spreads to the ears and eyes. This is seen more in children. They usually start with virus. (clear discharge) most eye infections are virus and can develop into bacterial. (thick yellow, green) wash your hands! ...Read more

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Can you get over an allergy by exposing yourself to it?

Can you get over an allergy by exposing yourself to it?

Usually not but: The answer depends upon what item you are discussing.....This doesnt work with foods(although research is promising to do so), regarding pollens mold spores etc...If you expose yourself through allergy shots, it will work. It's best for you to see an allergist to have a consultation and simple testing..They will be very helpful. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you get an STD from a dog licking your vagina? (or what other problems can occur)

Can you get an STD from a dog licking your vagina? (or what other problems can occur)

Unlikely: This is a sexual perversion but indulged in by some. Dog saliva is actually less infective than human saliva; dogs generally have clean mouths. You might rarely get an odd infection but std's are species specific and so you could not get this from such behaviour. ...Read more

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