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What Diseases Can You Catch From Kissing
Several diseases: Most well known is viral mononucleosis (kissing disease) another virus cytomegalovirus (cmv).Other microbes also spread through saliva and stick to surfaces of the cheeks and mouth, the tongue, or teeth. Bacterium streptococcus, which can cause an array of infections, including gum disease and strep throat;hpv(human papilloma virus) also transmitted by oral sex. ...Read more
GERMS!!!: Many pathogens (bacteria and viruses) can exist and therefore be transmitted through saliva. Although your own mouth contains immune system factors that can often kill many things that find their way into your mouth, The safest approach would be NOT to share drinks with anyone, including those shared through a straw. ...Read more
Absolutely yes: Herpes is easily transmitted via oral sex. Most other sexually transmitted diseases can also be obtained through oral sex. Saliva is somewhat protective, but not perfect. Having oral or dental issues such as inflamed gums or bad teeth can make you even more likely to transmit or get a disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hookah: Smoking hookah is a revered tradition for some. However, it is also a very serious health risk. If the same mouthpiece is used, you could potentially transmit infection, such as mononucleosis. However, the more important thing to realize is that you can develop mouth cancer, lung cancer, stomach cancer, and other diseases from smoking. Please don't smoke anything. http://tinyurl.com/3grz62u ...Read more
No.: Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease and lives only (for practical purposes) in the genitourinary tract often causing symptoms but occasionally reading there asymptomatically in carrier individuals. If you have had unprotected intercourse you should be checked for pregnancy and stds including gonorrhea, chlamydia and hiv. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sort of: Shingles represents reactivation of VZV or chicken pox virus in someone who has already been infected. If you have never been infected by VZV before or are not vaccinated for it, and you are exposed to someone with shingles you can easily end up with chicken pox. Then, later on in life, the chicken pox may reactivate in you and give you shingles..... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No way!: Do not be so paranoid. You can not catch diseases so easily! ...Read more
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