Platbiru.online - Who would have thought that kissing could cause an infection and cause some illness. Although the likelihood is low, it should still be a concern. Here are four types of kissing lung infection infections that can be spread by mouth to mouth contact with an infected person, as reported by the Medical Daily:
Oral herpes, commonly referred to as cold sores, is caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1). According to experts, this infection is most commonly spread through kisses and women are more vulnerable to this problem than men. The risk of transmission is also higher if there are cuts in the mouth or on the lips. Health experts recommend that you immediately see the mouth area before kissing someone because the blisters and herpes-related lesions are quite visible.
Gingivitis, inflammation of the gums, is a mild form of gum disease. The responsible bacteria cause inflammation to potentially move through contact with the saliva of an infected person. "Kissing someone who has gum disease can cause others who previously had low concentrations of 'bad' bacteria to have dental problems," said California dentist Mark Burhenne. He added that keeping your oral hygiene (brushing twice a day, flossing, etc.) is the best way to protect yourself from this type of bacteria.
Infectious mononucleosis, sometimes known as "kissing disease", is caused by Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). In addition to kissing, this disease can be transmitted through coughing, sneezing, sharing a toothbrush or glasses and others. Once infected, a person may experience symptoms such as extreme fatigue, sore throat, fever, loss of appetite, and swollen lymph nodes. The disease is most likely to affect young people aged 15-30 years. According to the Mayo Clinic, EBV can remain in someone's saliva for months after infection. Therefore, you are advised to avoid kissing people and sharing food or drink until a few days after the fever subsided.
The risk of syphilis can occur after kissing someone. "Syphilis is a highly contagious condition, and one of the hallmarks is the development of wounds in the mouth," said Louisiana-based OB-GYN Antonio Pizarro. Syphilis lesions are usually rounded and open to help bacteria (Treponema pallidum) spread through close contact. "Whenever there is open sickness and / or blood, theoretically, the infection can be transmitted orally," Pizarro added. (Antaranews / Lia Wanadriani Santosa)
Kissing can mean a sign of love. But health should take precedence. Therefore consider the health and hygiene of your mouth and your partner so that the risks of the disease does not happen to you and your partner.