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Scared of getting genital herp because mom has cold sore and doesn't wash her hands often she's touched my clean underwear and objects in my room help?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice
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In brief: Asked and answered

It is rude to ask us the same question over and over. You have numerous experts who have graciously and accurately answered your question.
It disrespects us to throw away our answers and to then ask us the same question again. It is time to go see your Psychiatrist about your anxiety.

In brief: Asked and answered

It is rude to ask us the same question over and over. You have numerous experts who have graciously and accurately answered your question.
It disrespects us to throw away our answers and to then ask us the same question again. It is time to go see your Psychiatrist about your anxiety.
Dr. Robert Killian
Dr. Robert Killian
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Not that way

You should not kiss your mom while she has a cold sore or when she has symptoms of a cold sore about to appear. But you do not have to worry about the virus being transmitted through handling of clothes or other objects.

In brief: Not that way

You should not kiss your mom while she has a cold sore or when she has symptoms of a cold sore about to appear. But you do not have to worry about the virus being transmitted through handling of clothes or other objects.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Dr. Robert Killian
We now know that herpes viral shedding is not in any way correlated to sores. Viral shedding is unpredictable and not testable. 90% of those infected do not have sores but are still contagious. This young female, being in a family with herpes, most likely also already has been infected and cannot get them again.
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