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A 18-year-old male asked:

If i have a cold sore and was drinking water and some of the water backsplashed into my eye will i get eye herpes?

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Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
By theory it seems possible but not in reality. If that happens we will advise people not to wash their faces when they have cold sores, don't you think so?
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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
People with herpes at one site are immune (or at least highly resistant) to new infections with the same virus type at different body sites.
Jul 17, 2021
Last updated Jul 17, 2021

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