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Can You Get Herpes From Sitting On A Toilet
Someone who had gential herpes sat on a seat, can I get herpes from sitting on the same seat??????!?!?!?
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
No: Not a chance. Nearly 100% is skin-to-skin. Even underwear in direct contact to skin is very unlikely to transmit it. Exposure to air will kill it quickly (way faster than two people can get out/in a car.) Don't worry but avoid unprotected sex w/ an infected person — especially during an outbreak. Relax. ...Read more
Can you get genital herpes from sitting on a sweaty mat at a gym right after someone with genital herpes sat in same spot since it lives in moisture?
No: You have to do a lot more than that. ...Read more
No Risk: No. I am sorry but many physicians are not able to be firm when discussing science. There is always that one case one in ten million. So, the other doctors who answered this question are also right. But, in reality and not theoretically there is no risk of herpes in this scenario. ...Read more
Can u get herpes from a toilet seat, touching a sink or other object that an infected person touched after touching their infection?
Can you get herpes in your eyes By touching a toilet seat and then soon rubbing your eyes afterwards without washing our hands?
No risk, no worries: In theory this might happen, but probably never does. Of course, you should always washing your hands after using the toilet, but this advice is important mostly to prevent intestinal infections (e.g. viral diarrhea), not to prevent herpes or other STDs. Don't worry about it. ...Read more
Can the lady get herpes from the public toilets? Any red itchy bloody pimples in vagina means herpes?
Poor public toilets: Poor public toilets get 'blamed" for everything from Herpes to STD's. None of those cases are true. Most women squat in public toilets and "touch nothing" to avoid even in the "appearance of contact with the seat" The itchy bloody "pimples" need to be assessed by a MD to determine exactly what it is and if needed treat it properly. ...Read more
I used a hemorrhoid cream from someone infected with genital herpes and when I took some out I put it in a toilet paper and applied it. Can I get herp?
Possible but slight: Virsuses can live outside the body for short period (like seconds, most article say < 10 seconds,) but longer in damp conditions. So, very unlikely unless your friend had just used the medication. ...Read more
Can you get herpes from urine? I was at the movies & I didn't notice the urine on the seat I didn't sit but I think some may have gotten on my toilet paper when I went to wipe blood from my vagina since I was on my period. Can I get herpies like that? I'm
Definitely not: Herpes is sexually transmitted — so you can't get it from a toilet seat. The virus will die after leaving the other person's body, so you are at zero risk from this incident. Good though to talk to partner(s) about safe sex — that's the best way to avoid herpes and the other STDs that are out there. ...Read more
From herpes viruses: A person can get herpes from another person's fresh herpes sores. The other person may have sores on his or her genitals, lips, fingers, etc..., and transmit viruses by touching the uninfected person. Sometimes, infected persons can transmit herpes even when they don't have visible fresh herpes sores, so prevention is not always possible. Most adults have had oral herpes, as it is so common. ...Read more
Sexual contact.: Herpes infections are actually very common. By the time you are sexually active, there is about a 40% chance that you have been exposed to herpes type 1 or 2. Most people you have herpes will not know it, yet they can transmit it to others. Some people actually get an outbreak and rarely some individuals get frequent outbreaks. Limit your sexual partners to as few as possible. ...Read more
Probably not: In adults, there is no risk from non-intimate touching. For example, if someone has genital or oral herpes, nobody is at risk just from things like shaking hands, hugging, etc. Also little or no risk from hand contact with someone's infected genitals or mouth. Without sex or kissing, there is little or no risk. ...Read more
Wait: You could spread it, leave color change or spread it. If you are prone to herpesi would consider antivirals such as zovirax (acyclovir) orally prior to waxing and if herpes attacks are frequent and uncomfortable even continuos prophylactic antivirals as preventive. It easier to delay waxing than to treat deep discoloration or even scarring which may result. ...Read more
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