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 Can HIV/AIDS be spread through an infected person cooking?
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 What is the best way to treat nausea please ???
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 How many of you use a public restroom on a daily basis?
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 If a person with HIV held my cigarette to light his and then if i smoked the cigarette will I contract the vir
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 Do the nurses have the right to know the illness of their patient?
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 Small cut on foot paddling in River Thames is a Tetanus jab needed?
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 Food poisoning?
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 If you was going out with a man/women?
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 My throat is starting to hurt! Usually means for me a cold is coming, how can I prevent from getting sick?
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 What could this problem possibly be?
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 What is in a flu shot?
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 Has anyone else ever got ill from having the flu jab?
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 Can u spread a cold sore through kissing?
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 Rich people diseases?

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 My 18 month old is running temp 103 for several days no ear infection but has swollen glands?
the doctor says viral I think it could be a infection any ...


 When sitting in your Dr's waiting room, do you read the magazines or think they may hold germs?
I worries me that, as other patients read them that have a virus or something....



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Can you catch a disease or an illness from a smell?
                     





GG
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no. not possible


dmitchell1799
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Not at all. Diseases or illnesses do not have smells. However, if you happen to breathing near someone else who happens to have a cold or flu, you may catch that. But you cannot smell that person's illness.


PrivateEye
there are contagious diseases by smell and by contact.


Alexander Valent
I don't think so !


Geg
Yes because if you smell it, and it is airborn then you can become infected. Like a cold, or flu. If you smell it then you are taking it in by the nose.


jen t
no


Techid
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What a great question. Uhhhh....


Arthur Francis P
bloody hell there would be a lot of people would be sick or dieing may be that wouldnt be a bad idea


JJ
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yes, it if smell it in meaning you breath it in and depending on what kind it is


ila
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well ts not that easy , u gotta b a trained doctor. for example only gynecologists can find the cevical cancer by a rotten smell


painter4800
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if it has a bacteria or virus that is airborne in it


BBQ MAN
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If it's airborne you will breath it in.


evans_lucas
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If the disease is air-bound yes you can!


dels replies
No A nauseous smell can make you feel queasy and ill but not actually ill... Might make you sick I suppose.. but that is a mental reaction to the smell , not a disease..


Lacey Lottie
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There are some infections such as colds and flu that are air born ( The germs float around in the air)
so you breathe them in.


Victoria P
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well, heres my theory. A bad smell could be a sign of bacteria forming on something. So, if you are handling anything smelly, make sure you wash your hands first.
Germs can be breathed in or consumed.......

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insane_mad_maniak
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that is one of the easiest places for a virus to infect. that is why you get a sore throat. the other place that is the most accessible for a virus or is the eye.

you can only catch a minor number of diseases through breathing them in, the only one you can are airborn type viruses/diseases. (certain for viruses, not sure about diseases)

diseases are more usually assosiated with the transmition of fluid, usually by blood, or from a insect bite, or animal bite. drinking infected water or food. or through cuts.


♥♥Meow Baby♥♥
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Only if its air-borne like TB ( Tuberculosis )


roger.williams20@btinternet.com
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I suspect it is the underlying reason for the smell that could be the problem.


sara s
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no, but it will worsen the situation if u have Asma or migraine


Otaner
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Yes, of course.


Cici
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if the scent you smell has a airborne virus that goes along with, it then you can...


Dr Frank
No, this goes back hundreds of years to the idea of ' humors' which was how it was believed diseases spread.

We now know they are due to bacteria, viruses and fungi.


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