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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
The situation you: describe does NOT sound like one in which the herpes virus can survive long enough to infect you! Hope this is helpful Dr Z
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
36 years experience Travel Medicine
No: The kind of herpes virus that gives you a "cold sore" is almost always type I (versus type II which is the typical cause of genital herpes), and lives ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes possible: Herpes ( simplex ) is contagious disease , possible to get infected by constant contact . Once infected will stay in the body for ever.
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A 5-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Be very careful!: Herpes can be very dangerous in newborns up to age 1 month. HSV is transmitted by direct contact with infected sores or tissues. No kissing her until ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience Infectious Disease
Don't touch coldsore: The Cold sore will have the herpes virus in it; so, if you touch it then touch your genitals, you're going to pass the virus along . If you do accid ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stan Coleman
62 years experience Ophthalmology
Herpes spread: You can infect the eyes by direct contact.contact with the lip sore and contacting the eyes with the same source can cause infection in the eyes. It t ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unlikely: An itchy nose is more indicative of an allergic reaction than an infection. A cold sore should have healed in a couple of weeks however. Suspect that ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
47 years experience Family Medicine
NO: Herpes is not spread air born It is with direct contact.
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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
It : It is highly unlikely. Herpes simplex virus 2 is a fragile virus, released from active (and latent) sores on the genitals and is spread by direct skin ... Read More

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