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Can you get herpes from drinking after someone who is infected?

Can you get herpes from drinking after someone who is infected?

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 (Definition)

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


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How likely is it to get herpes from drinking after someone who is not having an outbreak?

How likely is it to get herpes from drinking after someone who is not having an outbreak?

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

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Can you get herpes from drinking after a person who has it?

Can you get herpes from drinking after a person who has it?

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 more

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Cab you get oral herpes from drinking after someone who has genital herpes?

Cab you get oral herpes from drinking after someone who has genital herpes?

Contagious: Genital herpes is usually transmitted by contact with the genital area. If a person with eruptions touches your glass it's possible for the virus to be transmitted to you that way. Genital herpes virus can also cause herpes infection in the oral area. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes drinking after someone?

Can you get herpes drinking after someone?

Thanks for asking!: It is unlikely unless you have an open sore on your mouth and the transmission of blood of bodily fluids went right in. You should not drink after anyone anyway. ...Read more

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Can I get herpes if I drink from the cup of someone with it?

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

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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.

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

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Can you get herpes by drinking off a coke can?

Can you get herpes by drinking off a coke can?

Yes: Sharing a drink with someone who has an active herpes infection on their lips isn't wise. The virus could be transferred from the cold sore to the can, then picked up by the next drinker. ...Read more

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Can you get oral herpes from sharing a drink with someone that has herpes and is taking medication for it?

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

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Can you get genital herpes from drinking out of someone's glass?

No: Unless there are more interesting convolutions to the story, no. ...Read more

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Friend shared a drink with someone who has herpes in throat, can she get herpes by that?

Friend shared a drink with someone who has herpes in throat, can she get herpes by that?

Potentially: The virus can be shed even if no active sores--and since is located in the throat, is possible, even if not probable. ...Read more

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My friend has (mouth) herpes but still lets people eat/drink after her. How can I get her to protect others?

My friend has (mouth) herpes but still lets people eat/drink after her. How can I get her to protect others?

Be aware: 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

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If you drink after your spouse when he has a cold sore, will you get herpes?

If you drink after your spouse when he has a cold sore, will you get herpes?

Odds minimal: Odds are you wont, but you could, probably from the virus on the glass rather than from being in the drink. But be logical, get your own drink and don't gamble. Unless you have a craving for a herpetic virus. ...Read more

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Can I get oral herpes from sharing drinking straw with infected person with no cold sore at the time?

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 more

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I get white painful bumps on my tongue every time I drink beer. Is it a coincidence? Can alcohol cause that? I've never had herpes but could I on tong

I get white painful bumps on my tongue every time I drink beer. Is it a coincidence? Can alcohol cause that? I've never had herpes but could I on tong

Sensitivity to beer: Since u say it happens every time u drink beer, I would say that precludes it being a coincidence. I can't say for sure what ingredient in the beer is the offending agent, but clearly u r sensitive to something in beer. And "sensitive" u can read as "sort of allergic". It could be wheat, could be any number of things. Try switching brands. Try a diff't liquor, like spirits, to see if same thing ha. ...Read more

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Drinking water of call girl. I don't know her status. Touching her breast, buttucks, panty and also bath towel by hand. No sex, no kiss. By this get herpes?

Drinking water of call girl. I don't know her status. Touching her breast, buttucks, panty and also bath towel by hand. No sex, no kiss. By this get herpes?

Yes: You can get oral herpes by sharing drinks.
Exchange of fluid is a good medium for the virus to transmit from person to person.
If you need to discuss this further, we can set up a consult and evaluate the issue further
best wishes
Dr M ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to catch herpes from drinking after somebody?

Herpes simplex: Conceivable but very very unlikely. If somebody had active herpes lesions on their lips, drank and you placed the glass on your lips immediately afterwards it could happen, but more likely transmitted by direct person to person contact. ...Read more

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Can someone contract herpes if they share a drink but use different straws?

Can someone contract herpes if they share a drink but use different straws?

Low probability: Herpes Simplex infection is transmitted through bodily fluids so if there was no contact with saliva then the chances are low. But in any case infection is present in 60% of the general population from childhood ...Read more

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Can you pass herpes from drinking?

Can you pass herpes from drinking?

Very unlikely: It partially depends if you mean hsv1 or hsv2. These are usually passed with skin to skin contact. If you drink something from a glass or cup and then share with another, I guess in theory its possible but likely very rare, like maybe 1 case in a million or so. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink alcool if I take herpes medication?

Is it ok to drink alcool if I take herpes medication?

Depends: It depends in which medication. In general if it is Valtrex (valacyclovir) it is ok to drink a small amount of alcohol. Do not drink excessive amounts. ...Read more

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Can you contact herpes by drinking from the straw of infected?

Can you contact herpes by drinking from the straw of infected?

Yes it can: Be transmitted if they have a old sore or lesion around the mouth. ...Read more

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Can you contract herpes from drinking from the same straw as a infected person?

Can you contract herpes from drinking from the same straw as a infected person?

Herpes: That sounds possible under the right circumstances. The person would have to have oral herpes and be shedding the virus, and the virus would have to be on the straw which you used shortly after it was contaminated. ...Read more