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A 18-year-old female asked:

If you have the flu and a cold sore and accidentally cough on your underwear, will this cause you to have herpes on genitals?

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Dr. Lori Semel
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Unlikely BUT: I cant imagine how this situation could occur but I guess yes it is possible IF you cough on your underwear with an active cold sore, that the virus could be passed. Not IMPOSSIBLE....

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Last updated Aug 23, 2014

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