[Question #4731] Spreading herpes through glass

28 months ago
Hello I have a question. 
I had a beginning herpes infection (cold sore?) on my mouth. I shared a glass with someone else. We used different sides of the glass though. Is there a change that I infected her by this? Through the water in the glass? The cold sore blister was on the inside of my lip. Do I need to warn her that she don't spread it to her boyfriend? (When they have oral sex)
Thank you in advance!

Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
28 months ago
No, this is not a concern and you do not need to warn her.  Could it also have been a canker sore?
Even if it was a herpes sore, it is not transmitted in this way.  You are OK!

Terri
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28 months ago
Thank you very much for your reply. I have a follow up question about herpes. Since yesterday my vagina is a bit soar and irritated at one side. Yesterday it even bleeded a bit. I looked at it today with a mirror and i dont see any wounds or blisters (it only feels still iritated) But could it be that I spread the herpes from my mouth to my vagina with my fingers?  It can not be another std because i got tested (except for herpes and genital warts) Also, for the past couple of weeks, it sometimes itches. 

And the the second question, would it be herpes,could I pass this through to someone by the following:
1. By sharing toilet seats.
2. By sharing toilet seats while  my used toilet paper accidentily touched the toilet seat? 
3. Sometimes when i sit somewhere, i leave a wet spot. If someone touches this with their hands, is that a risk? (When the wet spot is some vaginalfluid)
This is very important to me because a couple of friends of mine are pergnant at the moment. 
Thank you in advance!
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
28 months ago
Once a cold sore infection is well established in your body and you've mounted an immune response (takes about 4 months from new infection), it is highly unlikely that you would transfer the virus to a new location on  your body.
1.  no
2.  no
3.  Zero risk.

Terri
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