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can you get herpes from sharing makeup
Can you get herpes from sharing makeup, chapstick or lipstick?

By Cynthia Bailey MD

The herpes virus that causes cold sores is a germ you can potentially 'catch' when you share personal items such as makeup. Herpes infection is common. Since preserving virus activity requires moisture, actively exchanging lipstick or cosmetic brushes would be the biggest risk;

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cold sores or fever blisters they are one and the same
Cold Sores or Fever Blisters? They're One and the Same!

By Cynthia Bailey MD

Cold sores or fever blisters? Well, they are one and the same thing. Yep, one of the most pesky facial skin blemishes is the notorious cold sore, aka fever blister. It has two names but it's the same thing. ...

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