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Doctor insights on: What Diseases Can You Catch From Kissing

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What diseases can you get from kissing?

What diseases can you get 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

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Can teenagers get diseases from kissing?

Can teenagers get diseases from kissing?

Anyone can: Many viral and bacterial diseases are spread by contact with oral mucous secretions. This is most likely when they have fever, but can happen without symptoms. ...Read more

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Could you get any diseases from kissing someone?

Could you get any diseases from kissing someone?

Kissing Disease: Many. But mononucleosis is called the "kissing disease". ...Read more

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Could you pick up a disease from kissing someone?

Could you pick up a disease from kissing someone?

Yes: Infectious mononucleosis, syphilis, CMV, gonorrhea, fever blisters, the common cold, a few others. In my opinion, kissing somebody who's special is worth the risks. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I could get a disease from kissing?

Can you tell me if I could get a disease from kissing?

Yes: Infectious mono, the common cold, syphilis, gonorrhea, CMV, fever blisters, coxsackievirus. This being said, in my humble opinion, kissing somebody who's special for you is undeniably and unquestionably worth the risk. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are diseases that you could get from kissing?

Could you tell me what are diseases that you could get from kissing?

Multiple: There are multiple viruses and bacteria too numerous to mention. For example, the common cold can be acquired through contact with an infected person, the transfer of salive via 'french kissing' could theoretically tranfer hiv, or hepatitis viruses, etc. Just use common sense and avoid close contact with people who are ill. ...Read more

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Just for reference, you can't contract a disease by kissing, right? May you please help me? Thanks very much.

Just for reference, you can't contract a disease by kissing, right? May you please help me? Thanks very much.

Well, you can!: Many viruses are transmitted through close contact, and kissing certainly includes close contact. Open mouth kissing increases the risk dramatically. In fact "Mono" has been often referred to as the 'kissing' disease. You still can not get pregnant from kissing though. ...Read more

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What is kissing disease if so what cause it?

What is kissing disease if so what cause it?

Lay term: Kissing disease is a common lay term applied to EB virus (mononucleosis).The label evolved from it's tendency to strike adolescents with a transient disabling illness & is easily passed in saliva. Many get a mild case in childhood from saliva contaminated objects & are immune. It is one of thousands of illnesses that can be passed this way but the association with teens and kissing is urban legend. ...Read more

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Can I catch herpes from kissing down there?

Can I catch herpes from kissing down there?

If open sore--yes!: It doesn't matter "where" the kiss is, it matters where the open, moist, infected viral particles exist that can enter a tiny opening (yes, even "chapped" lips may be enough) in your lips, making you the next infected person! Antiviral medications and waiting until lesions are healed can minimize the risk of infection being transmitted to others, regardless of lips or genitals. ...Read more

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What diseases can be spread by french kissing?

What diseases can be spread by french kissing?

Lots: Many illness that is circulating in your blood may be passed through the sharing of deep salivary secretions. Some are suppressed by salivary enzymes, but consider flu, intestinal viruses, upper airway viruses, strep A, mono, all an easy pass. In not immune, chickenpox, measles, rubella, mumps, diphtheria, whooping cough & more. ...Read more

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Can I get a disease by kissing a guy who chews tobacco?

Can I get a disease by kissing a guy who chews tobacco?

Unlikely: Other than any contractible disease that would normally be contagious from any person to another, the act of chewing would not cause a disease to be transferred per se. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to catch threadworms through kissing?

Is it possible for you to catch threadworms through kissing?

Only if. ..: ... you kiss the back door. The eggs are more likely to be transmitted by Junior's fingers. This is your business. And if the person has a diagnosis of threadworms / pinworms, they're probably treated and soon won't be infectious. Kiss to your heart's content. ...Read more

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What diseases/illnesses can you get from kissing besides mono?

What diseases/illnesses can you get from kissing besides mono?

MANY: Almost all disease that are contagious can be transmitted by kissing, especially where saliva is exchanged. Some of them are: infectious mono, strept throat, chicken pox, HIV (not transmitted if only kissing cheeks and lips superficially), Herpes simplex 1&2, and I could go on! ...Read more

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If you kiss someone and you get coldsores but not active can they catch it?

If you kiss someone and you get coldsores but not active can they catch it?

HSV1: Cold sores are caused by the HSV 1 which is contagious and close contact such as kissing can transmit the infection, at times, even if a visible lesion is not seen yet. Of course during active infections, then risk of transmission is much higher. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What's that teen disease that can be caught by close contact and kissing or even sitting next to eachother?

What's that teen disease that can be caught by close contact and kissing or even sitting next to eachother?

Mononucleosis: You are probably referring to "mononucleosis" or the "kissing disease". This is an infectious disease common among youth & teenagers caused by a particular virus call the epstein-barr virus. It causes painful swelling of the lymphoid tissue in the back of the throat, "white spots" over the tonsils & throat, swollen glands usually in the back of the neck, fever, tiredness & sometimes a rash. ...Read more

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I thought mono, the kissing disease is harmless. Is it?

I thought mono, the kissing disease is harmless. Is it?

Not exactly harmless: Mononucleosis is a viral infection and generally not considered a serious infection. However, mononucleosis can cause an enlarged spleen, which is at greater risk for rupture and hemorrhage. Thus we recommend avoiding all contact sports when one has been diagnosed with mononucleosis. ...Read more

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Can I catch gonorrhea by kissing?

Can I catch gonorrhea by kissing?

Yes: Depending on what you kiss. It is transmitted through oral, anal, vaginal sex with an infected person. ...Read more

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How can you catch an STD from someone you haven't even kissed?

How can you catch an STD from someone you haven't even kissed?

Skin to skin contact: Certian stds, such as herpes and hpv, can be transmitted through skin to skin contact. Therefore, sex is not required to transmit these infections. ...Read more

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Infectious mononucleosis = kissing disease?

Infectious mononucleosis = kissing disease?

Kissing: Epstein barr virus the cause of mononucleosis is spread by kissing. Once you are infected you shead virus in your saliva for 18 months, long after you've recovered. ...Read more

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Could a simple kiss on the cheek spread disease?

Could a simple kiss on the cheek spread disease?

It might if: While giving the kiss droplets hit the other's person's eyes, nose, mouth. ...Read more

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What tropical diseases can be spread by close contact like kissing?

What tropical diseases can be spread by close contact like kissing?

Not many: Chancroid is a bacteria which may be spread by sexual contact. It is seen in parts of asia and africa. The lepromatous form of leprosy is thought to be spread by water droplets from the nose or mouth so it is possible. Unfortunately most tropical diseases are spread by pararsites, mosquitos, etc. ...Read more

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Can you catch herpes from kissing someone if they have a coldsore at the time?

Can you catch herpes from kissing someone if they have a coldsore at the time?

Yes: A person with a cold sore due to herpes simplex virus is shedding a significant amount of virus from the lesion and can infect another person's mucous membranes that come into contact with the lesion if that other person has not been previously infected. ...Read more

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What to do if I kissed someone who had mono 4 years ago, did I catch it from them?

What to do if I kissed someone who had mono 4 years ago, did I catch it from them?

Hard to say: The primary contagious period from mono is the first 3 weeks after onset. Yet some remain contagious for a few months and in some, the germ can hibrenate and shed intermittantly for years. Some also can have such a mild case that they spread it to others during their illness and never realize they are or were sick. ...Read more