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Can You Get Herpes From Sharing Clothes
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
If a person have herpes and they wash their clothes with other people clothes do they get herpes as well?
Mom has cold sores and touches everything without washing her hands after, like clean clothes, objects etc, can I get herpes from this? Sorry
Yes.: Usually it takes somewhat intimate contact such as kissing however if her hand was contaminated and she touched the glass and you drank from it it is possible to catch the infection. Talk to her about this and have her wash her hands frequently. ...Read more
Can you get herpes if someone touches there cold sore and then hands clean underwear and clothes to you? Is it safe to wear them?
If you touch your cold sore and accidentally touch your genitals over top of your clothes, can u get genital herpes? Can it seep through the fabric?
You can not.: You need skin to skin contact to get it. ...Read more
My Mom has Genital herpes can i hug her,kiss her,touch her and wash my clothes with her without catching the virus?If she coughed in my face will get?
Can a cold sore get through clothes? I have a cold sore and touched my thigh but I was wearing pj bottoms. Can I get genital herpes this way? sorry
Can't touch anything without washing my hands. Scared I'm gonna get genital herpes because mother has cold sore and touches objects and clothes. Help?
Fear or Fact?: Sounds like this distressing thought is getting stuck in your head & taking over your life. It's an obsession- one, BTW, that's very common among ppl w/ OCD. Fact: all of us encounter stuff that *may* make us sick. Our immune systems aren't always prepared but they're designed 2 adapt. Learn 2 face & overcome ur fears so they don't rule your life. Suggest reading abt obsessns. http://ow.ly/3v10Ae ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you get herpes from a needle i was under the understanding that herpes lives in the epidermis and is spread by direct contact. I also thought it was slightly possible to get herpes from sharing something such as a cigarette or a pipe as its indirect
The : The herpes virus is spread from by direct contact with the virus. This would be via any direct contact with a herpetic lesion, intimate contact with actively infected person, sharing drinking glass, lipstick, cigarette with a person with an active herpes ulcer on the mouth. The virus is not transmitted from a needle prick of an infected person. What is detected in the blood in persons with previous exposure to herpes is antibodies that are present when someone has been exposed to the virus in the past. ...Read more
Very low risk: This is one of those theoretical risks, often listed in health advice about herpes. But in my 40+ years in the STD and infectious diseases business, I've never heard of a case where this actually happened. Razors should never be shared, but the risk of any infection is quite low. ...Read more
Unlikely: Many think sharing cosmetics is not a good idea. Certainly if the person from whom you are sharing has active herpes on their face or lips, then you should not do this. However you undoubtedly have already been exposed in the past to herpes and as long as your lip and facial skin is intact, there is almost no risk. ...Read more
Herpes simplex: This would be very uncommon. If one person had active herpetic lesions, took off their underwear and you put them on immediately it is conceivable that it would be communicated in this manner. ...Read more
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