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Effects Of Semen In Your Eye
Semen contact: With your eyes can definitely cause eye irritation but not an infection. This will lead to eye redness. However, unlike an actual eye infection, this should resolve pretty quickly after you irrigate your eye with water. ...Read more
Is it possible to get eye herpes or other sexually transmitted disease from getting infected semen in your eye?
Unlikely: In the rare event that your partner had some infectious disease in his urinary/seminal tract, then you might receive an infection. Most semen however, is sterile, and the components are non-irritating, not dangerous and will be quickly flushed out by the natural cleansing action of tears. ...Read more
If a person with syphilis wipes semen and/or sores on a steering wheel, can I get it from touching that right after and rubbing eyes?
Far Fetched: The doctors here through lots of dramatic situations have stopped reacting to impossible or far fetched scenarios when it comes to the risk of infectious diseases. In the real world I cannot in any way see how the scenario you have described plays out. But, syphilis. Is caught from an infected sore skin to skin or direct blood or semen to skin. There is no transmission vector of inanimate objec. ...Read more
Eye lid semen: Ordinarily there will be no ill effects... If you develope symptoms see your doctor. ...Read more
My boyfriend squirted semen in my eye. It burns really bad and it's watery. It hurts to open it. What should I do?
Rinse your eye. Then open your eye and rinse it again. Tapwater is fine. Eyewash is even better.
You will be fine. ...Read more
I got semen on my eye. My eyes were closed but I think some got into my eye and not its red and irritated. What can I do to heal it?
Get an eye examinati: Because of the risk of contracting an std infection in the eye, it is important to obtain an eye examination to rule this out.'. ...Read more
About 2 am Sunday morning my boyfriend accidentally got semen in my eye and now I have pink eye, is there any way this is from the semen?
Yes it is possible although it may be a coincidence. Males can be easily infected with either Chlamydia or gonorrhea without having symptoms but then pass on those infections. Both bacteria can cause pink eye although gonorrhea results in COPIOUS pus draining from the eye.
You can also get a chemical pink eye from various substances but that seems less likely in this case. ...Read more
Need irrigation: Semen is acidic in nature and needs to be treated as a chemical burn. Make sure the eyes are flushed aggressively and seek medical attention to ensure the pH of the tear film goes back to baseline. After this many eye specialists will recommend a course of antibiotic drops. Consider also being checked for STI since this is a mode of transmission ...Read more
Std's: Eye contact with semen is contact of a potentially infectious fluid with a mucous membrane. Thus transmission of many stds can occur--a person infected with HPV may be infected with other diseases. HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea--these can all be transmitted in this manner and enter the body through the eye. You should be checked for stds including HIV by your physician. ...Read more
If semen that is infected with the HIV virus contacts the eyes of a person who is HIV negative, will the person become infected with HIV?
Probably not: The mucosal surfaces are relatively protected. Most people who become infected have heavy exposure in areas where the barrier is likely to be broken. Do try to keep semen out of your eyes in any case. It has enzymes that are irritating. And if you are in love with someone who is HIV-positive, they should be on treatment (makes less infectious) and using barrier protection. Best wishes. ...Read more
Low risk for all: There are no data on this, only educated guesswork. But some risk undoubtedly exists for all STDs. But even busy STD clinics rarely see patients with STDs involving the eyes, even though there must have been millions of sexual exposures in which semen or vaginal fluids contacted persons' eyes. So the risk obviously is very low. But can't say it's zero. ...Read more
If semen infected with HPV and Herpes contacted my eye, what are the chances that I will get HPV-related cancer on my eye and will I get eye warts?
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