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Scabies Toilet Seat
Not in the US today: As of this week (Oct. 2014), there are only 2 recently diagnosed Ebola patients (both are nurses) in the U.S., so even though it is possible to catch Ebola from a contaminated toilet seat (or any object freshly contaminated with blood or bodily substances/fluids) there is no place to find such a contaminated object in the U.S. except for in the hospital units caring for the two American patients. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: If that were the case, epidemics related to public toilets would be widespread. Ever heard of one? I didn't think so. ...Read more
That is : Possible. Cimex lectularius or the bed bug is a parasite that is nocturnal. It can be transported on your clothing, luggage, second hand furniture etc. You can even get it using public transportation. It can go up to a year without feeding, so that allows it to just sit and wait until it catches a ride on something or someone. If you live in an apartment complex it may move from one unit to >>. ...Read more
Can you catch hepatitis from accidentally touching fecal matter or urine on a toliet seat in a public restroom?
How long specifically in min/hr does HPV survive outside body, on clothing, underwear, soap, in shower, on toilet seat etc?
May be forever...: HPV virus is not a viable agent, but a specially structured DNA particle, called HPV virion and may exist everywhere in its inactive phase. To become infecting, this praticle has to gain access to the nucleus of a living cell so to replicate to become wart in time. Remember: We are exposed to all germs everywhere, but not become sick by the blessing of 2 natural barriers - skin & immunity... ...Read more
What is HIV risk of sitting on a toilet seat with possible cuts with smeared blood on toilet seat?
Made For The Movies: For starters,there's an episode of 'American Horror Story' that might show you an answer,but short of that, all you can say is that the exposure of broken skin to blood provides a more likely route of entry of the HIV virus than intact skin.If the cuts were new,even more.If deep,even more and,the clincher,the blood has to have HIV in it in appreciable amounts and be fresh.So,unlikely, but not 100% ...Read more
Sperm on the toilet seat, cleaned it with vinegar and hot water till dry? Scared I'll get my flat mates girlfriend pregnant (toilet seat was up)
Wiped small bloodclump from sink handle w/ t.paper then washed hands.After turning off sink(touching handle)+drying hands,may have rubbed eye.HCVrisk?
Worry when stay over sisters.Don't know their sexual habits. If sperm got in bathroom, on towels, sink, toilet, handles, shower. Pregnancy risk? Ocd
All in the technique: One trick is to tear off two sheets and fold them over for double-ply. ...Read more
I cummed onto a toilet seat and soon after cleaned it off with body wash/soap water and toilet paper. Chances of pregnancy if someone sits on toilet?
Can you get an std from sitting directly on someone else's urine on toilet seat in public bathroom? Person went to bathroom right before me.
Can you get HIV from wiping a toilet seat with a cut on my finger. I had to wipe a toilet seat. My skin briefly touched the seat.
No: Unless you doing something other than voiding or defecating. ...Read more
yeast infection survive outside host? Touching door nobs, clothes etc or only through direct contact sex?
Yeast infections : candida is an yeast that most commonly cause an infection known also as candidiasis. Most people have candida as part of normal flora in balance with other bacteria and yeast species. It's only when there's a disruption of balance and overgrowth one pathogen the disease process starts. It's part of the host and doesn't get transmitted from "door knobs or clothes ". ...Read more