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A 18-year-old female asked:

My mother has a cold sore on her lip, can i get herpes just by touching objects she's used with her hands and then using the bathroom after?

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Dr. Suneel Khetarpal
A Verified Doctoranswered
General Surgery 34 years experience
No: While cold sores are contagious the contact has to be direct, you can not contract tit from other sources
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