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Is MRSA serious and can it be transmitted by human skin to skin contact?

Is MRSA serious and can it be transmitted by human skin to skin contact?

YES and YES: Mrsa is a bacteria that is resistant to a number of previously effective antibiotics by mouth to treat "staph" infections. Mrsa can be aggressive and cause severe soft tissue infections and can kill a patient if not treated in a timely fashion with the appropiate antibiotics. Mrsa is commonly found on the skin of certain people can spread by skin-to-skin (direct) or by fomite (indirect) contact. ...Read more

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Can a rotavirus be transmitted by skin to skin contact?

Can a rotavirus be transmitted by skin to skin contact?

Not usually: Most transmission of rotavirus is either by droplets in the air; or contaminated foodstuffs. ...Read more

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Herpes is only transmitted through skin to skin contact and not spit?

Both: Genital herpes can easily spread between partners avoiding genital/genital or oral/genital contact with an infected partner is key. It can be transmitted from bodily fluids but is primarily spread from direct contact. Condoms and antiviral meds such as Valtrex (valacyclovir) can reduce, but not eliminate the spread. ...Read more

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Can enterobacter cloacae be transferred if a roomate is infected? Like from skin to skin or surface contact?

Can enterobacter cloacae be transferred if a roomate is infected? Like from skin to skin or surface contact?

Probably no risk: Enterobacter is normal in everybody's intestines. You are not likely to be infected by contact with someone who has an a UTI or other infection caused by enterobacter. ...Read more

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How serious is MRSA and can you get it from human contact?

How serious is MRSA and can you get it from human contact?

Can be serious: Mrsa (methicillin-resistant staph aureus) can range from mild and annoying (skin abscesses) to life threatening (pneumonia and sepsis). Many people are colonized with the bacteria (harboring it on their bodies) but never get sick. It can be transmitted from human contact, including at gyms and saunas. ...Read more

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Can non-genital warts be transmited though skin to skin contact?

Can non-genital warts be transmited though skin to skin contact?

Yes: The virus that cause warts are part of the human papilloma family -- and skin contact is usually required. Auto-inoculation can also develop. But in general, the virus does not survive well free of a host. ...Read more

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Could chlamydia be spread by the skin contact?

Could chlamydia be spread by the skin contact?

Chlamydia: Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted disease (std) caused by the bacterium, chlamydia trachomatis, which can damage a woman's reproductive organs. Even though symptoms of chlamydia are usually mild or absent, serious complications that cause irreversible damage, including infertility, can occur "silently" before a woman ever recognizes a problem. Chlamydia also can cause discharge from the p. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be infected with HPV virus and get labia minora skin warts without sexual contact?

Is it possible to be infected with HPV virus and get labia minora skin warts without sexual contact?

Most HPV: Infections are sexually transmitted, but there rare exceptions. If you are infected, yes there can be warts. ...Read more

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Is it possible that genital warts can be transferred to the eyes? Can genital Warts cause blindness? If not how so?

Is it possible that genital warts can be transferred to the eyes? Can genital Warts cause blindness? If not how so?

Not common: I've personally never seen a case of genital warts in or around the eyes. I wouldn't say its impossible but that its very uncommon, even with exposure. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop a skin rash just from dry skin or are skin rashes caused by allergies?

Is it possible to develop a skin rash just from dry skin or are skin rashes caused by allergies?

Yes: and in the case of dry skin, one may see small raised bumps especially at the extremities. These will often be prevented by using a moisturizer with 3 minutes after bathing. A rash can also be induced by scratching as well. Some skin rashes are caused by allergies (often contact, drug etc) while many are not. ...Read more

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Is HPV spread through skin to skin contact? What types?

Is HPV spread through skin to skin contact? What types?

Yes: All types of hpv are transmitted by skin to skin contact. There are about 100 different types of hpv. About 50 are genitally transmitted. ...Read more

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Can molluscum contagiosum be transmitted by touching the lesion and then touching others, if the lesion is completely intact and not been scratched?

Can molluscum contagiosum be transmitted by touching the lesion and then touching others, if the lesion is completely intact and not been scratched?

Molluscum: Molluscum contagiosum is transmitted by direct contact, either person to person or by shared items, such as clothing, towels, and washcloths. Mc can be spread by contact sports. Furthermore, if a person touches the rash and then another part of his or her body, it can cause spread to that area (known as autoinoculation). ...Read more

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