A 31-year-old female asked:
i currently have an outbreak of genital herpes simplex 1 (diagnosed recently ). do i need to be lysol wiping the toilet seat for infection control?
1 doctor answer
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some ...: If the toilet you have used is just for you, it's absolutely no need to disinfect.... If using public toilets, it's optional because the toilet users after you have no chance to contact your out-breaking sites with their broken-very unlikely-skin. So, the likelihood to transmit herpes virus is almost next-to-none. Clinically, I don't believe there has been a study being done to address the answer.
Answered on Feb 6, 2020
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