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Diseases Transferred Spit Eye
Usually not: Saliva generally has a low concentration of truly dangerous pathogens. On the intact corneal and conjunctival surface you have antibodies which neutralize many pathogens. Getting blood splashed into the eye is a different story which can transmit HIV and hepatitis. Just wash your eye out and you should be ok. ...Read more
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
Anything: Any communicable disease would potentially be able to be transferred this way. Just like a sneeze. ...Read more
If I spit in a sink on a toothpaste stain and a drop of water (maybe mixed with toothpaste used by another) cames back in my eye can I get any disease?
Don't worry: Highly unlikely, like the chance of winning the lottery. ...Read more
What are the diseases I can catch if someone accidentally spits into my eye and there is some blood mixed in with the saliva?
Blood exposure: Blood can carry disease & spread to another person. The other person would first have to have an active contagious infectious disease like hepatitis b, hepatitis c, or HIV. If you know the person, you can ask about their medical history. Even then the transmission is unlikely. Being vaccinated provides protection from Hepatitis B. Option to test for Hepatitis C and HIV & consider treatment. ...Read more
Can you get hiv if spit from another person accidentally flew into your eye? What if he had a cut in his mouth/gum disease? I could not wash my eyes
Is saliva from a hiv + person that gets in eye a risk if they also have gum disease (? blood)? My client accidentally spits and it gets in mouth/eyes
Low risk, but...: If a dental hygienist or similar, you're supposed to take routine precautions against such exposures, like glasses or goggles. HIV risk is low, but this also protects against other blood borne viruses, colds, influenza, etc. Saliva inactivates HIV and not known to transmit it, even when blood is also present, and your risk is very low. But if patient definitely has HIV, you may need treatment. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with sjrogen's disease and want to know how is this treated as the symptoms I have are different than the main ones-dryness of eyes and mouth.?
Dry eyes are common: Sjogren's is typically dry eyes, dry mouth and possibly arthritis. It is an autoimmune condition where the lacrimal gland is invaded by autoimmune cells, causing moderate to severe dryness. I usually start Restasis eye drops twice daily to help prevent worsening. Talk to your eye doctor if this seems appropriate for you. ...Read more
Herpes: Yes....Herpes virus can grow around and on the eye. Herpes infections of the cornea may result in corneal scarring and severe vision loss. Corneal infections of the eyelids may also cause scarring on the face and around the eye. Herpes infections inside the eye may cause death of parts of the retina, resulting in vision loss (ARN). ...Read more
Can a fat transfer make my face look younger? I have bags under my eyes and sunken cheekbones, not to mention the wrinkles around my eyes, nose, and mouth. Can I get a fat transfer to fill in some areas and smooth out my face without getting a facelift?
Fat is great:
A youthful face is typically a fuller face, and fat injections are a great way to restore that look. However, fat does not necessarily replace surgical repositioning of tissue through lower eyelid surgery or facelift surgery.
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I have dry eyes, dry mouth, rinitis, metal smell when I breathe and raynaud. Are there syntoms of another disease?
My nephew is showing signs of hand, foot, and mouth disease. My daughter just came to me with a very swollen under eye, any relation to HFMD?
No, but facial: Swelling may be. Infra-orbital cellulitis was caused by Haemophilus Influenzae Type B bacteria before HIB vaccines. If your daughter had 3-4 HIB vaccines, starting at 2 mos., she'd be protected. "Strep" & other bacteria can also infect the infra-orbital space. Trauma or allergy can cause it. If not red & tender, apply cool packs & see her MD tomorrow. If red, hot & tender, seek care tonight. ...Read more
Have high risk HPV with dysplasia not warts. Can I transfer it to hands eyes or mouth by simple touch or is it soley survivable in genital area?
Spit a droplet in ey: Wash your eyes with clean tap water few times and if eyes are not red or irritated or tearing then there is nothing to worry. Just watch for infection ...Read more
Strep: If the person is not under treatment for strep you can become infected ...Read more
Saliva in eye: Saliva usually has a low concentration of truly dangerous pathogens. Natural antibodies on the intact corneal and conjunctival surface neutralize many pathogens. Blood splashed into the eye, though, is a concern, as HIV and hepatitis can be transmitted. Any time you get any foreign substance in your eye, wash it out with water asap. If redness or pain ensue, see your eyemd. ...Read more
The kissing disease: Mono is transmitted via saliva, hence the nickname: kissing disease. It's highly contagious and having an infected-spit in your eye can transmit the disease. But, chances are you already had the disease and so this won't do much. Like all other "things in your eyes, "quickly flush it out with plenty of water will significantly reduce the possibility of harm. Cosult doc if u r concerned. Good luck. ...Read more
My baby got spit up on her eye. Will it cause damage since it's acidic? Tried to wash it out after.
My son has strep and he coughed and a little spit got in my eyes. Can I get strep in my eye. What are the symptoms that I should look out for.
No: That is not how you get POHS ...Read more
Not likely: First you may be surprised to know that most people have been infected with the herpes simplex I virus but only a small % of the people end up with cold sores. It is thus highly unlikely that you would get herpes from the spit. Herpes I is different from genital herpes which is herpes 2 which usually does not reside in the oral cavity. ...Read more
I gota little spit in my eye and now my eye lid is puffy can I use drop's to get the swelling down?
Spit in eye: Wash your eyes copiously with cold water to get the irritant out. Apply antibiotic eye drops. Depending on the source of the spit consult your medical doctor. If the spit belonged to another person. For the allergic reaction of puffy eyelids you could use OTC viisine for red eyes till you see your doctor. Spit from a stranger could carry unwanted virus particles ...Read more
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