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can a cold sore cause genital herpes

A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Blake Perkins
21 years experience Dentistry
NO: Canker sores, also known at apthous ulcers, are not caused by the herpes virus. They are the result of a break in the skin by either trauma or an aut ... Read More
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Dr. Arthur Balin
47 years experience Dermatology
Aphthous stomatitis: Aphthous stomatitis (cancer sores) is not caused by the herpes simplex virus.
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Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Canker sores: Aphthous stomatitis is not due to herpes simplex. Dr. Namey and dr. Perkins have provided excellent advice and would read these carefully. The locatio ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Herpes: There are two types or viruses that cause herpes. The cold sore type herpes is found in 75% of americans. This is known as herpes type one. Once one ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
That is: Possible.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Two herpes: No. Absolutely not. First. You cannot get the same herpes virus twice or in two different locations. Second genital herpes is a different and separa ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Absolutely: You can get type 1 which is oral herpes in the genital region and u can get type 2 which is genital herpes in the mouth or lips.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
50 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Not Usually But: Oral herpes is a common infection of the mouth area. It is caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 (hsv-1). There are two types of hsv, termed hsv-1 ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Sieb
14 years experience Family Medicine
Technically..: Yes, you could if the sore was open and shedding the virus, and you touched the sore on your mouth and then right after touched your genitals.Although ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Herpes Simplex virus: Cold sores (mouth) are usuaully from herpes simplex type i and genital lesions are usually herpes simplex type 2 (but this is not always the case). Bo ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
50 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Not Usuallt But: Oral herpes is a common infection of the mouth area. It is caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 (hsv-1). There are two types of hsv, termed hsv-1 ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Thomas
40 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Cold sores are usually caused by hsv-1 and genital herpes is usually caused by hsv-2. However, either virus can affect either location. If someone ha ... Read More
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