A male asked:
How long does oral herpes stay on something? for example, how long do you have to wait to drink out of a water bottle that a herpie infected drank?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Donald Alvesanswered
Emergency Medicine 26 years experience
Wash bottle!!: Months to years, depending on environment, uv exposure, temperature, etc. Don't share unless you want infected.
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A Verified Doctoranswered
Dentistry 38 years experience
Wash it: Washing the bottle in regular dish soap kill any herpes virus on the surface. The virus will live only a few hours on a hard, dry surface.
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Last updated Aug 6, 2013
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