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Getting Spit In Your Eye From Someone Who Has A Cold Sore
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I was talking with someone who spits when they talk. Can i get herpes or CMV from getting a little spit in my eye?
Is saliva from a hiv + person that gets in eye a risk if they also have gum disease(?blood)? My client accidentally spits and it gets in mouth/eyes
Low risk, but...: Saliva inactivates HIV and not known to transmit it, even when blood is also present. Your risk is exceedingly low, zero for practical purposes. Still, it sounds like maybe you're a dental hygienist or similar. If so, you're supposed to take routine precautions against such exposures, like glasses or goggles--not so much to protect against HIV, but other blood borne viruses, colds, influenza, etc ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you get herpes from holding hands with someone who has a cold sore if you have a damaged cuticle?
Can someone catch a cold sore if they kiss someone that has had the tingling on their lip for like a month?
If someone with a cold sore talks over your food, possibly spitting in it mistakenly can u catch the cold sore?
Can you get herpes from drops of saliva "flying" around when you're talking with someone who has an active lesion?
Can you get herpes 2 from sharing a cigarette while having a cut on your tongue with someone who has herpes 2 in mouth and genital areas?
Yes: If the person whose cigarette you are sharing has active lesions then you definitely are at risk. Even if this person doesn't have active lesions he/she might be shedding virus and can be contagious. It is best to not share cigs, or maybe consider quitting. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are the chances of getting oral herpes from my girlfriend if she passionately kissed someone else who doesn't have an a noticeable cold sore ?
Subsequent to getting oral herpes from someone is it possible to feel sick/have a sore stomach the day after you kissed a person with a cold sore?
If a drop of spit from someone with a coldsore falls on an object while talking and you touch that with a almost healed wound. Risk of getting herpes?
If someone with a cold sore kisses a baby, will that baby get herpes or cold sores in the future?
They can: Cold sores are caused by a herpes virus. It is quite contagious so yes your baby can get herpes from another person and herpes virus stay dormant in our body and can reactivate any time in the future. Mos adults have already had and will ocassionally have cold sores come back. Same with children although it is quite unpredictable. ...Read more
No: Herpes flares up in the eyes because it is already in that persons body. You can only catch herpes type I from someone else if you are immunosuppressed. Type II herpes is transmissible but requires direct fluid contact and this is unlikely in an ordinary breath. Also there are many reasons for sores in the mouth and your friend might have one of the other causes. ...Read more
Hiv if i was having a conversation with an HIV person and during the conversation that person sprayed some of his spit in my eye by accident can that causes me to get infected? Thanks
Little if any risk: No such transmission of HIV has ever been reported. In general, exposure to infected persons' mouths or saliva are risk free -- for example, kissing doesn't transmit HIV, or so rarely it can be ignored. Among other likely reasons, saliva kills HIV. This nothing to worry about at all. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Shared a cigarette (Slightly damp on the end) with someone who has HSV-1 ,no cold sores though. What is my risk of contracting? Should I be worried??
Yes: Be worried, as cigarettes are dangerously harmful. One should never intentionally inhale the byproducts of burning organic material plus whatever chemicals are added to the organic material (called a cigarette). No worries for HSV-1, which causes about 80% of oral herpes and is considered a universal virus (most people have it). An estimated 80% of adults have HSV-1, so it's the new "normal". ...Read more
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