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Seually Transmitted Diseases
Can any diseases be transmitted via pin pricks? I teach sewing and often prick myself with student's pins in which they have pricked themselves with.
Unlikely but possibl: There are blood borne diseases that can be spread by anything with infected blood that penetrates your skin. There are a lot of studies that assess that risk, and solid needles are very unlikely to spread disease. It is still important to not expose yourself to that risk. Keep in mind that the pins would have to penetrate deep enough to draw blood to be infective. ...Read more
What disease?: All diseases are different. Which one are you asking about. Ask your question again, and clarify. ...Read more
Zoonotic diseases: can be transmitted from animals to humans. ...Read more
They tell you: Most often, the people need to be tested for std's and then it is really there moral and ethical obligation to tell you they have an std if you are a sexual partner of theirs. Simple clues of course could be lesions on the genitals, a foul smelling discharge, etc. But you would only suspect it, and then should avoid sex until you know what your getting yourself into. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I think I may have flea bites, but not sure what nasty diseases are transmitted by dog or cat fleas in the u.S.?
None (OK maybe one): No nasty diseases. Common bacteria can enter through breaks in the skin and cause infection(impetigo and cellulitis). Avoid scratching as that can introduce the bacteria. Oral antihistamines (Benadryl) and topical corticosteroids (cortisone) are helpful. If you live in rural New Mexico, Arizona, CA or Colorado there are rare cases of plague from infected rodent flea bites(squirrels, prairie dogs). ...Read more
Someone was hitting people with a thumbtack with just wuick punctures and he got me. Should I be worried about getting a blood transmitted disease? 15
Please Clarify: There are twelve common stds. They are different, transmitted differently, and tested differently some can be vaccinated for. Do you have any symptoms that you are most concerned about? I always advise men and women that if they are going to be sexual they must know the basics of the stds. What are they? How are they prevented? When to test? ...Read more
Yes in certain cases: Lyme is not easily transmitted but there is strong evidence that it can be transmitted in utero from mother to baby & it can be transmitted via blood transfusions. However, whether it can be sexually transmitted is controversial. Lyme has not been proven to be sexually transmitted, but it hasn't been disproven either. While there is not yet clear evidence of sexual transmission it may be possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Foodborne illness is a disease that is transmitted to people from their food and unfortunately most of these diseases are caused by either improper food preparation or storage, so we consumers are the most to blame not big commercial farms. Wash produce, clean your kitchen and hands, don't mix raw animal and vegetable products, cook according to directions and store in refrigerator! ...Read more
What are the tests one should do to avoid the common genetically transmitted diseases in children?
Depends on Heritage: In us most common screens are for cystic fibrosis, rubella, herpes zoster, screens for forms of muscular dystrophy. Family history and genetics may add to this, like ashkenazi jewish heritage have a significant panel of tests to run. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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