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Can you get oral herpes from sharing straw with infected person ?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Very unlikely

This could happen but is very unlikely.
Kissing or oral sex account for almost all cases of transmission of oral herpes among adults. Obviously, common sense should prevail: don't share straws, cups, glasses or eating utensils with anyone who has an active oral herpes outbreak or seems to have blisters/sores on the lips, mouth, etc. Otherwise don't worry about this.

In brief: Very unlikely

This could happen but is very unlikely.
Kissing or oral sex account for almost all cases of transmission of oral herpes among adults. Obviously, common sense should prevail: don't share straws, cups, glasses or eating utensils with anyone who has an active oral herpes outbreak or seems to have blisters/sores on the lips, mouth, etc. Otherwise don't worry about this.
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Dr. Warren Wolfe
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes

Herpes is common on the lips and is very contagious.

In brief: Yes

Herpes is common on the lips and is very contagious.
Dr. Warren Wolfe
Dr. Warren Wolfe
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