[Question #5248] Herpes hsv1 genital

24 months ago
I had an open sore on my vagina. Are used a wash cloth the shower with soap and water. My daughter used the same washcloth with soap and water hours later. I’m very concerned 
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
24 months ago
Hours later should be just fine, honestly.  I would take this off your worry list.  The virus would almost certainly not be strong enough to infect anyone after hours.  In addition, soap destroys the lipid layer that holds the virus together right away.  Altogether, not a worry for your daughter.

Terri
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24 months ago
What about using the same toilet or sharing a bed with me ? 
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
24 months ago
None of that presents a risk to your daughter.

Terri
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