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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?

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In brief: Slim

Slim to none, wouldn't be concerned.

In brief: Slim

Slim to none, wouldn't be concerned.
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology

In brief: Herpes Virus

Herpes virus is spread only through direct skin-to-skin contact or mucous membrane contact.
Herpes simplex virus enters the body through broken area of skin or intact mucous membranes. Thus, it is very unlikely that you contacted hsv 1.

In brief: Herpes Virus

Herpes virus is spread only through direct skin-to-skin contact or mucous membrane contact.
Herpes simplex virus enters the body through broken area of skin or intact mucous membranes. Thus, it is very unlikely that you contacted hsv 1.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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