Can I get a bacterial infection by kissing someone?

Sometimes yes. Depending on where one kisses upon another person's body, he will bring some bacteria into his mouth, which means onto his throat and down into his tummy. If his mouth gets strep throat bacteria from kissing, then he can develop a strep throat infection. If his mouth gets h.Pylori bacteria from kissing, then he can get an h.Pylori stomach ulcer. Many other bacteria can also be gotten from kissing.
Kissing. I agree with dr. Kwok's note to you but wanted also to add now that syphilis is spreading in the heterosexual population like it has been spreading in the homosexual community. Syphilis if caught in the mouth through oral sexual contact can also be spread to others with saliva. Now most people will not have this infection, but if there is anything odd in your illness this test can also be done.

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If you kiss someone who smokes weed, or have sex with them...will you get a bacterial infection??

Doesn't mater. If he smokes weed or not,if he has a bacterial infection you are at high risk of getting the infection from him,the risk that he has bacterial infection is higher if he smokes due to bad hygiene. . Read more...

Is it possible to get tonsillitis/bacterial infection from kissing boyfriend?

Infections. Unless your boyfriend was acutely ill and direct contact was made it is unlikely to spontaneously get sick from transfer of saliva. Then again mononucleosis can be transferred from saliva which can cause sore throat, swelling of lymph nodes and general malaise. Read more...

Will you get bacterial infection if you have sex or kiss someone who smokes marijuana?

Not an infection. Marijuana smoking does not lead to bacterial infections. You can kiss someone who smokes with no greater risk than kissing someone who doesn't. There may be other reasons not to kiss him/her, however. Are you worried that the fact that this person smokes marijuana somehow makes them not "right" for you? You should generally only kiss people who you really care about and trust. Read more...

Can vaginitis *yeast or bacterial infection* be transmitted through kissing only?

No. Vaginal yeast or bacterial vaginosis are not transmitted orally. In fact, they are not transmitted at all from person to person as they are not sexually transmitted diseases. Read more...
No. Both yeast and bacterial vaginitis like warm, moist areas, but the lips aren't hospitable to them. The exception might be oral thrush which is a yeast infection of the mouth and throat, but, your kissing partner would have to have a depressed immune system, and you would have to be a contortionist to deliver the infection from your vaginal area to your partner's mouth. No worries there. Read more...

If you kiss someone who smokes weed, or having sexual intercourse with them. Will this cause the other person to get a bacterial infection??

Absolutely not. Bacterial infection is spread by bacteria. Bacteria that cause disease are no more common in those who use weed than those who do not. Having unprotected sex may expose you to all the routine sexually transmitted diseases. Unless you know your partner is disease free and trust them very well you should practice safe sex. The VIRAL infections Hepatitis B, C and HIV are serious reasons to be safe. Read more...

I like tattoos, can I get a bacterial infection from getting a tattoo?

Yes. You can get a viral, bacteria or fungal infection form tattoos. The biggest concern is hepatitis from improper technique or equipment. Read more...
Tattoos. Absolutely. Seeing a reputable professional who takes proper precautions will go a long way to preventing infection. Read more...

After my periods I get a bacterial infection, why is that? I don't get it every now and then but always after my period.

PH changes. I've seen this in other patients. Likely due to ph changes in the vagina following menstruation. I would approach this from a homeopathic direction and try to encourage your natural vaginal flora. Changes in diet, exercise, alcohol and stress, can all affect the bacteria of the vagina. You can also try vaginal suppositories of lactobaccilli. Read more...
PH changes. Bacterisl vaginosis (bv) is a lot like a yeast infection. Its not something you catch. It occurs when bacteria (or yeast) that is already in the vagina begins to grow out of control. Lactobacilli (the good bacteria) in your vagina typically prevent this growth by keeping the vagina a little acidic (low ph). The blood from your period can temporarily raise the ph & make you more prone 2 infections. Read more...

How can you get a Bacterial infection on the fingertips?

Fingertips. are repeatedly in contact with bacteria. Most surfaces that your fingertips touch are contaminated with bacteria. Tiny (even microscopic) breaks in the skin of your fingertips can result in bacteria causing an infection. Anything that results in drying of the skin or friction on the fingertips makes it more likely for a bacterial infection to occur. Prevent with frequent hand washing and moisture. Read more...
More info please. I don't know a medical condition that would cause infection of several fingertips. If just 1-2 fingers, maybe you inflamed and possibly infected hangnail? Or infection after minor injury, e.g. a pimple-like lesion after a pin-prick? If severely painful, maybe not bacterial but herpes whitlow, especially if you have newly acquired herpes elsewhere (mouth, genital). Re-post with more information. Read more...

Can anybody get a bacterial infection?

Yes. The human body has a whole community of good and bad bacteria living in a homeostatic balance. When this balance is disrupted, the bad bacteria can flourish and cause an infection. Read more...