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can you get herpes in the eye from a droplet of spit

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Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Herpes is not spread via droplets, it is transmitted via skin/mucosal contact.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not likely: First you may be surprised to know that most people have been infected with the herpes simplex I virus but only a small % of the people end up with co ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Doubtful: If the bottle cap contained spit contaminated with Herpes type two, it might cause a problem Type one is the most common and you are almost certainly ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Little or no risk: This is theoretically possible but extremely unlikely. In any case, at this point there is nothing that can be done to prevent it. If no symtoms (sore ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Spit in your eye: Hardly likely from getting spit in the eye. Exposure is minimal.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
49 years experience Ophthalmology
See an ophthalmologi: Herpes in the eye can be serious and affect your vision. You should see an ophthalmologist asap to be evaluated and treated.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Leng
15 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Both hsv1 and hsv2 as well as varicella zoster virus (VZV) can affect the eye. Common sites of infection are the cornea and retina.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
From your finger: HSV I is the most common HSV eye infection. It isn't considered sexually transmitted. HSV II is sometimes sexually transmitted and can infect ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Heston
28 years experience Family Medicine
Unlikely: Herpes of the eye... Herpes zoster... Comes from a reactivation of latent varicella-zoster virus. See: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0 ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Herpes transmission : Herpes is infectious if mucus membrane to mucus membrane contact. There is a possibility since the baby touched the mouth and then their eyes/ m ... Read More

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