Can you catch any infection from toilet water splash?
Can you get bacteria like h. pylori from toilet water splash?
I recently saw on Dr Oz about this same subject and he said to always put the lid down before flushing so not to get any spray on you.
Yes, great advice! Bacteria spreads all throughout the air when you flush a toilet with the lid open.
I think the main point here was not about having water splashing on you when flushing the toilet but rather when you are in the act of pooing and when the poo drops in there water splashes back to your B***ms, so I think the concern is that water splashing on someone when still in the act due to poo dropping into the loo.
yes, i believe so. i read something like that at https://medratimes.com
Electrical code mandates a PROTECTED outlet 6 feet from all water sources. SO, dropping the lid before you flush might be a smart habit to adopt.
No idea but I think you can catch anything from a public toilet. NEVER sit on one! Act like a helicopter & hover! As far as a private toilet ... it is still filled with bacteria, although I must admit, I have no clue as to what h. pylori is but it sounds painful. Types and kind doesn't bother me, can't see them with my eyes anyway, so as long they stay off my rear end, I'm happy. Blunt, but truthful.
Hover? Please don't! That's what the paper covers are for--sometimes called "A$$ Gaskets." Hoverers tend to sprinkle on the seat; cover or no, miserable for the next person. If you MUST hover, please wipe the seat!
You are safe to sit on a toilet seat as long as you have no open sores, cuts, or wounds on any part that touches the toilet seat, such as your buttocks, thighs, etc
You can catch anything in a public toilet cause different people use it every day.
I think so, if the water is dirty. It depends on what part of your body the water goes to, if there is an opening such as a scratch or a bruise. The chances of catching the infection is very low though. But you never know. So to protect yourself, use your own toilet and if in cases where this is not possible, always bring a sanitary wet wipe with you. One wipe can kill all the bacteria that can cause the infection.
It is highly unlikely that one could catch anything from toilet water splash in the home. However, using a public toilet can conceivably give you many types of infections if you are not careful about the splash, or sanitize the seat before sitting down and always wash your hands when you are finished using the facilities.
In a healthy body, with a healthy immune system, it is almost impossible to get any kind of infection at all. We become susceptible to infections when we are in a weakened or compromised state from illness, poor hygiene, and especially when our immune system is impaired.
H.pylori can be transmitted from contaminated fingers to mouth, so cleanliness is imperative when using public toilets.
It is never recommended that anyone drink water from the toilet, especially children and pets.
A dirty toilet bowl that may not be cleaned frequently can harbor millions of micro-organisms, some of the being pathogenic (such as E.coli). E. coli are bacteria that are present in any environment, such as a toilet bowl, where people urinate and defecate. The fact that feces, or human stool, is disposed of via the toilet bowl, and water in that bowl is contaminated with E. coli (even when one cannot see these organism (hint: micro-organisms), meaning that the toilet may look clean, but still contain organisms, is a good thing to think about. Meaning, you have to be careful when you use a toilet, public or otherwise. I cannot remember how many urinary tract infections I have treated, primarily in my female patients, where the guilty organism was E. coli. Cystitis, or bladder infections, in women primarily, and some mild kidney infections that I have treated, were caused by E. coli (I know because I always do lab work (tests) which measure the number of E. coli in the urine, to help me make the diagnosis of urinary tract infection
Now here is the sad part, I have had young girls who have come to me with urinary tract infections (bladder infections) who said that they let the tissue that they wiped themselves with, touch the water in the bowl, inadvertently, but still used the tissue to clean their vaginal area. What they did was, without intentionally meaning to, directly infected their urinary system with E. coli.
Now, imagine if toilet bowl water accidentally splashed up into a females vaginal area, and the water was contaminated with E. coli, and she wiped herself dry, not knowing that it would have been best to "wash herself careful" with soap and water.
h. pylori has been associated with stomach ulcers in many cases, and therefore, have been treated antibiotic therapy as part of a ulcer treatment regimen.
I would like to say in closing, that most of the urinary tract infections that I have seen were not related to toilet water, most probably. However, notice that toilet seat covers are available in many public restrooms? These paper covers are a far cry better than nothing. They may have actually helped people keep from getting infections, and especially organisms like "crab lice." Be careful.
My Sister took me to the bathroom with her via phone, she cursed the toilet bowl water, asked what was wrong, she said "back splash" & it would cause a UTI. In two days, she was on antibiotics. Never happened to me but what you teach: Sister tru
Swimming in contaminated water has also resulted in small outbreaks of VTEC O157. Drinking water that has not been treated to remove bacteria can also be a source of infection.
