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can you get herpes from a toilet

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Living in the World: No. Not at all. This is very widely known in the world. Please remember that with all of the new information about herpes that if you have not h ... Read More
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
No you can not: No you can not get herpes from toilet or by using public bathroom.

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
No you can not: No you can not get herpes from toilet or by using public bathroom.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
No risk, no worries: In theory this might happen, but probably never does. Of course you should always washing your hands after using the toilet, but this advice is import ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Poor public toilets: Poor public toilets get 'blamed" for everything from Herpes to STD's. None of those cases are true. Most women squat in public toilets ... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
23 years experience Infectious Disease
Definitely not: Herpes is sexually transmitted - so you can't get it from a toilet seat. The virus will die after leaving the other person's body, so you are at zero ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Acyclovir : If you can find Acyclovir (Zovirax) over the counter in the pharmacy, great. If not, a trip to the MD can accomplish the same task. Keep in mind that ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
From someone else: You get herpes from someone else who has it. Hsv-2 is usually transmitted sexually. Hsv-1, the cause of cold sores, is often acquired earlier in lif ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
From herpes viruses: A person can get herpes from another person's fresh herpes sores. The other person may have sores on his or her genitals, lips, fingers, etc..., and t ... Read More
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