5 unexpected diseases that are transmitted through a kissBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/5-unexpected-diseases-that-are-transmitted-through-a-kiss
We hope that everyone understands that through a kiss, pathogens of various diseases can pass from one person to another, primarily influenza and SARS. But it turns out that there are other "non-banal" diseases that can be infected through this type of contact with the carrier.
It is about them that we want to tell you in this article.
The herpes virus, which is often called a "cold on the lips", is almost 100% likely to be transmitted to a partner during a kiss. But for some reason, many people treat this warning too lightly, they say :" Well, let it pass in a week by itself."
In fact, getting into the human body, herpes remains there forever and manifests itself in the form of unpleasant wounds with any decrease in immunity.
No wonder mononucleosis is sometimes called "kissing disease". This is the way the disease is most often transmitted from one person to another. In addition, the pathogen can enter the body if you just drink with the carrier from the same bottle, eat from the same dishes or smoke a cigarette together.
The main symptoms of mononucleosis include high fever, severe sore throat and enlarged lymph nodes. Therefore, quite often it is confused with the flu and a cold. If a person has ever had mononucleosis, he becomes a carrier of the virus for the rest of his life, but the symptoms of the disease, as a rule, no longer manifest themselves.
This creepy creature in the picture is the bacterium Helicobacter pylori, which can cause many unpleasant diseases, including ulcers, gastritis and stomach cancer. You will be surprised, but neither stress nor poor nutrition are the main causes of the development of these diseases. It is Helicobacter that leads to infection of various areas of the stomach and duodenum, and it is transmitted by... just a kiss.
"Bubbles" that periodically appear on the inside of the lip are nothing more than a lesion of the oral mucosa - stomatitis. This disease is not dangerous, but there is little pleasant in it. In addition, stomatitis can occur in both mild and severe forms. The latter leads to bleeding gums and the appearance of an unpleasant smell from the mouth.
Most of us have been familiar with caries since childhood. It is this disease that leads to the destruction of teeth and subsequently forces us to turn to our beloved dentists.
It occurs not only from a large number of sweets eaten, as our parents used to scare us. Theoretically, even a completely healthy person can pick up streptococcus mutans bacteria, which cause caries, in a domestic way-through unwashed dishes or a kiss.
We don't want to scare you too much, but meningitis, polio, rubella, cytomegalovirus, mumps (mumps) and various gum diseases are also transmitted through a kiss. To minimize the risk of getting into the body of any pathogen, carefully monitor your health-regularly visit the dentist, check the stomach, observe personal hygiene.
And most importantly, do not be afraid of kisses! We have already told you that this pleasant process is able to prolong life, strengthen the immune system and generally has a positive effect on human health.