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Are Toilet Seats A Hot Zone To Contract Herpes Type 2
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
Is it possible to catch HPV from shared use of towels, toilets, and pants (if they were worn without underwear)?
Niece used public toilet sores on bottom and slightly wet her pants can she get HIV or hepatitis in either case?
Person has a cold & blows nose.. Then use that pice of toilet paper 2 dry their privates. Can that spread the sickness 2 their privates? Weird i know.
Unlikely: Common cold is due to rhinovirus which grows better in a cold moist environment (91-95 degrees farenheight) the nose is moist and when the ambient temperature falls, the virus start to grow in the nose and causes cold symptoms, but the genital area is not very favorable for the rhinovirus to grow, therefore it is unlikely to cause any problem; however it is not a good idea to use mucus paper. ...Read more
How big is the chance that you contract herpes from inanimate objects such as public tables, doorknobs, toilets, etc?
Can you catch aids from toilet paper in public toilets or by touching a surface other than someone's genitals?
Unlikely: To my knowledge, there has not been a case contracting HIV this way. Hiv virus cannot survive for long outside of the body. It is transmitted by getting contaminated blood through transfusion, dirty needles, or through bodily fluid during sexual intercourse. Even saliva is reported to not carry enough viruses to transmit the disease. It should be safe to use public restroom. ...Read more
Can hsv 2 be contracted from a toilet seat ?? Or is it ONLY by sexual intercourse ?? Partner has NO sores or visible lesion. But results positive hsv2
See below: HSV 2 can be transmitted without any open lesions. Virus is shed even when there is no rash. Contacting is from a toilet is much less likely. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Body to body massage from tantric masseuses using an outcall service. They would be naked and finish with handjob. Is there a herpes risk?
How long min/hr can HPV be transmittable on clothing, soap, toilet seat, etc? I know virus exists forever outside body but when can virus not transmit
No transmission risk: HPV has never been known to have been transmitted by clothing, toilet seats, or the other things you mention. Soap would kill it instantly. And I'm not at all sure the virus "exists forever outside the body". Where did you hear that? If you don't have sex, you cannot catch or transmit the genital HPV types. Don't worry about it. ...Read more
Diseases (virus, parasites, etc) you can catch from using a communal shower & sink if you have dermatitis (leg skin with minor rash) and use sandals?
How long can HPV- types that causes genital warts, live outside the body? I'm afraid my cats came in contact with my worn underwear on the floor.
Unlikely: well theoretically possible, it is exceedingly unlikely ...Read more
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
Can you get genital herpes from using someones bathroom that had a cold sore at the time you used their bathroom? Ex from surfaces they may have touch
Unlikely scenario: Genital Herpes is a viral disease , transmission by any method possible , fortunately is rare to occur such way , need body to body contact , virus will not survive out side body fluids especially on dry surface. Good hygiene is the best preventive measure in the bath room . ...Read more
Can HPV spread via formites? Im scared of going to public bathrooms and locker rooms after reading about how HPV could remain infective for a ~7 days.
Can you get genital herpes from sitting on a sweaty mat at a gym right after someone with genital herpes sat in same spot since it lives in moisture?
How long does the herpes virus 1 and 2 survive outside the human body, like on surfaces? Can you catch herpes this way?
Up to 3 - 4 hours: It's possible, but not super likely. You have to have a pretty large quantity of virus hanging out on the inanimate object (say for instance a straw), and it has to come into direct contact with your mucous membrane (say for instance your lips), for transmission to occur. Here's some info on herpes: http://health.Nytimes.Com/health/guides/disease/herpes-simplex/print.Html. ...Read more
If someone has a herpes infection on their face (e.G., cheeks) and they touch the sores and then touch household items, can this tranmit the virus?
Yes: Wash hands and take oral abtivral as necessary. ...Read more
Can u get herpes from a toilet seat, touching a sink or other object that a infected person touched after touching their infection?
It sounds...: ...As if someone (or some web site) has been frightening you with weird anecdotal stories. The herpes virus mostly causes blisters on the surface of the skin. It can infect other organs (including the eye and brain), but only in rare and unusual circumstances, such as newborn babies infected at birth, or debilitated patients with deficient immune systems. ...Read more
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