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Can diseases be transferred through getting spit in your eye?

Can diseases be transferred through getting spit in your 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

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Is it possible for you to catch diseases from a lil spit getting in your eye?

Is it possible for you to catch diseases from a lil spit getting in your eye?

Technically, yes.: This is fairly unlikely because the healthy eye has a very effective immunological defense system. Nevertheless, a sufficient innoculum or breakdown in defenses could result in transmission of infection. The surface of the eye is a mucous membrane. ...Read more

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What disease illness can you get from getting spit in your eyes?

What disease illness can you get from getting spit in your eyes?

Anything: Any communicable disease would potentially be able to be transferred this way. Just like a sneeze. ...Read more

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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

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

No risk: This is one of those theoretical risks that has never been known to happen. Don't worry about it. Of course if you are otherwise at risk or concerned you could have HIV, get tested. But not because of this event. ...Read more

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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

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...: Saliva inactivates HIV and not known to transmit it, even when blood is also present. Your risk is exceedingly low, zero for practical purposes. Still, it sounds like maybe you're a dental hygienist or similar. If so, you're supposed to take routine precautions against such exposures, like glasses or goggles--not so much to protect against HIV, but other blood borne viruses, colds, influenza, etc ...Read more

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Can I catch strep from someone who has tested positive and spit in my eyes?

Can I catch strep from someone who has tested positive and spit in my eyes?

Strep: If the person is not under treatment for strep you can become infected ...Read more

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Should I worry if someone who i'm unsure of their health status spit and I felt it hit my eye?

Should I worry if someone who i'm unsure of their health status spit and I felt it hit my eye?

No: Unless you start having other symptoms like redness, pain, decreased vision, discharge, etc. Then shouldn't worry much. ...Read more

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What to do if someone spits in my eye?

What to do if someone spits in my eye?

Rinse the eye with: Saline or tap water. Watch and see over the next few days for any redness. If your vision is blurred or if the eye turns red, see your eye md. ...Read more