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Contagious Blood Diseases
My boyfriend won't sleep with me until I get tested for any and all blood diseases. Is this necessary?
Depends what ordered: The routine blood work may hint clues, but not necessarily. Always alway history and physical exam and other additional testing would help decide. ...Read more
At least 63:
autoimmune addison’s disease
autoimmune hemolytic anemia
autoimmune inner ear disease
autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome (alps)
autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura (atp)
chronic fatigue syndrome immune deficiency syndrome (cfids)
and many more. ...Read more
Lots...not all bad.:
Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (itp).
Autoimmune diseases...Like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.
Bacteria in the blood, and severe infections
Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (ttp).
Hemolytic uremic syndrome.
Medications. Heparin, quinidine, quinine, sulfa-containing antibiotics, anticonvulsants. ...Read more
Is palstic head of fractional laser hand changed between patient or not ;it can transmit blood diseases?
If you would kindly rephrase your question, it is a little unclear to me what your point is
thanks. ...Read more
Heeeeeeeelp me is plastic head of fractional laser hand must changed between patient ;is it can transmit any blood diseases?
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I recently noticed a hickeylike spot in the crevis of my collar bone. No family history of blood diseases and never been in relationship or had sex.
Observe: If recurrent, or occurs in multiple locations, then contact your health care provider ...Read more
I ave extreme pain, bruises, numbess and tingling, severe pain while exercising, squeezing my calf hurts. We have rules out everything, including blood clots, fractures, blood diseases, and many more things. What do I have? Please this has been going info
Rest: It sounds as if you're doing too much. Try resting. ...Read more
Can someone infected with HSV either type 1 or type 2 donate blood yearly? Is it contagious other than being it a skin disease? Can HSV be lethal? Thnx
Yes: Hsv infection is not a contraindication to blood donation; most of the population has hsv 1, so that would be very problematic. The vast majority of the time it is a skin disease, but in the elderly, already sick, or immunosuppressed, it can become invasive and cause things like meningitis or hepatitis, or diffuse disseminated disease - this can be lethal. ...Read more
How can blood be contageous when it dries and you clean it I thought all STDs and disease are dead from sitting out for awhile?
Because it is: Blood born STD's include the hepatitis B virus, that has been shown to remain potentially infectious for more than 6 months. Only a minute blood particle is needed to for transfer. Persons acquiring Heb B from a needle stick cleaning out an abandoned crack house learned the hard way. Each germ has its own limit if present in dried blood, but all body fluids should be considered a potential threat. ...Read more
Very quickly: Hiv can not live out side the human body host for a long time. If the blood is dry its most likely not contagious. If its still wet or less than 10 min, it may still be contagious. Always protect your self with condoms and rubber gloves. Bleach can kill the virus and other bacteria on contact. ...Read more
Not long: The virus requires temperature very close to 98.6 and proper moisture. Exposed to an open environment without these conditions, it begins to die immediately, especially in small volumes. It might still be advised to use protection in direct contact with contaminated body fluid spills, but the risk is very low outside the body. Take care ; be well. ...Read more
Hepatitis: Hepatitis B and C are bloodborne infections. Transmission occurs through exposure to infected blood that gets into your system through an open wound or through mucosa (mouth, eyes, genital, rectal, e.g.). Hepatitis A is acquired through contaminated food and water. You cannot get Hep B or C by touching someone who is infected. ...Read more
HIV: If the blood has dried long enough for the cells within the fluid to have died the HIV will also succumb to drying. But you must remember that just touching infected blood is not going to transmit the virus unless there is a break in the skin or the blood is somehow transferred into your mucous membranes or bloodstream. ...Read more
I've been living for 3 days with someone infected by typhus. Is it contagious? Should I take a blood test?
Yes and No.: Yes, typhus is contagious and no, there is no blood test. Typhus is a type of mite. It is also known as chiggers or lice. Even with great hand washing and hygiene, you may acquire typhus from your roommate. Permethrin in the form of a dust or spray to clothing and bedding is highly effective against lice. Fabric treated with permethrin retains toxicity to lice even after 20 washings. ...Read more
Blood test just confirmed that the mono virus has reactivated in my body. What do I do now? And am I contagious?
Probably not: The monovirus (ebv) can remain in blood cells from which it can reactivate. This is detected by testing ebv dna or "viral load" in the blood and blood cells. In patients with some immune problems this can lead to problems. Otherwise, the body should control the reactivation and it should remain in the blood (and not in your nose/throat) and you are unlikely to be contageous. ...Read more
Absolutely not: Only a few rare leukemias are linked to viruses and there's no reason to think they are transmitted other than by intimate personal contact or transfusion. ...Read more
I know cancer is not contagious but if someone with cancer in their blood bled on a counter, how long would it take for the cancer cells to die?
Unclear: HIV does not survive well outside of the body, but if there is enough blood in the right temperature it could survive for a while. My suggestion is to wear gloves while handling the clothes and throw them away or wash them in very hot water with bleach. This should kill any surviving virus. Overall risk is most likely low. ...Read more
How long is acute bronchitis contagious? I'm over most symptoms except some fatigue and coughing up mucus and blood in the AM. Approx. Day 9
24 hours no fever: In general, to help avoid the spread of illness it is advisable to avoid close contact with others during the febrile phase until fever free (without medicine) for 24 hours. Now, know that viruses can be transmitted by secretions so STILL be sure to cover mouth when coughing and wash hands often! ...Read more
If you have an ingestion of some blood HCV (without open wounds in your mouth)have some risk of contagious?
I had an EBV blood test done to diagnose chronic fatigue syndrome, it can back positive at >8.0. Does that mean I am contagious? Really worried
Hello doctor, I have tuberculosis on my Rt epididimo and Rt Testicle. Is it contagious and spreadable I mean am I harmful to others? I do not have TB on my lungs or blood only in Rt testis. Please sugg
Not contagious: TB is not contagious if it's not in the lung. Good luck with your treatment! ...Read more
Body itchy not scabies/bedbugs, negative blood&skintest, contagious, red splotches with hotbath, any clue what it is? No allergies
Cholinergic Hives?: Cholinergic hives/urticaria is a hypersensitive response in the skin as a result of the body increasing in temperature (passively or actively), or the precipitating release of sweat. When an individual is exposed to a heat stimulus (typically in the form of physical exertion, high room temperature, or emotional responses), then the person may begin to feel an stinging or itching feeling on the body. ...Read more
High fever contagious? Last sunday I began having a high fever (103), chills, and body aches. My step mother has recently had chemo and her blood platlets where removed and then replaced in dec 2011. She has recently been receiving chemo once a month.
I went to my doctor because my nose is sore and red, it hurts when I sneeze and wipe it some blood. He said I have Mrsa and how long am I contagious?
Use HealthTap Prime: To discuss this complex situation or TTYD. Usually MRSA is diagnosed by a nasal swab. Most of the time, MRSA in the nose is a carrier state & not an active infection (exception: if your immune system is weakened). Most likely you have a viral infection (rhinosinusitis) which runs its course in 10-14 days (unless immunized). Humidifiers help w/ nosebleed. Stay hydrated (until urine runs clear). GL. ...Read more
I've been sick for a few days with headache and sore throat with pain and cough. Today I was coughing blood. Should it worry me? Is it contagious?
No: By definition, the term neurodermatitis implies no infection or disease but a nervous need to scratch. The nervous need to scratch may make other people nervous as well, but this is not truly contagious. ...Read more