A member asked:

If you touch herpes and you wash your hands with only running water for 3 minutes or more, will herpes die?

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Dr. Ryan Phasouk answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Uncertain: It's tough to predict in your scenario what the risk is of someone contracting herpes. Your intact skin offers a great barrier of protection to many pathogens, including the herpes virus. Couple that with prompt washing of the affected area, it should minimize your risk of contraction dramatically. All the best!

Answered 3/18/2014

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