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Kiss Day: Experts talk about health benefits and risks |  Sao Carlos and Araraquara

Kiss Day: Experts talk about health benefits and risks | Sao Carlos and Araraquara

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As Sandy and Junior said at the height of their success in the 1990s, “A very good kiss, more than a thousand more than good“But this gesture, which is seen as a show of affection and affection that brings health benefits, can also transmit some diseases.

Hey 'kiss of the day' It is celebrated this Saturday (13) and to guide all the kissers on duty g1 I spoke with two experts who highlighted the benefits and risks of this practice.

Kiss Day is celebrated on Saturday (13) – Photo: Cotton Bro Estúdio/Pexels

According to São Carlos (SP) psychologist Ana Paula Balan, Kissing is an essential expression of affection to strengthen and maintain bonds.

“It's the phrase 'I love you every day' that strengthens the union of partners,” he said.

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Psychologist Ana Paula Balan – Photo: Personal Archive

An affectionate act can bring up positive or negative memories. If the experience of kissing someone is unpleasant, it is still possible to look at the positive side: the act can have health benefits, according to the psychologist.

“Through our lips, we convey a huge amount of emotions and sensations. Lips and kisses are the most powerful human weapons, having the ability to trigger different physiological responses related to the production of neurotransmitters that bring well-being and fulfillment,” he declared.

See what science says about kissing on the mouth

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According to the World Health Organization, more than 65% of the population under the age of 50 suffers from cold sores, which can be easily identified by the appearance of small blisters, redness in the area, and redness of the skin. It is transmitted through kissing And sharing things, such as cups and cutlery.

Dental surgeon from São Carlos (SP) Renan de Agostino Aguilar Barroso has listed the five main signs to identify the problem and treat it in a simple way:

  • Lip redness.
  • Slight swelling of the lips.
  • chapped lips;
  • Itching and burning.
  • Wounds and blisters.

Cold sore symptoms can appear and leave people feeling uncomfortable and in pain. Barroso's advice is for the patient to seek help from a dentist, in addition to keeping the area clean at all times.

but, Herpes is not the only villain for kissers. There is also infectious mononucleosis, popularly known as “The kissing disease”.

Mononucleosis is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus via saliva. Despite the common name, it's not just kissing that can transmit the disease: objects like a toothbrush, glasses, or cutlery shared with an infected person can also transmit the disease.

What are the symptoms of mononucleosis?

In many cases, mononucleosis is asymptomatic. Therefore, people can transmit the disease without even knowing that they are infected with the virus.

According to the Ministry of Health, The disease can cause:

  • High temperature;
  • Pain when swallowing.
  • cough;
  • Joint pain;
  • Swelling in the neck.
  • Skin irritation;
  • tonsillitis
  • exhaustion;
  • Swollen liver.

Kiss Day is celebrated on Saturday (13) – Photo: Marcelo Silva / Personal Archive