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i have a cold sore can my daughter get a cold sore to shareing my pillow and blankets

A female asked:
Dr. Wai Lau
Dr. Wai Lau answered
30 years experience Pediatrics
Saliva is the key: Cold sore usually cause by herpes simplex type 1 virus Spread by saliva If She had a close contact with the pillow with your saliva then she can get ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Probably not: The amount of virus left on the straw probably is too little and also would not be contagious, because saliva etc would have dried. The risk may not b ... Read More
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Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: she did. Not a very bright thing to do
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
45 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: It is almost impossible to get herpes from a foreign object. Direct contact of your skin to his/hers is needed for transfer.
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Dr. James Burns
36 years experience Emergency Medicine
Shouldn't...: ...But how can you be absolutely certain the other individual doesn't have a lesion if you have been sharing that "tobacco" already?
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
18 years experience Dermatology
HSV-1: Cold sores spread from person to person by close personal contact, such as kissing. Cold sores are caused by a herpes simplex virus (hsv-1) closely re ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aylwin david Nathaniel
Specializes in General Practice
Observe: Let's maintain hygiene for now and avoid any further sputum contact. Start with acyclovir ointment for yourself in the interim.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
No risk, no worry: Repeat question? (Similar question recently answered by Dr. Kuitems.) It is almost impossible to infect a new body part. Once an HSV infection has bee ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
At this point: Would consider seeing your doctor for possible antiviral medication.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Evans II
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Herpes in the nerve: The herpesvirus remains dormant in the nerve root. Frequently, people feel pain before they break out, as the virus becomes active. I would. Consider ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Stop worrying: You've both met the virus and won't infect each other. Her contacting your sore won't cause hers to flare. Further, a physician can keep these at bay ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Smith
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Good question!: The only issue is spreading to someone else. The virus does not live very long off the human body (out of the cold sore). It is contagious with direct ... Read More

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