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Can a cold sore get through clothes? I have a cold sore and touched my thigh but I was wearing pj bottoms. Can I get genital herpes this way? sorry

3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine

In brief: No

No it will not be transmitted through clothes

In brief: No

No it will not be transmitted through clothes
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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice

In brief: Misinformed?

No. Of course not.
Genital Herpes is a different virus than oral herpes. Once you have a herpes infection you cannot get the same infection a second time. Having a cold sore is not in any way predictive of viral shedding or contagiousness. We now know that medicine was wrong about herpes and viral shedding.

In brief: Misinformed?

No. Of course not.
Genital Herpes is a different virus than oral herpes. Once you have a herpes infection you cannot get the same infection a second time. Having a cold sore is not in any way predictive of viral shedding or contagiousness. We now know that medicine was wrong about herpes and viral shedding.
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Dr. Tamar Jeffery
Emergency Medicine

In brief: No

You can not get genital herpes this way.
Cold sores are HSV-1(herpes simplex 1) and genital herpes are HSV-2.

In brief: No

You can not get genital herpes this way.
Cold sores are HSV-1(herpes simplex 1) and genital herpes are HSV-2.
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