Not sure if this should stay in the skin forum or be moved to a sexual health one....
I have a small patch of impetigo (about 1cm) about an inch to the left side of my mouth, it's weeping/crusting. I'm using Fucidin H on it at the moment.
I'm wondering how easily transmitted (if it all) this would be if I was kissing or performing oral sex on someone, once the fluid at the site of the infection didn't touch them/their lips/genital area?
I've read it can be passed on through saliva, but I can't find any info/stats on prevalence or really any detail at all on the topic, particularly relating to oral sex.
"Person to person contact spreads streptococcal bacteria
You can contract streptococcal infection – group A after contact with infected persons. The bacteria are present in saliva and nasal discharge so sneezing, coughing and shaking hands can spread the bacteria"