When it comes to getting herpes on the skin, it’s the perfect time to start the process of eliminating the infection.
A new study finds that herpes infections can be prevented by washing your hands, and that’s a good thing.
The research was published in the journal Infection Control and Prevention.
“It’s not just a case of washing your face or body and then getting it all over again,” said study author Dr. Andrew Miller of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
“It’s actually a way of preventing the virus from spreading,” Miller said.
The herpes simplex virus is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States, infecting about 200,000 people every year.
When it’s not spreading, the virus doesn’t produce symptoms, and it’s generally mild and harmless.
But if it’s caught early, it can cause serious health problems, such as blindness, kidney failure, pneumonia and death.
Miller and his colleagues wanted to find out how often people actually wash their hands, how often they get infected, and how they treat their lesions.
Miller and his team compared the results from a small study of people who had herpes simpleX and healthy controls to the results of a larger study of 2,000 participants.
The study found that, among the 2,003 participants, the more people washed their hands with soap, the less likely they were to contract the virus.
About 60 percent of the participants had symptoms, including headaches, sore throat, runny nose, swollen lymph nodes and itching around their genitals.
About 80 percent had no symptoms, but their lesions were still present.
About 90 percent of people with herpes contracted the virus, while less than 20 percent of those without the virus contracted it.
In the study, more than a third of participants washed their skin after touching a person with herpes.
The most common way to wash the skin was with soap and water, followed by using soap and a towel, with the rest being the case for people who did not wash their skin.
The study also found that most people washed the skin after getting the virus in the shower, in the bathroom, or after using the toilet.
So what’s the big takeaway?
Miller said the key is to get the virus under control, and to treat your lesions as soon as possible, before they become infected.
That means washing your hand, and avoiding contact with people with the virus if you have symptoms.
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