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A 30-year-old female asked about a female:

Can hsv1 be transmitted through glasses/contacts? my 2yr old put someone elses glasses directly on her eyes. this person may have a cold sore on lip.

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Many sources for HSV: Herpes 1 is virtually ubiquitous in a childs living space and most get exposed from many sources. At age 2 your daughter might have already been exposed from you or your wife. Most infections in this age of infancy cause no symptoms or visible change. So don't worry about the eyeglasses.
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