7 Diseases transmitted by el beso (and how to treat them)
The diseases that can be transmitted by beso are mostly infections by viruses, bacteria and fungi that are transmitted through saliva or drops of saliva, some examples are influenza, mononucleosis, herpes and las papers. The symptoms that can arise with low fever, pain and general malaise, cold and inflammation of the ganglions of the skin.
Although these diseases are short-lived and can only be cured by themselves, some people may experience complications such as the spread of the infection to other regions of the body, which can even affect the brain.
To avoid contagion of this type of illness, it is recommended to avoid intimate contact and kisses with unknown people or with them that do not have a relationship of trust, because most of the times it is not possible to know if the person is or not. sick.
The main illnesses that can be transmitted by el beso son:
1. Infectious mononucleosis
Mononucleosis is a contagious disease caused by the Epstein-Barr virus, also known as the disease of the body, and it is common for it to be easily transmitted from one person to another through saliva, and it is common for people to kiss unknown people.
main symptoms: Fatigue, malaise, body pain and fever, which can be low or reach 40ºC, sore throat and inflamed lymph nodes in the body region that last between 15 days to 1 month. Some people may have a more intense variant of the illness, presenting intense pain in the joints, abdominal pain and spots on the body. In the presence of these last symptoms, it is necessary to go to the doctor, so that he can carry out a clinical examination and request blood tests to verify if there is any alteration. Learn more about the symptoms of mononucleosis.
As deal with: The treatment consists of the administration of drugs to control the symptoms, such as Dipirona or Paracetamol. Likewise, you should keep rest and drink lots of liquids to help the body fight the virus. There is no specific medicine to make the infection heal faster.
2. Flu and colds
The flu is caused by viruses of the Influenza type, although the cold can be caused by more than 200 types of viruses, such as rhinovirus and coronavirus, and both can be transmitted by infection.
main symptoms: flu causes fever that can reach 40ºC, pain in the body, headache, coryza, sore throat and dry coughs. These symptoms last for about 1 week and heal by themselves. The cold is a milder variant and causes a runny nose, headaches, nasal congestion, headache and low fever.
As deal with: The treatment consists of the administration of analgesic and antipyretic drugs such as dipyrone or paracetamol. Also, it is important to keep rest, hydrate and have a diet rich in foods with high content of vitamin C to help strengthen the immune system, as well as other foods such as broths, cinnamon and milk that help to relieve other symptoms of la the flu.
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Herpes labialis is caused by the herpes simplex virus, which can infect the region of the lips or the intimate region through contact with the saliva of people who carry this virus. The transmission is carried out through direct contact with the lesions or the blisters of infected people, mainly through the body.
main symptoms: small yellowish or red ampoules, mainly around the lips, causing tingling and pain in the region where they are found. In addition to this, other symptoms such as fever, malaise, sore throat and inflamed lymph nodes can also appear. These lesions last from 7 to 14 days and this virus is not eliminated from the body, so whenever the immune system is affected, the virus can reappear.
The diagnosis of this infection is carried out by a general practitioner, through observation of the signs and symptoms. Babies or people with compromised immune system as in people with AIDS, for example, can develop a more serious variant of the illness, presenting high fever, multiple lesions on the skin and even inflammation in the brain.
As deal with: You can use ointments with antiviral properties for about 4 days, because they help to reduce the multiplication of the virus, preventing it from worsening what is transmitted to other people. In addition, the treatment can be carried out in pill form, which must be taken for about 7 days and must be prescribed by the general practitioner.
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Also known as lechina, it is a very contagious disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus, which occurs mainly in children and adults who have never suffered from the disease or have not been vaccinated. The infection is transmitted through saliva or through contact with skin lesions.
main symptoms: small lesions in the skin, initially with blisters that settle in the back after a few days, and can become many or almost imperceptible, varying from one person to another. Other symptoms such as pain in the body, low fever and tiredness can also be associated, which last for 10 days. Fragile people, such as newborns, old people, and those who have a compromised immune system can develop a serious variant that causes brain infection and death risk.
As deal with: the treatment is carried out with the care of the heridas, keeping them clean and dry, in addition to rest, hydration and medicines for pain and fever, such as dipyrone and paracetamol. The chickenpox vaccine is available for children aged 1 year and older and people who have never been sick and who have not been vaccinated throughout their lives.
Parotiditis is also known as paper, it is also a viral infection transmitted through drops of saliva, caused by the Paramyxovirus virus, which inflames the salivary and sublingual glands.
main symptoms: swelling and pain in the jaw region, pain in chewing and swallowing, fever from 38 to 40ºC, headache, fatigue, weakness and loss of appetite. In men, the paper virus can also infect the testicles region, causing orchiepididymitis, with pain and inflammation of this region. Another complication can be meningitis, which causes severe pain in the head, and in these cases it is advisable to immediately go to the hospital emergency.
As deal with: the treatment consists of the control of the symptoms with pain, fever and mareo medication, with dipyrone, paracetamol and metoclopramide, for example. In addition, it is necessary to maintain rest and good hydration, which are essential for recovery, in addition to a light diet, avoiding acidic foods, so as not to irritate the salivary glands. This illness can also be avoided with the triple viral or tetra viral vaccine, however, it is necessary to restore the vaccine in the adult age to be really protected.
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Oral candidiasis, also known as sapito, is caused by fungus Candida. Some types of this fungus are present in our skin naturally and others can cause illness, especially if the immune system is affected, being transmitted by direct contact through the body.
main symptoms: Generally, a small red or white lesion appears on the tongue, which can cause pain and last for about 5 days. However, in more fragile people or with compromised immunity such as babies, malnourished, AIDS, or with chronic diseases, for example, a more serious form of infection can develop, with several white plaques in the mouth.
As deal with: if you can use an antifungal in the form of an ointment based on nystatin, which should be applied 4 times a day and in more serious cases, it may be necessary to resort to pills such as ketoconazole, prescribed by the general practitioner.
Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by bacteria Treponema pallidumbut it can also be transmitted by saliva, in people who have small heridases in their mouths.
main symptoms: in the initial phase, small lesions appear, located in the mouth or in the intimate region, which, if not treated, can evolve with a chronic illness, which spreads throughout the body, and can cause brain, heart and bone lesions. Confirmation of the disease is carried out by obtaining a sample of the lesions and through blood tests to confirm the presence of bacteria. Find out more about the symptoms of syphilis.
As deal with: the treatment is done by the general physician or an infectious disease specialist, through the injection of an antibiotic called penicillin. There is no vaccine or immunity against this disease, which must be avoided using condoms and avoiding intimate contact with unknown persons.
In addition to these diseases, there are many health problems that are transmitted through saliva, such as bacteria that cause caries and tuberculosis, and different types of viruses, such as rubella and measles, for example. Therefore, care must be taken daily, avoiding washing your hands, avoiding taking your hands to your mouth or eyes, avoiding sharing cubbies, vases, and lips, and not kissing unsuspecting people.
Festive days such as Carnival and Holy Week, which combine physical exhaustion, lots of sun and alcoholic beverages, also facilitate this type of infections due to which they can reduce the immune system and it is much easier to get infected with these viruses or illnesses.
To try to keep your immunity high, it is important to maintain a balanced diet rich in vitamins, drink a lot of water and perform physical activity.
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