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Kissing Bug Bite Symptoms
How can you tell if you've been bitten by a kissing bug? What's the difference between a kissing bug bite and a mosquito bite (appearance, sensation)?
R U Kidding: YOU cannot unless you catch the bug ...Read more
I am not 100% sure but I think I was bitten by a "kissing" bug. What are chances of Chagas' disease? I live in Louisiana.
Chagas: Not enough known to give accurate predictions. Chagas is rare in the U.S. So probability has to be low. ...Read more
Bit by kissing bug a year ago, posion center advised to get tested for chagasdisease. Er people thought I was crazy, who can test for it?
I was recently bitten by a beetle while asleep. Subsequent research leads me to believe it was a "kissing bug". The bite was extremely painful and the reaction (fever, swelling, & pain) continued for a week. I read they can inject a parasite that can
Chagas disease: If you were bitten in north america it is extremely unlikely that you will contract chagas disease. The prevalence of the disease here is just too low. Some will develop an ulcer at the site of the bite. Parasitemia is easily demonstrated with blood smears or pcr. ...Read more
My son's girlfriend's parents has the stomach bug, she isn't showing symptoms yet and her and my son kissed. What are the odds of him catching it?
No idea: But good hand washing by all parties is crucial. (And maybe you want to get your profile to match your question. You talk about your son, but your profile says you are fourteen! I'm guessing you are asking about yourself. Hmm?) ...Read more
If my boyfriend stopped having symptoms of the stomach bug almost 72 hours ago, is it safe to KISS him 48-72 hours later?
WillHeLuvUInTheMorn?: Yes, with you on one side and he on the other of a plate glass window. Wearing overcoats. And ski masks. Goggles. Bandannas. And he has to wear a condom. Oh, wait!! It's been 72 hours since his symptoms ended!!! Forget the condom. You can wear a light jacket. A beanie & string tie...Smokin'!! BUT, if you wait one more day, kiss away. I don't know if I'd French kiss for about a week. Still, no guarantees ...Read more
I had the stomach bug on (2/14). I had a low grade fever 2/15 but no symptoms after. Can I kiss my bf on 2/22 w/out worrying about getting him sick??
If you kiss somebody with herpes and you don't have any symptoms for 6 months? Should I worry about?
No: You should not worry about it because you may not have any problems from it as not everyone catches herpes with a kiss. It is only with prolonged close contact that you can catch this infection. Moreover your body's immune system can control most infections and prevent them from establishing in your body. ...Read more
How much time after kissing someone who has a cold will you first notice symptoms of getting it yourself?
Depends: First off you have to be susceptible to the cold that person had. Many are exposed to colds and do not get them. Secondly the incubation varies with different viruses that cause colds from usually 3-7 days. So if you were exposed and were susceptible, that would be the time frame. ...Read more
Exposed to mono. Could I have it? My girlfriend is hospitalized with mono. She showed symptoms saturday, but friday night we kissed more than once. Since it was the night before the symptoms occured, could I have it? The night we kissed, she only had a he
Yes,: Yes, there is a good possibility that you could have been infected if you kissed very much or shared drinks or utensils. However, that doesn't mean that you will become really ill. Some people don't know they have mono and some people get very mild symptoms. Obviously your girlfriend has severe symptoms. I hope she gets well soon and that you if are infected that you have few if any symptoms. Take care. ...Read more
I have kissed someone who just found out he has mono what are the chances I have it? What symptoms should I look for?
Flu-like symptoms: With mono, you may just have a sore throat and general illness symptoms. The most common detail is that symptoms continue for weeks - you may be sick and tired for a month. If you have felt sick for several weeks, and it doesn't seem to be going away; it may be worth getting a blood test to see if you have mononucleosis. ...Read more
Is bronchitis infectious through kissing? Is there a cure for it? And what are the symptoms of bronchitis?
