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Can lip picking with no cold sores cause genital herpes?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: No

Once someone has been infected with herpes more than a few months, the virus they is not transmitted to other body areas.
Even with active cold sores, herpes is never transmitted to a person's own genital area. Don't worry about it.

In brief: No

Once someone has been infected with herpes more than a few months, the virus they is not transmitted to other body areas.
Even with active cold sores, herpes is never transmitted to a person's own genital area. Don't worry about it.
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