T/water splashed near my anus when i was in school 20yrs on last wk had blood and it turned into a small haemorroid. yesterday happened again damn it i have used rubbing alcohol and witch hazel. Any suggestions to cleanse area from infection? thank u
hello i am just wondering, i have a leaking toilet and the water is coming into my bathroom, i have used a towel to soak up the leakage until its fixed, and i picked up the towel to replace and forgot to wash my hands will this spread many bad germs?
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Wonderful and very informative infomation thank you for sharing.
yes it is..it can cause a lot of diseases...so it's better to be safe than never
Oh my, toilet seats are scary! I let someone live with me who never told me about their skin condition (SARS). She got sick enough to go to the hospital where I went to visit her. I was about to use the bathroom in her room only to have a nurse stop me. The nurse told me to use a public hospital bathroom because my roommate's condition meant the toilet seat had to be disinfected every time she used it along with anything she touches, bedding, showers, ect... imagine me surprise and how angry I was at her for not telling me herself! She put my health at risk. had I known about her condition, I would never have let her move in with me.
Can you catch any infection from toilet water splash? Can you get bacteria like Helicobacter pylori from toilet water splash? The answer is no. If you have open sores or cuts on your hands or on your back side it is very possible to get a bacteria infection, just not necessarily h.pylori. Helicobacter pylori is in the digestive system in the intestines and causes ulcers. It could be possible to pass the bacteria from hands to mouth if hands weren't washed after using the toilet. But it isn't common.
So that means toilet water splash in the anus won't transmit H. pylori? If it's true then I am happy.
Why flush when you're still seated???
Why flush when still seated? Have you never experienced the "2-flusher" episode? I don't want to get too graphic, so please use your imagination and memory.
I think generally NO unless one is actively infected w/ a GI bug and is flushing after vomiting or passing infectious stool. These airborne pathogens are highly contagious. Toothbrushes should be stored away in cabinets or drawers for this reason. Hand washing after using the bathroom is more important than worrying about backsplash in most situations. Some "clean-looking" kitchen counters are actually greater health hazards than toilets- ugh!
UTIs have a variety of causes. Bladder or kidney deformities disallowing complete emptying, bad bathroom habits, too much soda, too much caffeine, holding urine too long like at school.
Wiping from front to back is important. Using non-scented tissue and adequate Vitamin C to name a few are good deterrents, as well as, drinking plenty of water.
Our organs are only as good as how we take care of them.
As for the toilet water, you can get infections from any germs you ingest, inhale, touch or consume. In addition to toilet water, you'd be surprised that your kitchen sink may actually host MORE bacteria than the toilet. We tend to clean our toilets with a vengeance and act like the sink doesn't need it as much - it does.
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It is correct that there are chances of infection when you go to any dirty public restrooms. There are chances that during water splash the germs may transfer from the toilet seat to your urethral or genital regions or also through a cut or score on the buttocks. The infection is then transmitted to a human body which can further escalate the problem to your health.
One things that has not been mentioned here is the minimum infectious dose. This is the smallest amount of a specific antigen(in this case microbes) that is need to cause an infection. It is highly unlikely that a splash from the toilet water is going to carry enough of the specific group of microbes that can survive in our body to infect you. Sitting on a toilet seat is a different story. On top of this, most of the infectious microbes you are concerned with (UTIs are unlikely for you) have only one mode of entrance: the mouth. As long as you wash your hands and don't touch your mouth on the way to the sink, you have little to worry about.
lol...such a funny but perhaps important question. It is constantly stated that toilet water is often cleaner than water from the kitchen. Perhaps if it was really a problem, then your cat/dog, whom loves drinking from it would have many illnesses by now. I think the problem doesn't rely on the water itself, but the contaminated porcelain that vessels it...as well as the seat.
Yes. Most definitely. Its more frequent in women then men though. I personally have gotten an STD from this. I was very depressed, and taking a lot of prescription medication. I was a little out of it for a while. I was at the courthouse for several weeks during my husbands trial. I was NOT at all sexually active, so there was no way otherwise. I had also had a baby six months prior to this, and had been thoroughly tested, ad clean since having any sexual contact. So the doctor explained to me it was from the toilet. So now I either hold it, or "hover" if an emergency
Yes you can get an infection. There are living things we can not see, but there are in any place.
my suggestion is to flush any toilet before use. even if it's teeming with germs, at least flushing minimizes it.
like you, i am annoyed by back splashes. a back splash happens when you drop constipated excretion, usually heavy. this can be avoided by taking in lots of fluids all the time.
