For most people, kissing is closely associated with the expression of affection. In addition, the smooch was also able to provide a positive impact on health, such as increasing metabolism and reducing stress.
However, did you know that kissing can also be a medium of transmission of a number of viruses and bacteria that cause disease? Here are some diseases that can be spread by kissing, as reported betterhealth and go4healthy,
Flu is transmitted through direct contact with the virus. Anyone, including you, can be infected with flu from saliva droplets or direct contact with secretions (fluids and mucus) from the nose and throat of infected people.
Herpes can be spread through direct contact with the virus while kissing. Herpes is most easily spread to others when lesions are formed or has erupted. This virus can ‘shed’ (spread to other people) from the location of lychees, even when it has healed herpes. While chickenpox is easily spread from person to person by direct contact, droplets of saliva or air distribution.
Glandular fever is the common term for a viral infection called infectious mononucleosis, which is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. The virus is spread through saliva and infection occurs through contact.
Warts in the mouth can spread through kissing, especially if there are areas that previously experienced trauma or injury.
Kissing can also spread the virus, even though the blood had higher levels of virus than saliva. Infection can occur when the blood and saliva of infected direct contact with another person’s bloodstream or mucous membranes. Someone more likely to be infected when kissing if they both have open sores around the mouth.
This is a potentially life-threatening conditions including meningitis, inflammation of the membranes (meninges) surrounding the brain and spinal cord, and septicemia. The bacteria can be transmitted either by direct contact or through saliva droplets.
Those are some diseases that can be transmitted through kissing. I need to know, saliva is one of the body’s defense system. When a person is dehydrated, the bacteria in the mouth can grow up to four times (than normal) so potentially infectious. Therefore, always keep your teeth and mouth to keep it safe from various diseases.