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How does the hsv virus spread to your nose or your eyes?

  • I have had hsv 1 and 2 for almost 20 yrs. but just recently started getting outbreaks in my nose and one of my eyes. I'm not sure if maybe I touched my mouth and then my eye or if it just got in there on its own?

    Asked by Anonymous in Herpes Nov 03, 2018
  • Posted on Nov 13, 2018

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  • Posted on Dec 07, 2018


    Did you read what the counselor said? If the virus dies when exposed to air immediately, that would make it impossible to spread it to yourself?

  • Posted on Nov 27, 2018


    I definitely inadvertently autoinoculated /spread the virus from my genital area, - to my mouth, by mistake when I was in the shower.
    And then another time, when I was taking off make-up, I believe I transferred it to my eye (from my mouth).
    So I don't think it's unheard of, by any means.

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