Yes. because our body is very sensitive. sometimes people contaminate the water by dipping their hands into it , so be careful.
I don't think so unless its really dirty or if the splash is a lot
Not always,but that water is contagious so always becareful
Yes you can get an infection. There are living things we can not see, but there are in any place sir.
But they cannot live outside the body long enough to cause anyone any problems
The living things that you cannot see are known as microbes. Likewise, you have good and bad bacterias in many parts of your body systems. Had you had all good bacterias in your blood stream your immune system could not train itself to protect you.
Many people are afraid of public restrooms, but the toilet seat is not a common way of catching or transmitting infection to/from others. Many germs that cause disease can survive for only a short time outside of their human hosts, even on the toilet seat. It is a very rare thing for an infection to occur by coming into contact with germs in a restroom. The only way that the germs could infect you is by going from the seat to a cut or open wound on your thighs and/or buttocks, and you probably won’t see this happen in your lifetime.
As far as I know, no one has ever caught a sexually transmitted disease that way.
It's really hard to say, because how would you know that something came from that. It does freak me out when that happens though. Put TP in the water first so it won't splash, don't take any chances.
1 word answer - Yes. The splash is really hazardous particularly if you have have an injury/ cut on the exposed parts while bathing/ using toilet. The infectious water/ polluted liquid may come in contact chemically with injured area and cause serious ailments/ disorders.
The main reason for the infection isn't because the toilet water is unsanitary, but instead because the vagina is temporarily suffering from an acidic condition which makes it highly probable that any bacterial infection will result to an infection.
I have used public toilets all over the world even drop toilets and have never had a problem . If they are flushed first (except of course drop toilets ) they should be no worries of anything being in the water. It is worse if people hover as they usually make a mess ...
Toilet water is actually very clean water and it is not likely to get an infection.
If anything- I would worry more about the toilet seat and handle along with sinks/ and public bathroom door handles. They carry many diseases, especially Hep A as it comes from feces and lives /is active for up to 4 days. I worked in a drug and alcohol unit as a counselor for many years, this was a number one priority to keep clean. Also did you realize - even in your own bathroom, please do not leave your tooth brush in a vessel that is near a toilet. when you flush it releases many small amounts of water/urine and feces and can spread for many feet- I bet if you took your toothbrush and toilet water to be tested. Your toothbrush would harbor many more bacteria's.. Wash your hands, never open public door handles without a protective barrier (such as a Kleenex) and believe it or not- the menu you read at a restaurant carries more bacteria then both above!
Yes, and eeeew. Not likely but yes you could theoretically.
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Any toilet bowl is dirty, which is any public toilet harbor millions o pathogen bacteria The fact that feces is disposed in the toilet bowl, the, the seat, and the bowl are contaminated. Use a cover on the seat and clean your genitals with soap and water after using a public restroom. They are filthy and full of disease.
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If you sit on a filthy toilet with filthy stagnant water...definitely! especially in public bathrooms. If the toilet is clean and the water is clean probably not. But i would feel uncomfortable having toilet water splash on my sweet butt, especially if its a public bathroom. That would call for excessive scrubbing and disinfectant.
I think so...
But you get such kind of bacteria : if you wish for it.
Worry more about what you touch with your hands every day- money, faucet handles, doors, grocery carts, meat juices on packaging, pesticides on produce- not washing your hands thoroughly or often enough and eating or rubbing your eyes can hurt you a lot more than getting back splash on your unbroken skin.
I am not sure but I wouldn't want to take the chance. Once I was on a travel trip and I stopped at a walmart to use the restroom. My first mistake. I sat down not realizing that it was more than a splash but a wet splashed seat. I freaked out. No toilet paper was in the stall to even wipe it off. I got out of there and tried to get papertowels and soap and there was none of that either. I walked over to the hand sanitizer isle and pumped until I had enough in both hands and slid them down the back of my pants. hahaha. I didn't get sick but my husband did wonder why I ran out of the bathroom and did that in front of him. You should have seen his face! LOL
Yes taking a class now and we are on the subject of microbiology .
Very interesting information all people should know and practice safe hygiene to stay away from contamination and diseases.
