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Can I Get Herpes If I Drink From The Cup Of Someone With It
Not likely: Herpes, as most other viruses, does not survive very long on inanimate objects. Obviously if you are drinking from a vessel used by someone with active herpetic lesions immediately before you, it is conceivable that transmission might occur, but this would not be a common event. ...Read more
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
I was wondering if you can get herpes after drinking from the same cup by accident? There were no sores present at that time from what I could see.
Herpes simplex: Although nothing is impossible, transmission of Herpes virus through inanimate objects is highly improbable. You would seldom if ever get it from a cup. When my med students would say they got gonorrhea from a toilet seat I would tell them that it was a strange place to be having sex. ...Read more
If somebody with oral herpes has an open sore and was drinking from a cup of water then spilled that water into my leg that had a cut. Will I get it?
Not likely but: It is not likely but there is a remote possibility that the other person had an active herpetic lesion in the mouth and you drank immediately after he/she drank from the glass but I will not worry about it. Oral herpes causes cold sores and caused by type1 herpesvirus. Genital herpes is caused by type2 herpes virus. ...Read more
Herpes simplex: Virtually impossible, but since i never say never would say you have a better chance of being eaten by a shark in the rio grande. ...Read more
Contagious: If you mean drinking from the same glass that the person with herpes uses, it can be spread to you especially if that person has an active eruption. Oral contact with the herpes virus transmits it. If you have an immunity to the herpes virus you may not break out with the sores. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes but..: Very unlikley you will know it will come out within 2 weeks usually if you got it but 99.999% no ...Read more
Depends : On whether the person drinking out of the cup before you had a cold sore (& whether the cup got cleaned). ...Read more
Herpes simplex: Very unlikely.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can you get oral herpes from sharing a drink with someone that has herpes and is taking medication for it?
Yes: If someone has an active lesion (despite medication) transfer could be possible if the lips touch the same area on the glass. ...Read more
No: Unless there are more interesting convolutions to the story, no. ...Read more
My friend has (mouth) herpes but still lets people eat/drink after her. How can I get her to protect others?
We do not need to be "germaphobes" but we can be kind to those around us. If your physician has diagnosed an infection in you of any kind, inquire how it is transmitted and how to prevent same.
Truth be told some "terrible" bugs are real wimps in the real world. The common cold can stay on door knobs. Sexually transmitted diseases are only spread with close contact in a narrow temp & moisture... ...Read more
Can I get oral herpes from sharing drinking straw with infected person with no cold sore at the time?
Risky: An infected person can shed virus that could result in transmission without having an obvious lesion. In america at lest 1 in 4 people have herpes — 90% of them do not know they have it, and 3% of them are shedding virus (they are contagious) at any one time. Better to have your own straw and not take a chance. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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