Can Acute Viral Lymphadenitis Be Transmitted Through Lip Kissing?
Good afternoon doctor r nDoctor whether acute viral lymphadenitis can be transmitted through lip kissing?
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Lymph nodes (lymph nodes) are an important part of the immune system whose function is as a haven and the proliferation of white blood cells during inflammation. Lymphadenitis occurs when the lymph nodes themselves are inflamed or infected. The trigger can be varied, including one virus infection. There are so many types of viruses that can cause lymphadenitis, including:
HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) Measles (measles) Mononucleosis (epstein-barr virus), etc. Depending on the virus that causes it, this condition can be transmitted through lip kissing activity, or not. For example, if the cause is measles, the virus can spread through the respiratory tract mucus splashes in patients who are inhaled, either intentionally or unintentionally. The activity of kissing the mouth certainly further increases the risk of inhalation of this respiratory tract mucus. Another example, if the cause of lymphadenitis is HIV, then kissing the lips can cause transmission of the virus, especially if there is a wound in the oral cavity, even though its size is very small, which causes contact between blood fluid with the patient.
Because of the high potential for this transmission, patients with lymphadenitis caused by a virus need to get optimal treatment from a doctor. Depending on the cause, this condition can be treated by administering several types of drugs. If the patient's immune system is good, lymphadenitis due to viruses can often be cured and patients can return to normal activities as usual. But again, the potential for this recovery can vary depending on the virus that causes it. Therefore, you should consult directly with your doctor or internist.
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