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Is halitosis contagious?

Is halitosis contagious?

Depends on the cause: Depends upon what is the cause. Three common causes of halitosis that are not contagious: 1) sinus infection 2) stomach acids (heartburn) 3) improper brushing of teeth and tongue. Halitosis due to gingivitis or periodontitis is contagious. Avoid kissing and sharing utensils. Tip: parents should never share spoons and forks with toddlers because you could give them cavities. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Sandler
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Gum Disease (Definition)

Gun disease can range from gum swelling all the way to the bone keeping the teeth in place being lost, this can be be for a number of reasons, if you think you have gum disease please visit your ...Read more


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Is hallitosis contagious?

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Is hallitosis contagious?

Aren't contagious: The cause of 95%t of all cases of halitosis is bacteria. Luckily, nearly all oral bacteria cannot be spread from person to person. See your dentist for Halimeter test, diagnosis and bad breath treatment. ...Read more

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Is tonsillitis contagious?

Is tonsillitis contagious?

Yes: Generally it is, whether caused by a virus or a bacteria. Some people are more susceptible than others. ...Read more

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Is paronychia contagious?

Is paronychia contagious?

No: Parochychia is an infected embedded nail margin in a toe or finger. ...Read more

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Is thrush contagious?

Is thrush contagious?

No: Most people with normal immune systems do not get thrush. Ifants are an exception- they can get it, but you are not likely to catch it from them. ...Read more

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Is tracheitis contagious?

Is tracheitis contagious?

Not likely: Tracheitis is inflammation of the trachea from any of a number of reasons. Even if it is infectious, it is unlikely to result it spreading to another person. ...Read more

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Is brochitis contagious?

Is brochitis contagious?

Cold virus: Since bronchitis is usually caused by a cold virus, you might transmit the cold to someone else. That person may then get a cold, with or without bronchitis. ...Read more

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Is emphysema contagious?

Is emphysema contagious?

No...: Emphysema is a form of copd, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It is usually caused by smoking and it is not contagious. ...Read more

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Is cellulitis contagious?

Is cellulitis contagious?

No: The cellulitis in not contagious although the bacteria that cause it are because the infection is not on the skin. ...Read more

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Is cellulitis contagious?

Is cellulitis contagious?

Cellulitis isn't usually spread from person to person: Cellulitis is an infection of the deeper layers of the skin most commonly caused by bacteria that normally live on the skin's surface. You have an increased risk of developing cellulitis if you: Have an injury, such as a cut, fracture, burn or scrape, Have a skin condition, such as eczema, athlete's foot or shingles, Participate in contact sports, such as wrestling, Have diabetes or a weakened immune system, Have a chronic swelling of your arms or legs (lymphedema), Use intravenous drugs. Signs and symptoms of cellulitis include: Redness, swelling and tenderness, Warmth of the affected skin, Fever and chills, Swollen glands or lymph nodes. Left untreated, cellulitis can rapidly turn into a life-threatening condition. Treatment usually includes antibiotics. In severe cases, you may need to be hospitalized and receive antibiotics through your veins (intravenously). ...Read more

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Is peritonitis contagious?

Is peritonitis contagious?

No: There are multiple types of peritonitis, but almost all of them are caused by conditions that are not transmitted from person to person. There are some rare exceptions. Ask the dr. Caring for the affected patient, he will be able to elaborate based on the specifics of the case. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is cellulitis very contagious?

Is cellulitis very contagious?

Whats the cause ?: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender) . It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria. If you have repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong. ...Read more

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Is blepharitis contagious?

Is blepharitis contagious?

No: Blepharitis is an inflammatory condition, not an infectious one. It is not contagious. ...Read more

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Is legionnaires' disease contagious?

Is legionnaires' disease contagious?

No: If you refer from person-to-person- no. It is spread by aerosolized water that harbor the organism. Examples include air-conditioning vents, misters in the vegetable aisles, ornamental water features in hospital lobbies, and humidifiers with stagnant water. ...Read more

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Is sinusitis contagious?

Is sinusitis contagious?

No: Sinusitis is a bacterial infection. If it was caused by a viral upper respiratory infection (cold) then that is what would be contagious. ...Read more

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Is sinusitis contagious?

Is sinusitis contagious?

Usually not: The bugs causing sinusitis r usually the residents here--they live without causing problem because they exist in small number due the oxygen (toxic to these bugs) keeping them at bay. When nose/sinuses congested by cold/allergies blocking the oxygen exchange which allows the bugs to grow in excess and causes sinusitis. Treat the congestion and sinusitis often resolves w/o antibiotics. Consult doc. ...Read more

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Is colitis contagious?

Is colitis contagious?

Some are: Certain forms of infectious colitis can be directly transmitted from person-to-person due a low number of organisms needed to produce infection (shigellosis, e. Coli o157). Some are more likely to be transmitted from one to another through a vehicle in which the bacteria can grow to higher concentrations (salmonellosis, campylobacteriosis). Some are not transmissible like ulcerative colitis. ...Read more

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Is sepsis contagious?

Is sepsis contagious?

Not exactly: Sepsis is not a disease in and of itself - it is a syndrome (a constellation of symptoms) that result from the bodies attempt to fight off a severe infection +/- any direct toxins from the bacterium itself. The causes of sepsis can be contagious or not (for example, a urinary tract infection is not directly contagious, but pneumonia often is). ...Read more

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Is bronchitis contagious?

Is bronchitis contagious?

Yes: Inflammation of the bronchial tubes caused by either viruses or bacteria is contagious. ...Read more

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Gingivitis (Definition)

A form of gum disease caused by bacteria and poor oral hygiene that ...Read more


Contagious (Definition)

One is able to transmit an infection to another by ...Read more