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Can You Spread Chlamydia Through Kissing
Chlamydia infection is a sexually transmitted infection caused by a bacteria. Genital symptoms include burning on urination, vaginal or penile discharge, pain with sexual intercourse or no symptoms at all. In many patients without symptoms, chlamydial infections can spread upwards into the abdomen and cause serious complications due to scarring. Newborns can acquire chlamydial eye infection from birth ...Read more
Potentially: Chlamydial species can be present in oral secretions but are usually eliminated by the enzymes in saliva. They do, however, cause atypical pneumonias, conjuncitivitis, and at least theoretically can produce other forms of upper respiratory infection. If you are referring to non-gonococcal urethritis or pelvic infection it is very unlikely to be acquired like that, and is almost always sexually. ...Read more
How can Chlamydia be transmitted through oral sex, but not kissing?For instance if I had chlamydia n gave oral sex to some one ?
Very rare: Chlamydia transfer involves extensive exposure of mucosa to infected fluid; it would be hard to imagine kissing fervently enough to lead to transmission, but due to proximity, it is always possible. The vast majority of the time, transmission is by sexual contact. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No.: Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease and lives only (for practical purposes) in the genitourinary tract often causing symptoms but occasionally reading there asymptomatically in carrier individuals. If you have had unprotected intercourse you should be checked for pregnancy and stds including gonorrhea, chlamydia and hiv. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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