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Getting Spit In Your Eye From Someone Who Has A Cold Sore
Hard to predict: Blowing your way with just air would not transfer germs. If her actions actually blew some saliva your way & that got in your eyes its a maybe. The tears have a germ suppressive capability but it might not be fully protective. If you develop irritation or pain in the eye have it checked & tell the doc. ...Read more
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Can you get herpes if your talking to someone that has a cold sore and they spit while talking and some spit goes on your lip or in your mouth?
Herpes Paranoia: First you learned incorrectly that having a herpes sore is the time people are contagious. We now know that is absolutely false. Second herpes is caught infected skin to skin directly. Your scenario would seem highly unlikely to cause a herpes infection. You are already more likely to have been infected with herpes before. 75% of humans in the UK have Oral Herpes. Go get your blood test. ...Read more
If my girlfriend has a cold sore on her mouth and gives me oral sex will I get herpes on my penis?
My 3 year old son came out of the bathroom with my husband' s tooth brush in his mouth. My husband currently has a cold sore! Can he get the virus?
Herpes virus: Could be transmitted that way.Get a more detailed answer ›
If someone has a cold sore and spits while talking & it hits your face is contraction of hsv 1 even possible or just statistics at that point?
Spit & Hsv transmiss: 22M from Wi was spat upon the face by someone with cold sore asks if transmission of Hsv even possible or "just stastics". ANS: Unless spit contained blood and the spittal landed on a bloody place on your face it has never been reported that I can find. There is a national TELEPHONE hotline from CDC that give more info. Google this and call them. You seem confused about statistics. G that as well. ...Read more
My long distance boyfriend has a cold sore and I'm seeing him this weekend- can I kiss his face and can he kiss my face? Like cheek/forehead not mouth
It depends...: Is the diagnosis certain? Facial herpes can occur, but less common than oral (lips, etc), and it is unusual to have outbreaks in two area, i.e. both cheek and forehead. If he has it and you do not, best to avoid kissing and other direct contact, e.g. no oral sex on you. You could have a blood test. If already positive for HSV1 (as are half of all people), you're immune, can't catch it again. ...Read more
My mother has a cold sore and kissed my 2 year old on the hand and he wiped his mouth. Same day he has small bumps on his lips, could that happen?
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
Not necessarily: To avoid spreading the virus that causes cold sores, be careful to avoid touching the area around the sore and practice good hand washing. If the cold sore is new, your healthcare provider may prescribe topical or oral antiviral medications, which can help the sore heal more quickly and limit the amount of virus present. ...Read more
If someone w/ a cold sore on their chin & spit on my skin near my eye while talking & I used hand sanitizer. What are my chances of getting hsv1?
Slim: Slim to none, wouldn't be concerned.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 more
Can you get herpes from holding hands with someone who has a cold sore if you have a damaged cuticle?
If you get cold sores yourself and kiss someone who has a cold sore, can you contract it again? Or are you immune bc you already have the virus?
I high five a friend of mine in class, and I think he has a cold sore... can I get a cold sore from high five someone?
Cold sore: Unless your hand has had direct contact on the cold sore and you put part of your hand in you mouth it is highly unlikely that you will develop a cold sore from high fiving someone. ...Read more
My friend has a cold sore on her lip and she touched the end of my razor, can I get herpes from this if I use it?
If I've had hsv1 for years and recently (unknowningly) had oral sex with a guy who has a cold sore, how likely is it for me to get it in my genitals?
About 3% chance: One in four people in america has herpes, primarily because it is so easy to transmit. If you have had exposure to a lesion on your partner that is actively shedding virus, there is about a 3% chance you will be infected. About 90% of people who contract herpes do not have any symptoms - so it is possible that you may not know that you have be infected. ...Read more
If I get cold sores and my partner who has a cold sore gives me oral sex, would I get genital herpes?
Herpes simplex is caused by a virus and is transmitted
primarily by close physical contact. Any active lesions
have live virus and therefore can be spread to another
person. If someone does not have any active lesions
then the transmission of the virus is probably very small but still possible. ...Read more
Cold sores: Her doctor can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite cold sore healing. It can reduce healing time by 1/2. Studies also show regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation w lysine 1, 000mg orally 3x a day at the onset, can hasten healing. Her dermatologist can provide laser treatments. ...Read more
My cousin has a cold sore. Soon after he touched it. He touched my arm. Could I get the virus. He only touched for a few seconds and I had no cuts?
Touch: Highly unlikely, but I sure hope you washed your arm as soon as your cousin touched your arm. ...Read more
My friend has a cold sore she touched a mirror with her hands. Today I touched the mirror and then touched myself seconds after. Can I get herpes?
Yes: But not from the mirrorGet a more detailed answer ›
In my class, my partner has a cold sore and I think he touch it a few times and high five me, can I get a cold sore from a high five?
Not likely: But anything is possible. If you observe hand washing, you can minimize the chances of spread. ...Read more
My cousin has a cold sore. Soon after he touched it. He touched my arm can get infected. He only touched for a few seconds and I had no cuts?
My mother has a cold sore on her lip, can I get herpes just by touching objects she's used with her hands and then using the bathroom after?
No: While cold sores are contagious the contact has to be direct, you can not contract tit from other sources ...Read more
My mom has a cold&sore throat. Visited her past week. I now have a little sore throat & a little bit of a stuffy nose (green mucous)did I get sick? : (
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