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Communicable Diseases That Are Spread Through 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
Bacteria are plentiful throughout the gastro-intestinal tract the GI tract begins at the lips of the mouth and ends at the anus.
Some of the 'normal flora' of the GI tract can be found throughout the system, some of the bacteria are more regional due to other factors...Ph, oxygen concentration, etc. ...Read more
No: Unless you are exposed to vaginal secretion. ...Read more
Just found out I have trichomonas. Should I test my children? Can it be spread through saliva? Does it cause sores in the mouth?
No: Cjd also known as mad cow disease is considered a prion disease. Prions are a type of infectious protein. Also, cjd has a very long incubation period (50 years) so it is difficult to study. It is believed that it is spread through ingestion of infected protein mainly beef organs. So far studies suggest that it is not transmitted via blood or saliva. ...Read more
Is MRSA spread through saliva after treatment? Mom said not to share food with friend that had it in 2012, she works in medical, & says I will get it.
My son drank out of another player's water bottle at hockey tonight on accident. Just read that meningitis is spread through saliva and freaking out!
Sometimes: If the infecting organism gets to the mouth by contact with an infected area one one person, another person could get the infection by kissing, but if is unusual. ...Read more
See below: Norovirus is mainly spread by fecal-oral route. The virus is shed in stool and also by airborne droplets of vomitus. You contract the virus by eating contaminated food or drink, by touching a surface that's been contaminated or by exposure to the vomitus. If a person recently vomited, saliva would transmit the virus. You are mostly contagious during the acute illness and for several days after. ...Read more
Can bacterial gastroenteritis spread through saliva i.E. Kissing, etc? Or would the other person get infected with it?
Not a concern: In general. You probably will not want to be around others too much anyway feeling like you do. Be aggressive seeing your GI doc and treating the issue. ...Read more
I think I may have accidentally drank from the wrong water bottles what types of diseases can be transmitted through saliva (e.g. HiV or HBV)?
Can MRSA be spread through saliva? My infant daughter has it and she drools a lot from teething. Also what is the incubation period for MRSA? How long
MRSA: MRSA (methicillin resistant staph aureus) can be spread via saliva as well as other body fluids. You would be at additional risk for infection if breaks in your skin come in contact with your daughter's saliva. Incubation period for MRSA is one to ten days after entering skin breaks or damaged mucus membranes such as nose or mouth. Key to carefully wash hands after coming in contact w her saliva. ...Read more
If one gets high risk HPV orally can it be spread through saliva onto person in the sense of one drinking from the same glass as the infected perso?
Dog shake him towards me and saliva came out spread rabies virus through air? Clarify me rabies is spread bitting or through air? If I am vaccinated?
I'm a guy and another guy sucked and licked then spread saliva all over my nipple, just wondering if I could catch any STDs or STIs through this?
STD: It is inordinately unlikely that you will get any STD in this fashion. ...Read more
Can cold sore virus be spread via breath, just air no saliva? I breathed through my mouth onto my palm and MIGHT be developing cold sore under beard.
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
Different strains: The hpv that causes warts on skin are a different strain than what causes hpv in the mouth. Like humans are made up of many different strains, with different skin, eye and hair color, different shapes. So you can have warts on your hands and hpv in your mouth, but they aren't likely spread from one to the other. ...Read more
Typically no: The cdc web site indicates that the rash can occur on elbows, knees, and buttocks, as well as the usual palms of hands and soles of feet. ...Read more
I have an oral cavity/small cut in my mouth and my cut crosses with that; could the disease pass through cuts/sores?
Yes: Any cut can get infected. Oral tissues are pretty resilient, however. Would be good idea to have your dentist take a look. ...Read more
Just had some doubts about how hiv is spread.......can it be spread through unknown particles in the air if they go in the mouth??
Can herpes spread through your body like could I have it on my private area and the next time it be on my neck or mouth?
If you have gum disease on one tooth or one area of the mouth, does the disease spread to other teeth?
How can genital herpes 1 be spread? (mouth herpes on genitals) through oral? Sex? And does it cause pain in thighs at all? Or give prickly sensations?
Genital or oral sex: Genital herpes due to HSV1 is not commonly spread at all, a lot less than HSV2. Outbreaks and asymptomatic viral shedding are infrequent. But transmission is possible by intercourse (genital to genital) or oral sex (genital to mouth). GH doesn't cause leg pain or give "prickly sensations" -- maybe rarely just before an outbreak, but never the only symptom and never lasting more than 1-2 days. ...Read more
Can the infection from the abscess spread to the throat through. Tissue, or in other words cause white, red, an yellow patches to appear in the mouth?
Can HPV be spread through indirect contact? For example, if my finger touches a genital wart and I lick my finger with my tongue, can I get mouth wart
No risk: This is one of at least 3 questions you have asked about HPV, all of them suggesting you are unnecessarily worried about catching it. You are at risk of HPV only by sex with infected partners. Nobody can say the risk is zero with this sort of contact, but it is far too low to worry about. If you are sexually active, even with only one partner, that's how you'll get HPV someday. No other way. ...Read more
My boyfriend is a nail bitter could he spread germs to me through kissing by his fingers in his mouth or spread the stomach flu even if he's not sick?
Yes: If his hands are not clean, it is possible to spread germs. But germs are spread in many other ways too. ...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 more
That's the nature...: "That's the nature of the beast, " as people say. It is just that way. Different germs have different ways of getting you. It depends on things like how well a germ survives in certain parts of one's body, how well they multiply there, how many there are, and then traits like how infectious or how contagious they are, how well our immune defenses are in various bodily parts, etc... ...Read more
Impetigo is caused: By 2 bacteria, most often "staph", occasionally "strep." it's often on the face, around or in the nose of toddlers ; spreads by contact with the infected sores or nasal discharge or by kids' scratching a lesion, then touching an area of broken skin. It's not really saliva-spread, but kissing a tot with nasal lesions ; a drippy nose isn't a good idea, especially if you have cracked lips/skin. ...Read more
HPV and Saliva:
Yes. But, remember that most of us are infected with a strain of hpv by age 26.
This will be an interesting story to follow as medicine learns more about hpv; finds more and better tests to predict the cancers this virus can cause.
And, now that there is the gardisil vaccine all at risk (all young adults) should get vaccinated. ...Read more
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
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