Typhoid fever is caused by a bacteria, Salmonella enterica serotype Typhi. It could come from contaminated food or water.
But typhoid could also be acquired through oral or anal sex.
Truly, transmission can happen from person to person.
In our previous article on typhoid we identified the different ways someone could get typhoid.
Also, we mentioned that that you could contract it from someone who failed to wash his or her hands after peeing.
From evidence in researches, the bacteria, Salmonella enterica serotype Typhi, often comes out in urines of carriers.
Sadly, some persons are asymptomatic and that is where the problem is.
We decided to write this follow-up article because we knew that acceptance of oral sex is increasing.
In fact some persons could hate their partner for refusing to give head, as it is popularly referred to.
Oral sex is the act of stimulating your partner’s genitals with your mouth, lips, teeth or tongue.
It could involve sucking or licking their penis (also called fellatio), vagina, vulva or clitoris (cunnilingus), or anus (anilingus). Some persons refer to it as blow job (BJ).
While it is pleasurable to have oral sex, some things should be considered before you engage in it.
Oral Sex And Typhoid Fever
One of the risks of engaging in oral sex is the transmission of infectious diseases.
Typhoid fever could be transmitted through oral sex, a research of 2003 stated.
It submitted that “in August 2000, the Ohio Department of Health reported a cluster of men with typhoid fever who denied having traveled abroad.
“An epidemiological investigation was initiated to determine the cause and the extent of the outbreak”.
According to the report, 7 persons in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana with culture-confirmed showed they had Salmonella enterica serotype Typhi infection.
“Two persons with probable typhoid fever were evaluated. All of them were men.
Also, all but one reported having had sex with 1 asymptomatic male S. Typhi carrier.
The researchers documented sexual transmission of typhoid fever. According to their findings, when oral or anal sex happens, typhoid fever may be contracted.
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The research highlighted the need for caution.
Transmission Through Oral Sex
Urine droplets stay in the tract when an individual urinates.
When the sucking and licking happens, they will find their way into the mouth of the individual and then go down into the intestine.
However, apart from typhoid transmission, there are other diseases that could also be transmitted.
According to the NHS, herpes, gonorrhoea and syphilis could be contracted through oral sex.
Other Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) through oral sex are:
- hepatitis A
- genital warts
- hepatitis B
- hepatitis C
- pubic lice
According the the report, the risk is generally higher if you give rather than receive oral sex.
Chances are that you are more exposed to genital fluids when you give oral sex
The risk is also higher if you have cuts, sores or ulcers in your mouth. Avoid brushing your teeth or using dental floss shortly before giving oral sex as this could cause your gums to bleed. If you want to freshen your mouth first, you could try mouthwash or mints.
If you want to engage in BJ, it is great to keep the risks in mind.
Kindly share with your friends and loved ones to enable them know the risk with oral sex.