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Herpes... through a tampon?

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sooooo... hi. this is going to be a stupid sounding question, but here goes anyway-

i have quite the large and oozy cold sore on my lip. i was in the bathroom changing my tampon, when i put the unwrapped tampon in my mouth to hold onto it before i put it in. finish peeing, wiping, and all that jazz, and tampon goes in my vag. then i realize that i had the tampon in my mouth, and my oozy cold sore was touching it. well.. the applicator. SAME DIFFERENCE. IT WENT IN.

my question is, will cold sore herpes spread to nether region herpes? and what should i do about this? other than go to a doctor, obviously.

i wouldn't enjoy having herpes down there because of a retarded, unthinking mistake.

thanks guys.

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Let me preface by saying I am not a doctor, and I cannot offer medical advice.

That said, I think you can relax. It's natural to freak out about EVERY little thing when we have outbreaks, but I don't think that the virus penetrated would have penetrated a tampon applicator. It would be more concerning if you had touched the sore with your hand, then touched the tampon without washing your hands.

Also, I'm under the impression that, because of antibody development, spreading the virus to other parts of your body is more difficult than transmitting it to others. This is not to say that it can't happen, of course, so do continue being careful!

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