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Can U Get Herpes From Touching Some One
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
Yes.: If you touch a fresh cold sore and then rub your eye with the same finger, it is certainly possible to transmit the virus to your eye. So whenever you have a cold sore, don't touch it! if you get them often, ask your doctor or a dermatologist for an antiviral medication (valtrex, famvir, etc.) to heal them more quickly and prevent future attacks. ...Read more
I get a tiny cut on my perineum semi often. Blood test done for herpes, negative. No itching, stings faintly if I find one & keep touching it. Ideas?
Tiny cut: If you are sexually active it could be a tear from insertion of the penis into your vagina. Try using a generous amount of lubrication to ease this process. ...Read more
Can you get herpes from touching a towel that someone that has herpes but no current lesion used to dry off with?
Possible...: Generally speaking, herpetic outbreak with visible lesions is the prime time to be contagious and infectious, but not at 100%. Remember being exposed to doesn't equate to contracting it; contracting it doesn't mean going to develop its related disease. So, life is a chnaging, adjusting dynamic process of constant struggle to cope with reality, certainty, & uncertainty for survival, growth... ...Read more
Can you get herpes from touching a handle in a public bathroom and then that hand touches your genitals shortly after while wiping?
No worries: Brief, fleeting contact is never enough to transmit herpes. And there never would be enough virus on a handle or door knob anyway. Herpes is NEVER transmitted by contact with contaminated objects. Even in the households of infected people, sharing kitchens, bathrooms, drinking glasses, towels etc, nobody else ever gets it except by kissing or sexual exposure. So no worries at all! ...Read more
I have herpes type one should I be worried about touching my vaginal area in getting it that way or I have none to worrie about ????
No worries: Transfer of HSV to a new site (autoinoculation) sometimes occurs during an initial HSV infection, but almost never with longstanding infections. With oral herpes more than 3 mo, the risk is near zero. Don't push your luck: during an oral HSV1 outbreak, wash hands frequently and avoid rubbing your eyes and vigorous genital contact (e.g. scratching). But even if you forget, really no risk. ...Read more
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