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can herpes spread through clothing when scratching?

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Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Yes indeed: Any surface contaminated by the drainage/discharge/ semen/ vaginal discharge can transmit the gift.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

Can you spread herpes through your clothes or scratching through your clothes?

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Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Possible: If you break blisters by scratching, and the fluid, which is rich in virus particles, gets on your fingers, you can spread it to other open areas of your body or someone else's ( oral or genital mucosa, eyes, or broken skin ).

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