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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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If a person have herpes and they wash their clothes with other people clothes do they get herpes as well?

If a person have herpes and they wash their clothes with other people clothes do they get herpes as well?

No: Transmission of Herpes simplex will not occur in this manner. The virus will die during this process, and it is rarely transmitted by inanimate objects, even without the washing of the clothes. ...Read more

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Mom has cold sores and touches everything without washing her hands after, like clean clothes, objects etc, can I get herpes from this? Sorry

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

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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?

Not likely: It's not impossible, but the herpes virus doesn't survive for long on clothing. Even if you put on the underwear right away, it would be unlikely that you would get herpes. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Can you get herpes from sharing panties?

Can you get herpes from sharing panties?

Herpes simplex: Potentially yes, but if they were washed before the second person wore them, very unlikely. ...Read more