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can you spread chlamydia on to washrags and such?

i was just wondering if you can spread this disease from using the same towel or washcloth...

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 7:03 PM on Nov. 28, 2008 in Health

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  • Go to WBMD.com. Look it up GL
    louise2

    Answer by louise2 at 7:09 PM on Nov. 28, 2008

  • Yes I think you can. If someone is wiping themselves with a towel and not toilet paper and putting it on the ground and you pick it up and use it and not toilet paper then yes you can catch it that way.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:10 PM on Nov. 28, 2008

  • no i just meant like, if someone got a shower, and used it and someone else like a kid used it.. its weird.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:11 PM on Nov. 28, 2008

  • Yes,the infected cells can spread,like germs.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:52 PM on Nov. 28, 2008

  • I googled it: Chlamydia is spread from person-to-person during unprotected sex. It can be passed through vaginal, anal, and oral sex. It can also be passed to the eye by a hand or other body part moistened with infected secretions. Chlamydia can be passed from a woman infected with chlamydia to her fetus during birth. Chlamydia cannot be spread by kissing, toilet seats, bed linens, doorknobs, swimming pools, hot tubs, bathtubs, sharing clothes, or eating utensils.
    (So it appears that washcloths won't spread it?)
    Bmat

    Answer by Bmat at 8:03 PM on Nov. 28, 2008

  • I looked farther and found this:
    http://www.cdc.gov/std/chlamydia/stdfact...
    YES IF YOU USE THE SAME BATH TOWEL OR WASH CLOTH.THE MAIN TRANSMISSION IS THROUGH SEX.
    Bmat

    Answer by Bmat at 8:06 PM on Nov. 28, 2008

  • NO YOU CAN'T
    For 1, the chlamydia virus can not survive outside of the body. If the virus was to be wiped onto a towel or washcloth it would quickly die as it needs the body to survive.
    2nd- it is only transmitable through mucus menbranes, meaning the vagina, throat, eyeball. If you touch the virus with your hand, you will not contract it unless you rub your eye, or finger youself.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:52 PM on Nov. 28, 2008

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