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How long does it take herpes to develop antibodies that would prevent it from appearing in another place in the body like eyes?

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Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
No antibodies: Herpes Simplex or Zoster lives in the nerve. It shows up with stress, sun and low immune status. The best prevention is if you get cold sore on your mouth or other site please wash your hand with soap and water. Please avoid touching your eyes.

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Last updated Dec 11, 2014

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