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Could A Respiratory Infection Be Spread Through Oral Sex
An infection of the upper or lower respiratory tract. Upper respiratory tract infections include the common cold, laryngitis, pharyngitis, tonsillitis, sinusitis and otitis media. Lower respiratory tract infections include bronchitis, bronchiolitis, tracheitis and pneumonia. These infections can be caused by a ...Read more
Oral sex to blame?: I would doubt it. That is the simple answer, but i suspect there is more to this question. Was kissing involved? Was there any trauma to your airway or theirs? Were either of you sick prior to the sexual encounter? Was there an exchange of body fluids? Now, a throat infection or an oral infection from gonorrhea, chlamydia, herpes, or syphilis is known to occur during sexual activity. ...Read more
Can syphilis spread without a chancre present after oral sex with a male? Would it present as an upper respiratory infection 3 mos later?
Syphilis: Yes it can occur without a visible chancre. Upper respiratory infection 3 mos later would be very rare, but syphilis is known as the great masquerader and can present in almost any fashion. You should go and be checked for all STDs and stop having unprotected sex. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more
Mucosa: Hello. The reason your sinuses, ears and respiratory airways get infected at the same time is because the lining or mucosa is continuous. They are comprised of the exact same cells, mucus and pathogens. It is very hard to look at magnified areas of the ears, nose, throat and airways and differentiate one from the other. Since they are continuous, inflammation or infection can easily travel. ...Read more
I had a bad respiratory infection about a month ago..It was really bad.I got on oral steroids for 6 days a really strong dose now im pooping mucus. What do I do?
Mgt suggestions: After a respiratory infection, there can be residual asthma associated symptoms. If this is associated with cough, chest tightness, wheezing, for example, then an inhaler to reverse bronchospasm may alleviate the symptoms. Since you have pulmonary hypertension, it is important to follow up with your specialist. They can adjust your oxygen supplementation to keep your saturation above 90 percent. ...Read more
6month old has upper respiratory infection goin on day 9 and she's worse. Could it have turned into something else?
Perhaps: A cold can last maybe 7 to 10 or 12 days but at this point she should be showing some e improvement, if she is getting worse, like fever, more irritable, not eating or sleeping it might have gone into an ear infection. So if no improvement have her seen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Comfort: You have a cold...rest and hydrate. Not much else you can do. Try not to spread it to others. Please be specific in your next question if you want something more. ...Read more
Could you tell me what's the best medicine you can buy over-the-counter for an upper respiratory infection?
I've had a respiratory infection for 8 days now. It's getting worse now, my whole body hurts. I don't have a fever, but could it still be the flu?
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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