Staphylococci can be spread because it is found on the skin.
Because skin sheds
Transferred through direct contact or formites meaning inanimate objects.
That could be toilets. The reason they have paper to cover seats
Also if this was not a concern of infectious diseases, why do public places extremely cover hands and use proper precaution not to expose their skin, they wear gloves, and clean with brushes, some use power wash machines. The point is be safe.
Yes you can catch any kind of infection. Even the water that you use to wash your hands, it can be very dirty. That's why you need to wash your hands with the soup!
Bacterial infections are due to unsanitary condition. Which mean the bacteria thrives to the point of infection because the internal condition of the vagina had been made highly sensible to infection.
The Ph of the vagina may have been acidic. Which would have made it highly sensible to bacterial infection.
Vaginas that are acidic leaves an unpleasant taste in the mouth that isn't healthy to swallow. Vaginas that are alkaline are pleasant to eat.
It will not cause you to spit out the fluid and it is never easy to infect a vagina that is alkaline with a bacteria. Sexual transmitted disease are highly transmitted amongst people who suffer from an acidic condition.
Bacterial infection thrives in acidic condition because the the bacteria is being fed by the unsanitary condition of the vagina.
If you have an open wound on your skin and you come in contact with bacteria, yes you can get an infection. However, if you do not have an open wound on your skin it is highly unlikely.
Pores are open , people use lotions , oils, they penetrate the skin.
Germs on objects or in them can still effect anyone.
So toilet water could splash back with bacterior from the walls.
No one should think there is a 100 percent sterile toilet
I think yes if the water and the toilet is so dirty. I tried my best not to use public toilet but if I ever have to use the public toilet I will never sit on it.
I saw a documentary that tested this theory. They sampled tested this by leaving toothbrushes in their holders, and after the toilet had been flushed for (i can' remember for how long), they tested the brushes and they all had faeces on them. Since then,
I always ask my visitors to close the lid before flushing.
I keep all toiletries, brushes, flannels and towels in cabinets and cupboards, and if I HAVE to use a public toilet, I hold my breath, and try not touching the walls, or anything physically possible. If that makes sense.
FYI, I'm not OCD,
You need to do more research. Your conclusions are wrong. It is very rare to get anything the way you describe here. And h pylori, I have had. It's a bacteria in the stomache and gut. Nothing to do with toilet water. Treatments are swallowed. It used to be called beaver fever and is from contaiminated drinking water. You can have it for years before it gets to the point you even know you have it. I do use the covers most places provide now and lay down toilet paper when they don't. On I side note: I don't drink toilet water and can confirm that's not how I got it. LOL
Terry is it possible there may be human persites passed through human waste
That lands in toilet water?
I believe this is possible.
If this backflashes your private area you could contaminate your body as well.
Iam commenting because it's not true to pass on theory as fact. H pilori cannot be passed this way. It has to be ingested. It's connected to contaminated drinking water. Not a little splash from a toilet.
i think if the toilet itself is not hygienic and is contaminated, but the water itself is clean water the same one that goes to the kitchen tap.
I suppose you could that's why you should flush before you sit down at a public toilet. The fresh water wouldn't hold enough bacteria to infect you unless you started swimming around in it. Drink more water and you won't have such heavy bombs anyways.
Here's what i think, the skin is a first line of defense from infection, so if the skin is broken, bruised or teared in any way there's a chance that it can become infected when in contact with the environment, that is why we always clean a wound and apply a dressing over the site so it does not become infected.
I suppose there are some out of the toilet examples, that are rare, that have given people infections on open sores or wounds. However, I was taught in high school health class, that people don't transmit diseases from toilets.
I know this might sound funny to you but here it goes. I am Italian, brought up Christian. I was always taught to wipe with toilet paper or wipes. I am now 50. I converted to Muslim and part of the Muslim regimen when going to the bathroom, one or two is to take a container of water and wash both areas, every single time going to the bathroom. Of course in public bathrooms it's more feasible to use wipes, but saying that, if you wash with water and cleanse yourself every time you urinate or poop, you clean yourself and avoid any infections. and of course washing your hands thoroughly after you use the facility. I don't know if that helps but its what I've learned.
For ladies it is more exposed as for men, and it always worries me like crazy whenever I'm in public toilets. As for at home, I always make sure the lid is closed when I am flushing.
Can you catch any infection from toilet water splash?
its possible but very unlikely
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