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Can U Get Herpes Through Inanimate Objects
There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more
No risk, no worries: Of course another person's underwear should be laundered before wearing. But maybe you accidentally used a roommate's panties instead of your own? But still no risk; genital herpes has never been known (or even suspected) to be transmitted by clothing, even if the other person had an active outbreak of GH. It is caught only by sex with infected partner. Don't worry about it. ...Read more
Yes, but remember...: One can catch pinworms through kissing, but remember that pinworms are transmitted by a fecal-oral route. That means pinworm eggs hang around one's anus, or wherever traces of poop might end up. So, to transmit pinworms by kissing, some of the kissing probably has to be located "south of the belly button", or on unwashed hands. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scabies: You have to come in contact with scabies to get it. It is usually from another person, both by skin to skin and sexual contact. It can be transmitted through bed sheets, and towels, if they were not washed. Also pets can have it, and you can get it from them. This is the CDC site, which has a much more complete explanation. http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/scabies/gen_info/faqs.html ...Read more
Doubtful: By theory, but doubtful. For example if a person has an open sore or even a sore that is not readily visible and has sex while you are wearing underwear and the virus gets on your underwear, it would have to seep through the clothing and get onto your vaginal area. That being said, the safest is the use of condoms to prevent the spread of the virus, as it is unlikely with clothing, but can occur. ...Read more
Herpes paranoia : Can you get herpes through urine? Can you get herpes through bed sheets? Can you get herpes from the floor? Sorry I'm just paranoid
Could someone get hiv, hepatitis (a/b/c), or any other STD through their hands by touching an inanimate object?
Herpes simplex: This is highly unlikely if not impossible. ...Read more
No risk, no worry: Chlamydia can infect the oral cavity, but it's quite uncommon; and is only known to be caught from performing oral sex on someone with genital infection. It is rarely if ever transmitted by kissing. There has never been a scientific report of transmission by kissing, and even transmission by oral sex is rare. Oral chlamydia testing usually isn't necessary or recommended. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you get herpes from inanimate objects that people with cold sores have touched and then touching yourself after?
Maybe: Regardless you should not share a razor with anyone else. ...Read more
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