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Doctor insights on: Contagious Blood Diseases

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What kinds of blood diseases lead to confusion?

What kinds of blood diseases lead to confusion?

Many types: Sepsis which is an infection in your blood can definitely cause infection. Also lymphoma when it is very active and leukemia can cause confusion. Blood carries oxygen and glucose to the brain so it is quite important for clear thinking. ...Read more

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One is able to transmit an infection to another by ...Read more


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My boyfriend won't sleep with me until I get tested for any and all blood diseases. Is this necessary?

My boyfriend won't sleep with me until I get tested for any and all blood diseases. Is this necessary?

Not at all: Does he have phobias which might need to be addressed by psychologist or psychiatrist? Sexually transmitted diseases can be almost 100% prevented by use of a condom. Maybe time has come to consider finding a new bf. ...Read more

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Blood diseases, will this show up on a full work up of blood if I had it?

Blood diseases, will this show up on a full work up of blood if I had it?

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

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What are the different types of auto-immune blood diseases?

What are the different types of auto-immune blood diseases?

At least 63: Antiphospholipid syndrome
autoimmune addison’s disease
autoimmune hemolytic anemia
autoimmune hepatitis
autoimmune inner ear disease
autoimmune lymphoproliferative  syndrome (alps)
autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura (atp)
behcet’s disease
bullous pemphigoid
cardiomyopathy
celiac sprue-dermatitis
chronic fatigue syndrome immune deficiency syndrome (cfids)
and many more. ...Read more

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What blood diseases are related to a low platelet count?

What blood diseases are related to a low platelet count?

Lots...not all bad.: Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (itp).
Autoimmune diseases...Like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.
Bacteria in the blood, and severe infections
viral infections.
Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (ttp).
Hemolytic uremic syndrome.
Medications. Heparin, quinidine, quinine, sulfa-containing antibiotics, anticonvulsants. ...Read more

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Is palstic head of fractional laser hand changed between patient or not ;it can transmit blood diseases?

Is palstic head of fractional laser hand changed between patient or not ;it can transmit blood diseases?

Unclear: If you would kindly rephrase your question, it is a little unclear to me what your point is
thanks. ...Read more

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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

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

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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?

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

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How long outside the body can a drop of blood with HIV remain contagious?

How long outside the body can a drop of blood with HIV remain contagious?

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

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How long can HIV remain contagious outside the body inside a drop of blood?

How long can HIV remain contagious outside the body inside a drop of blood?

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

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Can you tell me is there a type of hepatitis contagious by touching someone or sharing blood?

Can you tell me is there a type of hepatitis contagious by touching someone or sharing blood?

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

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Dried HIV infected blood, is it contagious?

Dried HIV infected blood, is it contagious?

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

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I've been living for 3 days with someone infected by typhus. Is it contagious? Should I take a blood test?

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

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Is dry blood with HIV contagious? Cdc

Is dry blood with HIV contagious? Cdc

In general terms. No: The HIV virus has a short lifespan outside the human body and in dried human secretions. The virus quickly denatures and becomes noninfectious.....But an exact time for infectivity has not been studied and can't get be quoted to you. ...Read more

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Is a staph infection in the blood contagious?

Is a staph infection in the blood contagious?

Not usually: But the bug is on and around the infected person. Wash your hands carefully to prevent spread. ...Read more

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Is blood of a cancer patient contagious? Can that blood give someone else cancer?

Sort of: Some blood cancers, lymphomas, oral cancers are associated with the virus that causes infectious mononucleosis, ebv. It can be transmitted from person to person as well as through blood transfusion. For vast majority of the cases, cancer is not contagious. ...Read more

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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

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Can you carry the herpes virus in your blood and never be contagious?

Can you carry the herpes virus in your blood and never be contagious?

Not in blood: Herpes simplex viruses live in nerve endings, and can be transmitted to other persons by intimate contact, even when you have no symptoms. ...Read more

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Is blood cancer contagious? Are you at risk if you touch the blood of. Blood cancer patient?

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

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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?

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?

Very short time: Blood cells need nutrition to survive more than a couple of minutes. So unless the blood is kept frozen the cells are dead within 1-2 minutes. ...Read more

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If someone HIV positive person bleeds on clothing how long is that blood contagious?

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

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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

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

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If you have an ingestion of some blood HCV (without open wounds in your mouth)have some risk of contagious?

If you have an ingestion of some blood HCV (without open wounds in your mouth)have some risk of contagious?

Possibly: I assume you mean HIV which is a virus.You may not have a noticeable wound but if your gums are inflamed and bleed easily than there is a risk of not only HIV but hpv and hepatitis virus being transmitted ...Read more

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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

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

No: What you talking about probably igg level, this stay positive after infection. You may have past infection. You should see infectious disease physician. May need ebv pcr ...Read more

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Body itchy not scabies/bedbugs, negative blood&skintest, contagious, red splotches with hotbath, any clue what it is? No allergies

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

See a doctor: Coughing up blood can be non-serious (blood from dried out nasal passages) or it can be serious (bacterial infection in the lungs, cancer). I would get seen by a doctor, possibly get a chest x-ray and treatment for whatever the underlying cause might be. ...Read more

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Touching other people's blood; what diseases can you get in the u.S.?

Touching other people's blood; what diseases can you get in the u.S.?

Bloodborne Disease: Blood born diseases include but are not limited to hiv, hepatitis b and hepatitis c. Wearing safety equipment like gloves is very important if you believe you may be exposed to blood at your job. ...Read more

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What are rare blood disorders?

What are rare blood disorders?

MANY: There are many rare blood disorders, too many to catalogue here. Aplastic anemia, hairy cell leukemia, are just 2. ...Read more

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What works to use to fight blood disorder?

Which one?: Please be more specific. There are dozens of blood disorders with different treatment. ...Read more

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Can the disease neurodermatitis be contagious?

Can the disease neurodermatitis be 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

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Is celiac disease contagious?

Is celiac disease contagious?

No: Celiac disease is not contagious, but it is familial and hereditary. It is a type of immune system disorder in which a person reacts strongly to the protein "gluten", found in grains such as wheat, barley, malted barley, rye, etc... ...Read more

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Is tenia a contagious disease?

Is tenia a contagious disease?

Tinea...: ...Is fungus. When you have tinea, you very likely caught it from someone else; so yes, it's contagious. ...Read more