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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
Can you get herpes from inanimate objects that people with cold sores have touched and then touching yourself after?
Could you get infected from herpes by touching objects such as, cups, towels, earphones, and etc.?
Can u get herpes from a toilet seat, touching a sink or other object that a infected person touched after touching their infection?
Theoretically yes: Hsv can be transmitted through ai, so we recommend screening of donors to prevent transmission. Sperm banks screen their donors but if this is a directed sperm donor, you have to decide on the screening. We usually recommend infectious disease tests and quarantine for directed donors but sometimes people waive the testing and take risks. Good luck. ...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
Yes: The transmission of herpes is not 100% with contact but increases with any breaks in skin or contact with mucosal membranes. One could potentially "auto-inoculate" or spread the herpes virus to different parts of their body this way. Therefore, a cut to the hand makes it vulnerable to the herpes virus if there was contact. ...Read more
Can you get genital herpes by touching inanimate objects someone with a cold sore has touched and then touching yourself after?
No. Herpes is direct: An inanimate object cannot safely harbor HSV from a cold sore and then allow someone else to touch that and become infected. Herpes is transmitted by direct human to human contact, or on occasion by infected fluids say on a shared straw. I don't think you have to worry about this case - it wasn't a real exposure. Good to always protect yourself however and practice good hygiene. ...Read more
If you touch your cold sore and accidentally touch your genitals over top of your clothes, can u get genital herpes? Can it seep through the fabric?
You can not.: You need skin to skin contact to get it. ...Read more
I get a herpes blister on my neck. Can I transmit the virus through kissing or intercourse if my parter doesn't come in contact with the sore itself?
Maybe risk orally: If the herpes diagnosis is correct, the main risk is from direct contact with sore. Probably HSV1, originally acquired orally. If so, maybe a chance you have virus in the mouth during your neck outbreaks; probably best to avoid kissing or performing oral sex at those times. It's unlikely you have a genital infection, so no risk from intercourse. She could be tested to see if infected and immune. ...Read more
Can't touch anything without washing my hands. Scared I'm gonna get genital herpes because mother has cold sore and touches objects and clothes. Help?
Fear or Fact?: Sounds like this distressing thought is getting stuck in your head & taking over your life. It's an obsession- one, BTW, that's very common among ppl w/ OCD. Fact: all of us encounter stuff that *may* make us sick. Our immune systems aren't always prepared but they're designed 2 adapt. Learn 2 face & overcome ur fears so they don't rule your life. Suggest reading abt obsessns. Http://ow. Ly/3v10Ae ...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
I just found out that I have oral herpes and I have a few questions: 1. I gave my boyfriend a hickey, will he get it too? 2. Can it be transmitted through kissing on the cheeks etc? Thanks!
If someone with herpes touches his lip, then touches an object, than I touch this object and then touch my lip, will I get infected?
How long do the germs of the herpes virus live on surfaces and objects? I get cold sores and am just curious.
Hours to weeks: Longer if a dry surface. You are contagious when you have a sore on your face. But you are also contagious a few days a month when you have no symptoms at all. Since most people already have the virus hsv1, it has no effect on them. Prescription pills are very effective if used correctly, and very safe. Most people who harbor the virus require no treatment since they have no symptoms. ...Read more
How can herpes be passed on from a woman to another woman? Is there a way to get genital herpes through oral sex if I have it and she does not?
Depends on immunity: If immune to Herpes type 1 she should not be able to catch type 1 again, but may have outbreaks at locations where she had it originally. If immune to type 2 she should not be able to catch type 2 again, but may have outbreaks at locations where she had it originally. If NOT immune to type 1, she can catch type 1; if NOT immune to type 2, she can catch type 2; at locations where she is exposed. ...Read more
If drop of spit from someone with coldsore falls on an object while talking and you touch that with a almost healed wound, could you get herpes there?
If someone has an oral herpes outbreak and they drool and touch their mouth and then touch an object, can I get it if I touch the object and my mouth?
Possible: Possible but it would have to be almost immediately transferred. ...Read more
Mom has cold sores and touches everything without washing her hands after, like clean clothes, objects etc, can I get herpes from this? Sorry
Yes.: Usually it takes somewhat intimate contact such as kissing however if her hand was contaminated and she touched the glass and you drank from it it is possible to catch the infection. Talk to her about this and have her wash her hands frequently. ...Read more
My husband has hsv1 with no symptoms of cold sores, can I still get genital herpes from this through oral sex?
There are two separate herpes viruses. One cannot transmit a virus they do not have.
75% of adults have hsv 1 already. We now understand that 90% of those do not have outbreaks. But, viral shedding does occur and contagiousness is common even without an outbreak. Hsv 2, the 'genital' herpes, is found in 25% of humans. ...Read more
If I kiss somebody on the mouth who has herpes on their genitals only, can I still get the virus through their saliva?
No: No, it's very unlikely (unless he had touched himself and had put his hand in his mouth). ...Read more
Can group b strep trigger a herpes outbreak? Can I pass herpes through saliva with no outbreak? Have had no outbreaks for over a year or more and suddenly my husband and I got one the other night. I have no sores in or on my mouth... But did get a call to
A person has genital herpes (hsv2). His saliva enters another person's mouth through food. Will that person get genital herpes now?
Not Likely: Herpes requires disruption of the protective surface to cause infection. If there was a cut in the oral mucous membranes, a herpes infection can start there, but this is unlikely, although possible. The herpes virus will not travel intact through the stomach which is very acid and can not reach the genitals just by sharing food. ...Read more
Can a cold sore get through clothes? I have a cold sore and touched my thigh but I was wearing pj bottoms. Can I get genital herpes this way? Sorry
No: No it will not be transmitted through clothes ...Read more
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?
No: While cold sores are contagious the contact has to be direct, you can not contract tit from other sources ...Read more
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