A 24-year-old female asked:
Can lip picking with no cold sores cause genital herpes?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Hunter Handsfield answered
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: Once someone has been infected with herpes more than a few months, the virus they is not transmitted to other body areas. Even with active cold sores, herpes is never transmitted to a person's own genital area. Don't worry about it.
Answered on Apr 13, 2016
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