Infection of airways: Bronchitis is an infection, viral or bacterial, of the upper respiratory tract. Coughing, sore throat, fever and headache are common symptoms. The disease is spread by coughing -as infected respiratory droplets are blasted out into the air. If ur kissing someone who is infected, ur making it easier for the germs to infect u. Luckily ur doc can help with treatment if it is a concern. Ingats. ...Read more
Incorrect: You do not get HIV disease from kissing, hugging, touching or other non-intimate activities with an hiv+ person. It is not easy to get HIV disease and requires, sexual activities, blood transfusion, needle sharing during illicit drug use, organ transplantation or accidental transmission in hospital settngs (getting stuck with needles, being bled on, the or personnel during surgery, etc.). ...Read more
Or "kissing disease" is a viral disease that is quite contagious, and indeed, found in saliva. Symptoms are like a cold (sore throat, mild fever, ENLARGED GLANDS in neck and everywhere else). BUT, the key point is that 1) you'd feel sick and 2) it lasts over a month.
actually 3) most people get this (these--Ebstein-Barr virus And Cytomegalovirus both can cause) in childhood w/out knowing it. ...Read more
I was bitten by a stray dog. Actually it was hit by a bike and unconsciously it bit me. Now I've taken one dose of ARV. Can kissing be done or risky?
Kissing ok >2 weeks:
ARV induces the production of protective virus-neutralizing antibodies within approximately 7 to 10 days that persist for several years
No transmission of rabies has been documented from rabies-infected patients to healthcare providers or household contacts or by fomites or environmental surfaces ...Read more
I've had mono for about 3 weeks and my symptoms have went away so is it okay to kiss my singnificant other?
Not really known: Doctors and researchers are not really sure how long one is contagious after symptoms are gone but could be many months and some studies show that as long as 18 months. If I were you, I would at least wait another 3-4 weeks ...Read more
Should I get tested for Chagas disease? I've spent alot of time in florida and tennessee which both have kissing bugs
It takes two items, kissing bugs and a microorganism, trypanosoma cruzi, that causes Chagas disease. The microorganism is not endemic in the US so you do not need to be concerned about getting tested. You may consult this site for more info on this topic.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/chagas-disease/basics/definition/CON-20030854 ...Read more
My dog vomited, and before I knew I was kissing her head, and she might have had a little bit on her, should I be worried for myself getting sick?
I'm pretty sure my boyfriend is a strep carrier I've gotten it after kissing many times. He rarely has symptoms and if so very mild. Can he be cured?
Yes: He should see his doctor and get strep throat test. However it can only be done when he has sore throat. If the test is positive, he will be treated with oral antibiotics, and the infection will most likely be eradicated. Some people get frequent reinfections because of chronic tonsillitis. There is no recommendations to check for and treat carrier state. ...Read more
My boyfriend was bit by a possibly rabid animal yesterday. Last night we kissed quite a bit and I gave him oral sex. Could I contract it through him?
No risk, no worries: Rabies is not transmitted until the infected persons has had it quite a while. Even if your boyfriend caught rabies, you couldn't catch it from him for at least a few weeks. Even then, human to human transmission is exceedingly rare, if it happens at all. Of course your bf needs to see a doctor (or speak with the health department) ASAP about the bite and whether he needs rabies shots. ...Read more
Can ngu in the throat be spread by kissing an infected person? What are the symptoms in the throat?
How fast does herpes infection spread after kissing how many days does it take for symptoms to show?
Typhoid. .. can we get it by kissing a carrier but he/she doesn't have any symptoms of the disease at the moment. .
Kiss typhoid: Not likely but possible. Called a carrier who does not have symptoms. ...Read more
Hello sir... I kissed my girlfriend 3 dayd after I got bit by a dog. Is it possible that I would transmit rabies to her?
I have a little wound I bit myself 5 days ago and I kissed a guy I didn't have blood or either did he should I get checked for HIV?
Hiv: Not necessarily unless you have other reasons to do so. Discuss this with your doctor who will ask you more pertinent questions concerning your relationship and activity. ...Read more
Is it possible to catch rabbies from another human that was recently bitten by a dog? I mean casual contact, sharing drinks or kissing?
I had mono. I was sick for about 2 weeks. I'm fine now. I have a date this weekend. Should I avoid kissing him? I'll be symptom free for a week.
I gad my rabies vaceens 2 weeks ago bit inread that it goes away from My body in 2 years. I am really scare that won't be kiss or sexually for years p?
Confusing wording: The vaccine series promotes immune protection in your body that protects you for at least 2 years from the point of completion. If you are exposed to a rabid animal in that period you don't need to worry about rabies. You do not need to avoid kissing or sex, as this has nothing to do with your ability to engage in either. ...Read more