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could mouth to mouth kiss transmit ms

hello everyone

I was diagnosed in age 17 but when i was a young child my aunt who was diagnosed same year as i was but she was much older in diagnosed was kissing me mouth to mouth as being cute i find it disgusting

could it be the reason i got the ms

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jen1973g
4 days ago

No


laurab90
4 days ago

Is this a serious question? 🤔


nutshell88
4 days ago

any question about ms isn’t ridicule
and any useful answer is well appreciated.😉

@ jen1973g cheers.


laurab90
4 days ago

It isn’t contagious.


jamoranto
4 days ago

Nope not contagious


itsmewithms
4 days ago

We may laugh off or discount this question entirely but the fact is the cause of MS is unknown. It is unlikely that it was set off by a kiss. If that kiss passed along a virus, however, could have triggered something. The Epstein Barr virus is one that has had some research and if you put it into the magnifying glass on the upper left of the screen or in google you will get hits. The MS society has a page discussing viruses and MS: https://www.nationalmssociety.org/What-is-MS/What-Causes-MS/Viruses

It is called glandular fever in some parts of the world. In the US we call it “Mono” and when I was a kid it was very funny and referred to “kissing disease” and if you got it (usually as an early teen) you would be teased on who you were kissing.

There was a thread out here last week asking if anyone had a high fever and how many years after that were they diagnosed with MS. It seemed that many did have a high temp (some from EBHV) and 10-15 years later seemed to be the number of years later that they were diagnosed with MS.


nutshell88
3 days ago

the reason I wondered as well is I’m not allowed to give blood to anyone donor i guess its called becsuse i suffer ms and it might cause problems reasons of it is unknown
but since blood is not allowed how could saliva be
@ itsmewithms


potter
3 days ago

I understood that they only denied people with MS giving blood as a precaution because a definitive cause of MS hasn’t been discovered yet. My husband and I have been sharing bodily fluids for 50 years, I am still the only one with MS in the family. Potter


itsmewithms
3 days ago

I’ve been donating blood for years with MS and have never been refused and have never been told not to donate. Not sure if it is different in other countries. I have also donated bone marrow but that was before I was diagnosed with MS and am not sure that I am a good donor for that as they pick up my blood type, immunities, etc.

Looks like the qualifications for donating blood vary by country but since 2007 we have been able to.

https://www.webmd.com/multiple-sclerosis/ms-donate-plasma-marrow#1


nutshell88
3 days ago

@ itsmewithms
hehe my donation was refused in Scotland.


jamoranto
3 days ago

I cannot donate my blood in Vancouver Canada.

If giving a kiss on your lips her mouth and your mouth were both open, that may have transmitted a virus that may have caused MS, but nobody knows for sure yet…


nutshell88
3 days ago

@kelly Stankewich
i dont know i was a baby or a very young child to remember mum told me recently – me and mum believe that is disgusting -while i was looking at my childhood video tapes she remembered and saod maybe she gave ms to u she was doing it often


aoife_brennan_1
3 days ago

I don’t know anything about your background but I would bet my life savings that you did not get MS from a kiss from a relative. I am the first MSer my family has ever known and if this is how you believe MS to be transmitted then I must have breathed too close to someone a few years back and shared their darned air.


nutshell88
3 days ago

@ @aoife_brennan_1
I’m saudi arabian lady but unlike arabs in general my family from dad side are extremly extremly white dad was the whitest and tallest in Edinburgh with hazel eyes i got my skin color from him
way tallest than Scottish people but we are so thin with mild Marfan Syndrome me father me my brothers sister his dad sisters brothers
ect and i got my cornea sepersted becsuse of marfan i know its not our subject pardon

anyway ” aunt ” was diagnosed with MS age 45 i was diagnosed same year age 17
therefore im planning to do a genetic test 3/2020
i dont believe her kiss is the cause i suspect thats all


itsmewithms
3 days ago

Got thinking overnight on this and instead of focusing that the aunt kissed you think instead about the fact that you have an Aunt with MS. A lot of people on this site can list of known relatives with MS. I can’t. There is new evidence of the genetic links of people with MS. This may develop into the “reason” for MS. I listed a link to some research going on in this vein. Hoping for a cure…and better yet prevention.


potter
2 days ago

I agree I had two aunts with MS and so far twelve relatives including my mother, grandmother, uncles and sister that have died from ALS. It is most certainly genetic in my family. Potter


nutshell88
2 days ago

when my grandfather reached over 100 yrs of age he got parkinson’s
but i think it might be due to old age
because he wasnt ill with any fat illness all his life eventually passed away from fever. that lasted for long. hospitals couldn’t heal it even aramco hospital.
i get similar fever ever several yrs even when i was in scotland i got it at the summer royal infirmary couldnt do anything i got hospitalized until it simply went down by itself after a week or something i even gained weight over night from 4 ivs in my veins
they gave me strong anti biotic iv no use

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