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can you get herpes from a cut

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Genital herpes: Herpes 2 is usually transmitted by contact with the genital area, but if the person is shedding virus onto his hand and touches the cigarette and the ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: The transmission of herpes is not 100% with contact but increases with any breaks in skin or contact with mucosal membranes. One could potentially "a ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Asked and Answered: This question has now been repeatedly asked and graciously and accurately answered.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Herpes : Herpes is not easy to catch. It has to be skin to skin or fluid to skin carrying the virus. It is not transmitted by towels, toilet seats etc. Hope ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
No: Dog herpes does not like you and will not infect you.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possibly not usually: You could get herpes from kissing or chalymydia or gonorrhea in the mouth or rarely HIV if yoiur partner was HIV + and you had a open cut or sore, so ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
26 years experience Urology
Unilkely: Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted diease. It does not reside in the blood stream normally and therefore is not a blood borne pathogen.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Shingles occurs when the virus which causes chickenpox stays in your body in the nerve endings permanently and reactivates as herpes zoster (shingles) ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Transmission of herpes requires direct, intimate contact.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Its possible: If the other person has a cold sore you could pick up the virus on your mouth or lips.
A male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Very unlikely: The chance is virtually zero.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prabhakara Ravi
50 years experience General Surgery
No: Gangrene develops only when blood circulation to the part of the body is cut off.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Kissing disease: Many viral & bacterial infections could be passed through kissing. Mononucleosis is often called the kissing disease as this is quite easy to transmit ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes simplex: If the needle had first touched another herpetic lesion and then immediately pricked you, yes that could happen.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Sepsis...: Sepsis occurs when bacteria get into the bloodstream. It is possible for the bacteria to enter the blood from a cut or scrape. It is less likely if th ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
29 years experience Podiatry
Possible: Any cut can get infected. It is rare but possible for a simple cut to become infected and progress into sepsis which is a systemic infection in the b ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Razor Burn: Razor burn - shaving w a razor can cause skin irritation . It is possible to have scabbing.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Nope: Infectious diseases don't materialize out of nothing; you have to catch the germ. You can't catch herpes or any STD except by sex with an infected per ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
No: You don't get HIV that way.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Efremov
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: Body fluids of the hiv-infected person have the virus. Sharing or contacting body fluids poses risk of HIV tranmission. Get tested. Practice safe sex. ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
42 years experience Dermatology
Herpes: Herpes virus can attack tonsil area as a cluster of small blisters but not common. Tonsillitis is usually due to other viruses or bacteria.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Well: Use of clean fingers for digital penetration would not transmit chlamydia. It seems to make sense to me that if there are fresh genital fluids on fi ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: To contract an std requires direct intimate contact.

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