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Friend shared a drink with someone who has herpes in throat, can she get herpes by that?

Friend shared a drink with someone who has herpes in throat, can she get herpes by that?

Potentially: The virus can be shed even if no active sores--and since is located in the throat, is possible, even if not probable. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Herpangina (Definition)

Good day; Herpangina is a viral infection which causes small blisters (vesicles) that quickly rupture to form small ulcers. Most common in youngsters; however, Herpangina has potential to affect all ages. The virus is usually spread by mouth- via the saliva. Symptoms include fever, headaches, and terrible sore throats. Oral meds. acetaminophen or ibuprofen and ...Read more


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Can someone pass herpes by sharing food?her mouth is covered with some ulcer and her boss has herpes

Can someone pass herpes by sharing food?her mouth is covered with some ulcer and her boss has herpes

Yes, but: In general only if utensils or glasses are shared, or you have contact with oral secretions of the infected person. At a traditional meal where everyone has their own plates and utensils and the serving dishes are not eaten out of directly, there is essentially no risk. ...Read more

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Sex with someone who has herpes?

Sex with someone who has herpes?

Not recommended: Transmission of herpes simplex virus (hsv) can occur quickly in new sexual relationships. Although transmission from a source female to a susceptible male is lower than vice versa, the likelihood of becoming infected increases with more sexual encounters, especially during unprotected sex. Transmission can occur even if the source has no lesions or symptoms. ...Read more

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Can you catch herpes simplex 2 from receiving oral intercourse from someone who has a sore on their mouth?

Can you catch herpes simplex 2 from receiving oral intercourse from someone who has a sore on their mouth?

I assume you mean or: Sex, yes, if someone has a herpes sore on their mouth, whether it is type 1 or type 2 , doesn't matter which type, the herpes can be transferred ot the genital region. ...Read more

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An elderly hospitalized family member tested positive for vre. Should other family members who visit get tested or worry about getting infected?

An elderly hospitalized family member tested positive for vre.  Should other family members who visit get tested or worry about getting infected?

No: Worry serves no purpose and can only detract from your enjoyment and meaning spending time with your family member. Many of us harbor resistant bugs but they are themselves no more aggressive than the ones in our mouths, only more troublesome to treat should they get a foothold, which in healthy younger folks is unlikely. Wash you hands like you ordinarily would and cherish the time with others. ...Read more

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I have an au pair who will be returning from visiting 2 family members in Jamaica who have Chikungunya. Should she be quarantined and for how long?

I have an au pair who will be returning from visiting 2 family members in Jamaica who have Chikungunya. Should she be quarantined and for how long?

Quarantine should: not be needed. Chikungunya is primarily transmitted via Aedes aegypti & albopictus mosquitoes. It has also been transmitted to lab staff who handled infected patient blood. ...Read more

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Can you please describe emotional needs of families who have a familiy member who has dementia?

Can you please describe emotional needs of families who have a familiy member who has dementia?

Great question!: Caregiver stress/burnout; caregivers develop a love-hate(don't we all) relationship with the pt. The pt with dementia is usually happy but the family's not. Recommend going onto www.Alz.Org and look for local resources. Recommend the caregiver getting 1/2 or 1 day off per week to maintain sanity. Thanks! ...Read more

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Can I get an std from sharing drinks with someone who had blood in their mouth or has given oral sex?

Can I get an std from sharing drinks with someone who had blood in their mouth or has given oral sex?

Here are some...: People contract infection at exposing to causative bacteria if the natural barrier - skin &/ or mucosa is broken. Active bleeding indicated such breaking and oral sex may induce invisible micro-injury, leading to contracting infection, but not necessarily developing disease depending personal humoral immunity. Exampes: HPW, chlamydia, etc. More? Ask doc timely. ...Read more

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Any support groups for kids who have a parent with cancer?

Any support groups for kids who have a parent with cancer?

Yes: As a parent of a childhood cancer survivor, i can relate to what you are going through. There are definitely support groups out there for parents depending on where you live. The american childhood cancer foundation and the american cancer society both have lists of parent groups. Sibling groups can also be helpful if a sibling is involved. It is helpful to talk with others with similar exp. ...Read more

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Safe to kiss or have sex with someone who has mrsa?

Maybe maybe not: Mrsa is methicillin resistant staph aureus that in the community form tends to cause skin infections and abscesses. You are at risk in contracting MRSA with any form of close personal contact and or sharing of clothing or other personal items. It depends on where the MRSA infection is but generally speaking - close personal contact is the best way to acquire this sort of infection. ...Read more

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Can you get oral HPV from sharing a drink with someone who has oral HPV?

Can you get oral HPV from sharing a drink with someone who has oral HPV?

UNLIKELY: in order to acquire papilloma virus infection you need multiple direct contacts with the infected person , , ' sharing a drink ' is not enough contact , of course avoiding is a better method ...Read more

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Could you give me a list of specialists in florida or cuba area who deals with children with hematuria?

Could you give me a list of specialists in florida or cuba area who deals with children with hematuria?

Hematuria doctors: You should call the hospital in the area that the child resides in an ask for a list of pediatric urologists who can find out the cause of the hematuria and start the child on a treatment plan to resolve it. Good luck. ...Read more

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We recently hired a caretaker who has polio, can we get infected with it?

We recently hired a caretaker who has polio, can we get infected with it?

Doesn't have polio: Your caretaker doesn't have polio; he or she has complications from prior polio. There has been no polio in the western hemisphere for many, many years. You can't get polio from this person. ...Read more

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A person has a cut in her mouth and bad teeth she shares utensils with a HIV positive person will she become infected with HIV?no sexual contact

A person has a cut in her mouth and bad teeth she shares utensils with a HIV positive person will she become infected with HIV?no sexual contact

Probably at risk: If by sharing utensils you mean she uses the same utensil to eat her food IMMEDIATELY after the HIV positive person has placed food in their mouth.....and there is no cleaning of that utensil in between uses....then, I believe she is at risk. But if by share you mean that the same utensils are being used by everyone BUT they are also being cleaned and dried between uses by any of those 2. ...Read more

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Precautions that are need to live with someone with genetal herpes?

Precautions that are need to live with someone with genetal herpes?

See below: If the person is your sexual partner, avoid intercourse when he or she has active lesions, and use condoms at all times to minimize your risks ( although your risk will still not be zero despite these precautions). If he or she is not your sexual partner, there really should not be any risk to you. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes2 from a toilet seat or such? Live with someone who was diagnosed with herpes2. No physical contact

Can you get herpes2 from a toilet seat or such? Live with someone who was diagnosed with herpes2. No physical contact

The : The chance of catching herpes from living with an infected person with whom you share a non-sexual relationship is extremely small. The virus has to enter the body through a break in the skin such as a cut or mucus membranes like the mouth or genitals. The transmission of herpes via a toilet seat, towels, bedclothes, or hot tub is extremely unlikely since the virus can only live for a short time off of the body. ...Read more

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Can you contract oral herpes by sharing drink with infected person?

Can you contract oral herpes by sharing drink with infected person?

Herpes: Nope. And remember you are much more likely to already have herpes than not. A significant majority of americans have oral herpes, now known as hsv type one. At least 75% of americans have been exposed to this herpes and this usually happens in childhood. ...Read more

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Can u get type 2 herpes from having oral sex with someone who has type 1 herpes?

Can u get type 2 herpes from having oral sex with someone who has type 1 herpes?

If he also has Type2: One can only get type 2 herpes from another person with type 2 herpes. One cannot get type 2 from somebody who does not have type 2. So, the big question is, does he also have type 2? A visit to a primary care doctor can help figure that out, if worried. ...Read more