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Everytime I make out with this guy I get a sore throat the next day.

This guy smokes and doesn't eat healthy. He is sort of a fling and so occasionally we'll get together. We make out a lot, so could there be something tranferred when we kiss that makes me have a sore throat the next day? 

 
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Its from my understanding (and I am NOT a doctor or anything close) that there is a lot of bacteria in your mouth.  Some people, due to cultural, social, or bacterial reasons will have different types of bacteria in their mouth as you, ones that you've never encountered before.

So, when you kiss, you probably french kiss, and when you do you exchange those germs, in turn, effect your throat and give you a bacterial infection.

Cavities, plaque on your teeth, are all caused by bacteria eating and growing on the food particles left in your mouth after you eat.



POSSIBLE SOLUTION:

You can try using mouthwash afterwards and try to kill the bacteria that enter your own mouth, or if your close enough to your partner, both use mouth wash before making out.  If you live with them, you can try to convince them the increase their oral hygiene.

In theory, you'll eventually build up an immunity to his standard regime of germs in his mouth.  You're probably as sensitive as I am! (this used to happen to me all the time with a previous partner, but since I've become older, I don't have the problem...but my current partner is better at oral hygiene)

Also, you can talk to your doctor about things that you can do to prevent this.  Obviously no longer kissing is going to be a solution, but I doubt that will happen.  If it becomes a serious issue, and it doesnt go away within 3 days, go to a doctor and tell them the possible origin!



As some one else pointed out, there are also STI's that can cause oral infections, ones that are transferred from genitals to/from your mouth/throat.  If you're getting seriously sick, you need to consider that possibility, that they need to be checked out.  He may be a carrier or host.  But that needs to be discussed with a doctor as well.

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I'd move on to someone who has better health habits...there must be something that's causing you to get a sore throat if it's happening the next day after kissing him.  Maybe his dental hygene is poor as well as his health habits...doesn't seem worth it unless he comes around and takes better care...but he has to make that choice on his own..

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The best thing you can possibly do to avoid a sore throat after kissing this jerk is to gargel with straight " Hydroden Peroxide" for at least 2 minutes. Yes it taste awful and is nasty stuff, but it will keep You from getting a sore throat. Works every time. Do this before going to bed and do not rinse Your mouth or drink any thing else until morning. John

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