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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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Can diseases be transmitted by spit in someone's eye?

Can diseases be transmitted by spit in someone's eye?

Some yes, mostly no: Colds and flu can be spread this way, and perhaps gastrointestinal infections like norovirus, but few serious infections. For example, no significant risk of blood borne infections like HIV or viral hepatitis. ...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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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.?

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

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Can HIV be transferred if someone spat water on your face ( including eyes and mouth)?

Can HIV be transferred if someone spat water on your face ( including eyes and mouth)?

Highly unlikely: HIV is essentially a blood borne virus and not usually transmitted by saliva.An infectious disease specialist is best qualified to answer your question,however. ...Read more

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Could dry eye and dry mouth be related? Is there any disease associated with the two?

Could dry eye and dry mouth be related? Is there any disease associated with the two?

Sjogrens Syndrome: There are many causes of dry eyes and dry mouth. One such syndrome sjogrens syndrome, people have dry eyes and dry mouth. It is considered an autoimmune disease. You should see your doctor to get the correct diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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Is it possible to accidentally transfer my genital herpes to my eyes, nose or mouth?

Is it possible to accidentally transfer my genital herpes to my eyes, nose or mouth?

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

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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?

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. http://www.dassmd.com/facelift/facelift-in-los-angeles.html. ...Read more

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I have dry eyes, dry mouth, rinitis, metal smell when i breathe and raynaud. Are there syntoms of another disease?

I have dry eyes, dry mouth, rinitis, metal smell when i breathe and raynaud. Are there syntoms of another disease?

Autoimmune disease: Your description sounds like an autoimmune disease such as sjögren's syndrome, lupus, or some other disease. See a rheumatogist. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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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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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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Spit in eye dangerous?

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

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If someone with mono spits in your eye will you catch it?

If someone with mono spits in your eye will you catch it?

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

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My baby got spit up on her eye. Will it cause damage since it's acidic? Tried to wash it out after.

My baby got spit up on her eye. Will it cause damage since it's acidic? Tried to wash it out after.

Saliva: Why do you think Saliva is acidic? Saliva is neutral ph between 6.5-7.5. Babies get spit in their eyes all the time. Its perfectly normal. Please talk to experienced adult parents around you for parenting support. ...Read more

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If u spit in somones eye can they get pink eye?

If u spit in somones eye can they get pink eye?

Yes: If the spitter has a respiratory virus, the eye can develop a viral infection. ...Read more

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Someone spit in your eye, can this cause infection?

Unlikely: The eye surface has powerful infection control and prevention mechanisms, which include antibodies in tears and tear flow, and blinking. While it is possible to contract an infection from saliva of another person, other than cold viruses, it is unlikely. ...Read more