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Skin Contact (Overview)

Skin Contact


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What qualifies as intimate skin-to-skin contact?

What qualifies as intimate skin-to-skin contact?

Skin to skin....: ...Contact is any contact of skin on skin between any people any time. What is "intimate" depends on the people you ask. Some might find any touching to be intimate, while to another person the term might only refer to sexual activity. Additionally, there might be a specific legal definition to what constitutes "intimate.". ...Read more

Skin Contact (Overview)

Skin Contact


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Can you contract herpes through skin-to-skin contact?

Can you contract herpes through skin-to-skin contact?

Yes: Yes... If the oral herpes vesicle is present, it is extremely contagous. Drinking from the same glass, kissing or smoking the same cigarette are all possible ways of contracting oral herpes. ...Read more

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Treating Dry Skin (Checklist)

Use moisturizers regularly
Once
Use mild soap when washing your skin
Once
Limit overexposure to detergents or soaps
Once
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Can just touching lead or have skin contact, harm you?

Can just touching lead or have skin contact, harm you?

No: No. Merely touching lead is not a problem, because the lead is still outside one's body. Of course, one should wash hands afterwards. A person can thoughtfully and safely handle lead bullets, buckshot, lead weights, etc... ...Read more

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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Use hydrocortisone
2x day
Do not use diphenhydramine topical cream
once
Avoid the offending agent (s)
once
Find out if you are allergic to nickel, as nickel is often the cause of skin allergies
once
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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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Dr. Andrea Brand Dr. Brand
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Living with Skin Cancer (Checklist)

Avoid sun exposure between 10 am and 2 pm
daily
Apply sunscreen
2x day
Wear a hat outdoors on sunny days
daily
See a dermatologist for checkups
2x year
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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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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

Dr. John Munshower Dr. Munshower
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Treating Skin Tags (Checklist)

Do not treat them yourself
Once
Avoid picking at them
Once
Have them removed by a doctor if needed
Once
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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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What are the sti's that spread through skin to skin contact?

A bunch: Probably all sti's except HIV can spread via intimate skin to skin contact. ...Read more

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Can skin-on-skin contact help with breastfeeding?

Can skin-on-skin contact help with breastfeeding?

Yes: Absolutely! it's one of the best things to do with a newborn to help with milk supply. The more time mom and baby spend together, the more opportunities to feed and therefore increase milk production. Plus, there are other benefits as well, like temperature regulation and the development of a sense of safety and security. ...Read more

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Dr. Benjamin Lerner Dr. Lerner
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Treating a Skin Abscess (Checklist)

Clean the abscess thoroughly
Once
If the abscess is draining on its own, cover it and regularly change the dressing
Once
See your doctor if the abscess is not draining or has redness around it
Once
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Can eczema or any skin disorder be passed through skin contact?

Can eczema or any skin disorder be passed through skin contact?

Eczema: Eczema is not contagious but often has a genetic component where family members may inherit the tendency to have eczema . See a dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Should you and your partner avoid skin contact after both being treated for scabies?

Cured?: If you have both been treated and the problem eliminated skin contact should not be an issue. ...Read more