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I was diagnosed w mono 3 weeks ago. I was out of school for 2 wks and went back to school for this past week. I feel a lot better. And Almost back to normal. When will I be able to kiss my boyfriend again without getting him sick?
Hard to say: Many get this as kids and are immune for life so he would not be at risk. You were likely contagious before you realized it and may have already exposed him.While most remain contagious for at least 3 weeks ,some can shed virus for months after an infection.This is just something the two of you need to work through. He'll probably accept the minor risk and be glad you are back. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have strep. 24 hrs of antibiotic b4 going back to work but what about closer contact like kissing? Ok to go on date after a day or need more time?
I hope so.: While I hope kissing is contagious in the best sense of spreading affection and love, it is highly unlikely that you could spread herpes if the infection is not in your mouth and you didn't recently contaminate lips or mouth with secretions from shingles' lesions located elsewhere. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I kiss a woman and i seen a bump on her tongue now I have bumps on the back of my tongue bumps on my tongue?
Normal papillae?: They may be normal papillae or taste buds. Unfortunately we can't see them or diagnose them over the internet. If you want to know for sure, you will have to see your dentist for a definite diagnosis. ...Read more
Can i kiss my boyfriend if im being treated for H. pylori? Once treated for this bacteria can it come back?
Below: You may kiss your boyfriend One time infection from H pylori does not give live time protection. ...Read more
I caught tiny white dots on my lips after kissing my ex partner, i've been tested for STDs & it came back nothing, he has the same thing, what can it b?
See answer: Fordyce spots or granules are present at birth, but which don't become prominent until adulthood. Fordyce spots are small, yellow or white spots that develop in groups on moist tissue such as the lips, in the mouth, tongue, cheeks, female labia, and the penis. You may sometimes find it on the lower lip as well, even though it is rare. They are caused by an overgrowth of the sebaceous glands. ...Read more
I had a yeast infection & did oral w/ partner. He has a white tongue and I kissed him and we had oral as well, do you think I'll get the yeast back?
No risk. STD?: Yeast is not usually transmitted sexually to partners. White coated tongue usually isn't yeast. Also, if you had a vaginal yeast infection, you can't transmit it by performaing oral sex. Are you sure you had a vaginal yeast infection? Professionally diagnosed? At your age of 16, STDs are more common than yeast. See a doctor if you have any doubt about it. Good luck! ...Read more
I kissed a girl who was diagnosed with typhoid 3 days back. Is there a way i can prevent the disease in the incubation period itself by taking meds?
See answer: The fact that u cld kiss a girl who was diagnosed to have typhoid fever 3 days ago suggests that she already is on an antibiotic and therefore not contagious, &improved. Doctor will not give u an antibiotic as a precaution. U may never develop the disease. If u do develop a fever the diagnosis becomes easier and u will be promptly treated. Make sure u include a blood culture in the tests ordered. ...Read more
I was with a guy 5months, we kissed loads. He cleared his throat before we kissed now I have his salty mucus at the back of my throat Is it curable?
Had a negative 5 week oraquick hiv test protected sex with deep kissing when my 11 week western blot come back negative is it conclusive?im panicing
Hi doctor i want to clear my mind regarding hiv. 5 days back i had sex with an escort. we didnt kiss nor oral and i used extra protection condoms whil?
After french kissing by 78 days tested duo test for HIV and came back negative but now i have enlarged lymph nodes is the test accurate? Sign of hiv?
Misinformed?: No on win the world has ever caught HIV from kissing. Even from 'french kissing'. There is zero risk in this scenario. You do not need an HIV test to tell you that you are HIV negative. You did not get exposed to HIV. But you have tested and now the test verifies that you are not HIV Positive. Go live you life. You do not have HIV infection. ...Read more
I'm worried from HIV dear doctor
i'm worried from hiv, i had protect sex with a sex worker in dubai, i did french kiss and she sucked my penis with condom on then the condom just flip over a little bit and she fit it back. Then i did 7 minute of sex with
The : The likelihood of you contracting HIV is extremely extremely low. As i tell my patients....The name of the game is type of fluid that's exposed and the viral load of the virus in the fluid. An open wound in your mouth would increase your risk. An open wound or lesion in her vagina would also increase the risk. It sounds as if this is not your case. The only real exposure is the french kissing. There is HIV virus in the saliva of persons whom are not completely suppressed. There has been no documented case of transmission from saliva (this is contingent on no open lesions remember). I would rest easy...Its likely your ruminating over the encounter. Please be aware the sex trade is fraught with HIV carriers. There are other std's such as hep c which is equally serious...And possibly moreso because there is treatment but serious side effects accompany it. As of 2012 there is no vaccination. There may never be a vaccination. The HIV virus is the most complicated structure the medical and scientific community has encountered in regards to a cure. The best bit of advice is not to contract it in the first place. Please be safe. ...Read more
I have a blister on the back right side of my throat. I haven't had any sexual relations with anyone and haven't kissed recently. What is it?
Throat blister: It is difficult to guess what this could be and an evaluation of the blister, adiscussion with you about its timing of onset and severity, and more about your medical history is needed to suggest diagnoses. Mouth blisters commonly occur as a result of infection (sexually transmitted or otherwise), irritant/allergen exposure, medications, stress, and rarely from systemic diseases such as Lupus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My wife has a covered MRSA infection on her back that is healing well.Will sexual intercourse,kissing,cuddle or oral sex cause me to become infected?
I french kissed a girl about1.5 years ago.Unknown std status. Now ifind whitepatches at the back ofthroatand some red sores.Oral Hpv? on tonsils also?
I have had a mucus at the back of my throat and have what's like a dot on my uvula I think I may have a std? As my girlfriend did give me oral and I kissed her after
Throat mucus is: very common, especially during allergy and URI seasons. It is not a sign of STD. Neither is a "dot" on your uvula. It sounds like you have general concerns about exposure to STDs, which is good to be thinking about at your age. I recommend that you review good quality STD materials from the CDC.gov or talk to an adolescent health specialist to address your sexual health concerns. ...Read more
My bf had shingles blisters on belly &back of him. we hugged and kissed, on clothes. didn't touch blisters. can saliva cause chicken pox from saliva?
No, but: The eruption of shingles places infectious particles in the weeping wounds involved. Direct contact with these particles can pass the virus. If you had enough contact with these particles they could infect someone if they reached your mouth,nose,eyes. Anyone that had chickenpox in the past would not get it again. It is not in the saliva of shingles patients, as it would be if he had chickenpox. ...Read more