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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?
My 4 year old is going through an upper respiratory infection her belly is upset when she tried to #2 nothing came out but white bubbles?
Evaluation: It could be part of viral infection but he should be evaluated by his doctor to find the cause so be treated. ...Read more
My hubby & 10 wk son r sick, respiratory infection, 6 days. I think I may b getting it, pervention?
Hard to prevent it: If one truly has gotten a cold virus, it will have to run its course. Some people take extra vitamin c (may upset the stomach) and some take extra zinc (most lozenges have lots of sugar), but how much these things help is uncertain. Avoiding overexertion, such as not running a 3-mile race, is wise. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help with aches and fevers. A doctor can check for strep throat or the flu. ...Read more
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?
Pollutants: Possibly from pollutants in the air.Get a more detailed 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
Sinus infection: Most viral respiratory infections will resolve spontaneously after 7=10 days. Persistent cold like symptoms is suggestive of sinus infection. Frequently with sinus infections there is associated cough. Sinusitis will sometimes also resolve spontaneously or respond to antibiotics. ...Read more
It depends on the type of infection. If you have strep, then Amoxicillin is one choice.
If you have a more atypical respiratory illness such as mycoplasma, then a course of Azithromycin is indicated. If you are allergic to any medications, it is important that you let your physician know. Most respiratory illness are viral and in healthy individuals requires no antiviral treatment. ...Read more
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
600mg: This dose 3 times daily, each 8 hours apart should do it. Care is to be taken as to the real reason for it, the extent of the drug need and the side effects like c diff infection. ...Read more
Testing for asthma is a very simple process. It is mostly dependent on your oral history of attacks, when where and why. Respiratory infections can also be diagnosed through routine tests. If you think you are having symptoms of either, please get checked by your physician.
Good luck. ...Read more
Walking is good: Walking exercises are good to do when you have a uri. ...Read more
You can't: You don't "cure" viral uris. They go away on their own while you treat the symptoms. ...Read more
6month old has upper respiratory infection goin on day 9 and she's worse. Could it have turned into something else?
URTI: Treating the infection & staying warm, plenty of fluids. ...Read more
Airborne & fingers: The air you breathe & fingers that touch your face/lips will bring you the agents of respiratory illness. They are usually symptomatic within 48-72 hours of your exposure. Good hand washing and antiseptic hand solution can cut your risk level. ...Read more
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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