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is it possible to spread when showering??? like bars of soap, loofahs, just using your hands w/ shower gel? any or all of that?

and on a side note, what is autoinoculation? is that where if someone just touches some part of it but they dont get infected or what???

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From the handbook

Adults and children can (but rarely do) transmit the virus from one part of their body to another. This phenomenon is called autoinoculation. Autoinoculation almost always occurs during the first outbreak when the immune system has not yet produced an immune response to the herpes. Auto inoculation is quite uncommon, or many more children would have genital herpes as a result of touching their cold sores and then touching their genitals, as children seem to do. One specific area of concern is the transmission of the virus from the mouth to the eyes. If someone has a cold sore, it is important that they wash their hands carefully between touching a sore and rubbing their eyes. Saliva should not be used to wet contact lenses. HSV 1, not HSV 2, causes the majority of ocular HSV.


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