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Common Diseases Spread By Saliva
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Fever/spots/pain: Hfm is a viral gut infection. Some kids can have it & run a brief temperature & never show other symptoms. Some have fever, localized spots on their wrists & nothing else. Some have terrible mouth sores, spots on wrists/forearms/legs feet & around the bottom & have cramping & loose stools. So fever, loose stools &cramps, amount & location of blisters seem to be the main variables. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hand washing: Hand foot and mouth is spread by coughing, sneezing and saliva. The best way to prevent spread to others is to wash hands frequently and avoid contact with sick persons. Toys, contaminated with saliva need to be cleaned. Children with fever and mouth sores should be excluded from daycare. 24 hours after the fever is gone it is reasonable to allow the child back into daycare. ...Read more
If you have gum disease on one tooth or one area of the mouth, does the disease spread to other teeth?
How common is it for genital warts to spread to your mouth or a partners mouth. I have read that oral warts are rare but is this actually true?
Rare but it Happens: You are correct in that warts in & around the mouth are rare but they generally are associated with those patient whose sexual partners have genital warts. The most common type is associated with the hpv virus for which there now is a vaccine but it only works for those not already infected. Hpv is associated with both cervical and penile cancers but it is rarely associated with oral cancer. ...Read more
My daughter had the new strand of hand, foot, & mouth disease about 2 months ago, now it's back! is this common?
In a child with hand foot mouth disease, how common is getting the rash around the anus, making it hand foot mouth anus?
HFB ds: Sometime we call it hand-foot-butt disease. It may afftect the buttucks area as well. I'm not quit sure about the anus per se (but it is close enough) ...Read more
Red bumps on my vulva now look like canker sores that i get in my mouth. Can canker sores spread to your genitals? What is it? Std? Behcet's disease?
Herpes or Behcet's: Genital ulcers can be caused by the herpes virus or one of several other sexually transmitted infections. In the us, herpes is the most common and can infect both the mouth and genitals. Behcet's disease can also cause oral and genital ulcers. You should be seen by a physician or an std clinic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: An assortment of health conditions can also cause a temporary over-production of saliva. For example, tonsillitis can cause an increased saliva production which stops when the tonsils are surgically taken out. Respiratory infections or an infection of certain glands can also result in excessive saliva. A common cold, strep throat and infectious mononucleosis are three common examples. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The clear, viscous fluid secreted by the salivary and mucous glands in the mouth. Saliva contains water, mucin, organic salts, and the digestive enzyme ptyalin. It serves to moisten the oral cavity, to initiate the digestion of starches, and to aid in the chewing and swallowing of food. Approximately 1 to 1.5 l ...Read more