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Infections due to smooching - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi...
Doctor :   Hi,
User :   this is xxxxx from zzzzz
Doctor :   Dr aaaa here
Doctor :   Yes, xxxxx please proceed
User :   i had a trip with frnd to zzzz and i had a date with one girl
Doctor :   ok,
User :   i smooched her
User :   does it cause any infection for me
User :   should i do any check-ups?
Doctor :   well it depends on the frequency of exposure
Doctor :   there are some infections which do spread by such an act but the frequency influences a lot
Doctor :   may i know how many times did you get involved in such act
User :   one time
User :   also this is the first time for me
Doctor :   did the girl seem healthy on appearance ?
User :   yes..
Doctor :   then need not worry
Doctor :   its very negligible chances of getting infected with only one episode
User :   ok, but it happened a week before..
Doctor :   i think if there was any infection , it would have alarmed by now
User :   since today morning i have a throat pain
User :   but my doubt is, generally i used to get throat pain
Doctor :   no its way too long to present with any signs like sore throat
Doctor :   it may be due to viral infection which you could have acquired by any other means
User :   ya even i think so, since i travelled and change of water and weather
Doctor :   yes, that could be
User :   ok, pls suggest be wt i should do further
Doctor :   yes, i will
Doctor :   Gargle with CHLORHEXIDINE gargle three times a day after food
Doctor :   avoid cold foods
User :   fine..
Doctor :   Is there anything i can help you with ?
User :   how do i get to know if i got any infections due to smooching?
User :   any symptoms?
Doctor :   you will have some lesions like boils or white patches in the mouth, its the commonest presentation
User :   so far nothing like that..
Doctor :   thats fine then
User :   in case if i feel anything like that wt i should do? any tablets or any precautionary stuffs?
User :   pls help me out
Doctor :   no, medication's , until confirmed by examination
Doctor :   and the gargle i mentioned will surely prevent such infections for sure
Doctor :   and once again i can stress that you are not in the risk of infection
User :   ok..
User :   Gargle with CHLORHEXIDINE is the tablet ?
Doctor :   no, its a solution
User :   u meant home made ?
Doctor :   no, its available in medical shops
User :   i got it..kind of syrup
Doctor :   yes, but not to drink , jus to gargle and spit it out
User :   ya...
Doctor :   Kind of mouth wash
User :   ok
Doctor :   is there anything i can help you with ?
User :   fine doctor..thanks a lot
User :   was wanted to clear it out
Doctor :   Thanks fore consulting me , kindly provide your feedback
User :   informative and helpful
Doctor :   need no worry
Doctor :   bye for now
Doctor :   take care
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