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Can you get herpes from a cut

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
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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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Herpes Two: No. But remember the person infected with herpes is contagious where they are infected. Not other places. It is highly unlikely for someone with herpe... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 19 years experience
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
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 38 years experience
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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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
See an OB/GYN: Without an exam would only be guessing and that is not what you need. If this is happening in only one sexual position there may be an anatomical pro... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amar Ashraf
Specializes in Infectious Disease
Yes: Herpes infection cab be acquired by contact of active herpes lesion. You don't need broken skin or cut to get herpes infection. All you need is contac... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Both yeast infection: ; herpes infections can cause what seems like tiny cuts. Local symptoms from a herpes simplex 2 infection are usually is seen 2 to 12 days after expos... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Roger Sherman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Possible but unlikel: Hi Roy. It's possible for someone to shed the herpes virus and be asymptomatic. People with oral herpes may secrete the virus 2% to 9% of the time whe... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Jones singer
Gynecology 39 years experience
Tiny cut: If you are sexually active it could be a tear from insertion of the penis into your vagina. Try using a generous amount of lubrication to ease this pr... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Viswanath Chinta
15 years experience
Yes and NO: Theoretically there is chance. But risk is minimal. Chance is much less than being involved in accident when you drive carefully for 1 mile.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kitonga Kiminyo
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Perineum: Simple cut in the perineum possibly related to shaving but no obvious infection redness or drainage therefore no need for further workup or antibiotic... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Yes: Herpes is a virus and can be transmitted through body fluids. For example, you may have oral sex with someone who has genital herpes and get "genital... Read More
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