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Can i spread herpes to my eyes from a cold sore. i have herd you cannot spread it to other parts since your body has created immunity to the virus?

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Dr. Stan Coleman
Ophthalmology 63 years experience
Herpes spread: You can infect the eyes by direct contact.contact with the lip sore and contacting the eyes with the same source can cause infection in the eyes. It takes direct contact,otherwise it would stay localized on the lip.

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