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Can You Get Herpes From Someone With A Cold Sore
They can: Cold sores are caused by a herpes virus. It is quite contagious so yes your baby can get herpes from another person and herpes virus stay dormant in our body and can reactivate any time in the future. Mos adults have already had and will ocassionally have cold sores come back. Same with children although it is quite unpredictable. ...Read more
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
Can you get genital herpes by touching inanimate objects someone with a cold sore has touched and then touching yourself after?
No. Herpes is direct: An inanimate object cannot safely harbor HSV from a cold sore and then allow someone else to touch that and become infected. Herpes is transmitted by direct human to human contact, or on occasion by infected fluids say on a shared straw. I don't think you have to worry about this case - it wasn't a real exposure. Good to always protect yourself however and practice good hygiene. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
If someone with a cold sore touches it, touches my hand, and around an hour later I use the bathroom and wipe my vagina can I get herpes?
Problems with HSV-1: The cold sore virus, HSV-1, is similar to the genital herpes virus HSV-2. Unfortunately, if someone has an HSV-1 lesion that's active (red and crusty like a 'volcano') then it could be infectious to others who are non-immune. The HSV-1 virus prefers to go to the mouth area, but there are cases when it can spread to the genitals or other sites if the exposure is significant. Call doc for antiviral. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Little or no risk: This is theoretically possible but extremely unlikely. In any case, at this point there is nothing that can be done to prevent it. If no symtoms (sore, red, may itchy eye) within 5 days, you're home free. In the meantime, I really wouldn't worry about it. ...Read more
No: Nothing is automatic or guaranteed. You were definitely exposed though. Pay attention for the following symptoms - tingling on a specific place of your lips (usually one side or the other), small blisters along the lip line, or, at the first outbreak, feeling "under the weather", like you have the flu. If these occur, there are medicines that can shorten the outbreak. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could you tell me if someone with active cold sore kisses a baby will that baby get herpes or cold sores in the future?
Herpes Simplex: Viruses cause cold sores. Your dr can prescribe oral Valtrex (valacyclovir) or another antiviral medication. Laser txs are also used to treat cold sores. Melissa Officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedites healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation wlysine 1,000mg orally 3 times a day at onset, can also hasten healing. ...Read more
Can you get herpes from sharing a plate, or someone touching their cold sore and then ur pizza and then you eating it?
Unlikely: It would be highly unlikely. Usually from skin to skin contact. ...Read more
Make up pallete touched an old cold sore patch from a year ago that was faced down. I used the pallete and touched my phone. Can I get herpes whitlow?
Herpes Simplex: The american academy of dermatology explains that oral herpes, or herpes simplex virus 1, is typically contracted early on in childhood from relatives who have become infected with the virus. Oral herpes is commonly spread from family members to their children through the sharing of food. Herpes can also spread through the sharing of utensils or drinking glasses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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