Can Diabetics Spread Through Wounds.?
I want to ask … if the pus of a diabetic can spread through a shared bathroom … For example water … if later on if we touch skin, our wounds can also develop festering itchy …
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Basically, pus is a thick yellowish white liquid composed of dead white blood cells, dead tissue cells, and living or dead bacteria. Because pus also has bacteria that are still alive, pus can also transmit the infection. If you touch suppurating skin directly with your injured skin, it's possible that your skin could be infected with the same bacteria. However, if the case that you submit is transmission through the bathroom (for example, you are bathing in the same bathroom with a person who has a skin infection), then the possibility of transmission is quite small, especially if your skin has no injuries at all.
If you touch the pus directly, the amount of bacteria in the pus may still be large enough to cause infection also in your injured skin, but if the pus is mixed with water, the pus will be diluted and the amount of bacteria in the water will be very small. Not to mention if the water conditions are not suitable for living bacteria (for example, it is too cold, too hot, the acidity level is not appropriate, etc.), the bacteria will die by themselves, so the possibility of transmission becomes very small.
The human body has an immune system that can prevent humans from getting infected despite exposure to certain bacteria. As long as your immune system is good, your chances of having an infection are quite small.
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