Stern: The drinking game of disease

If you are concerned you have herpes you can always get tested by your doctor. I got Zovirax and put it on just in case. The Mayo Clinic hedges its bets by pointing out that it’s possible to contract HSV-1 by sharing eating utensils, razors, drinking straws or towels, although it says these modes of transmission are much less probable in the case of HSV-2 source: Mayo Clinic. But stuff like the flu, or herpes, may be a general concern. Prevention Complications Overview Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). There was a recent episode of House in which specifically a person got Hep C by sharing a cocaine straw with someone. Yes, you can spread herpes to other areas of your own body but it is very unlikely.

A first time infection with HSV 2 would not last 8 weeks, no. Herpes can spread by sharing sex toys and not sanitize or exercise a new condom on them when a new person uses the toy. Instead, most players dunk the ball in to a water cup — the cup found to be most germ-laden of all, according to the GWU researchers. Please note that MedHelp permits a maximum of 2 questions every 6 months on each of the professionally moderated forums. You can get herpes only from skin-to-skin contact. From sharing bathwater? If it is true that oral herpes can’t be spread through a straw or eating utensil then please explain to me how my 4 year old family member got it.

A parent or stranger with HSV-1 will kiss a young child, and spread HSV-1 to the new infant. This means you can get it from another person by having sex with them, whether it’s normal intercourse, anal or oral. Apply sunblock to avoid getting a sunburn and lip balm to prevent your lips from getting too dry. We never ‘figured’ it out and she left country. Once infected, the virus is herpes simplex dormant for long periods and can be reactivated, during which time new cold sores. Cold sores are most contagious when blisters that ooze are present. Contact with the infected area (including oral, vaginal, or anal sex) is very risky during this time.

It’s known as viral shedding. Please do not respond if you are unsure of the answer or you are guessing. Kissing anyone or sharing drinking utensils when you have a cold sore present. People often get a little too close to water fountains, and if you accidentally put your mouth on one you may end up contracting someone’s germs. Kissing anyone or sharing drinking utensils when you have a cold sore present. Next time you use it, chances are you’ll be putting her cold germs on your mouth. Can you get oral herpes from sharing a drink with someone that has herpes and is taking medication for it?.

It’s known as viral shedding. You can get herpes only from skin-to-skin contact. Shared A Cup With Someone Who I Later Discovered Possibly Has A Non-active Cold Sores. Cold sores can be uncomfortable, itchy, and tingly while they are erupting and healing. Now you’re worried about catching HSV-1 by sharing drinking glasses. Simply politely say, “Sorry not feeling well. Dec 16, 2010 You can’t get herpes from sharing drinks and meals.

Parvovirus B19; Human Herpes Virus 6; Enterovirus (Coxsackie Virus). Early symptoms include increased vaginal discharge, irritation of the external genitals, pain or burning on urination and abnormal menstrual bleeding. You can’t get herpes from sharing drinks and meals. Syphilis is not transmitted through such casual contact as hugging, shaking hands, sharing food, using the same eating utensils, drinking from the same glass, sitting on public toilets, or touching door knobs. You can catch the herpes virus from drinking after someone if there is a cold sore present on the person’s lips at the time. This week’s topic: just how contagious oral herpes or cold sores are. If you share a drink with some one did has a visible cold sore then You Could Possibly get it.

Oral herpes, better known as cold sores or fever blisters, is transferred by kissing or sharing certain personal possessions such as tooth brushes, drinking glasses and straws, and even bath towels. don’t even know if i have herpe’s (cold sores) but my gf past left a sore on my cock so i guess that how it goes, regardless of the negative at the doctors office and my gf’s positive. Although it’s rare, genital herpes can also be spread from a pregnant woman to her baby during vaginal birth. Or you’ve heard someone ask Can You Get Herpes from Sharing A Bong or Cigarette? Although cross infection can occur it is more common from the face to genitals route (causing genital HSV-1) than from the genitals to the facial area.