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Can having oral sex with someone who has a canker sore cause problems

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Protect yourself!: Exposing yourself to a possible infectious agent from an open wound is never a good idea! if your partner's "canker sore" turns out to be a herpes le ... Read More
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Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
27 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Depending on the type of sore, and whether or not you have already been exposed to the same virus in the past, you could pick up the infection. Once y ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Jones
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Yes: Especially if that canker sore happens to be herpetic (cold sore). Don't do it!
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
42 years experience Dentistry
Stress etc.: Cold sores are a result of a virus that is already in his "system" and comes out as a result of stress. Canker sores may result from localized trauma ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Yash
45 years experience Dentistry
Local trama: The activity of oral sex may provide enough trama to inner lip or cheeks that may trigger an outbreak of a canker sore or apthous ulcer. These are no ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jaime Quejada
33 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Canker sore: If you are certain that it is only a canker sore, then its likely of no consequence to your partner. But if the ulceration is a manifestation of some ... Read More
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Dr. William Jakavick
36 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Canker sore: Did you mean to say was that wrong? Instead of what is wrong? If it is a lesion from the herpes virus you can indeed infect your partner with this ac ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonnie Smith
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Wait: Wait until the canker sore has healed completely. That is best for you and maybe yoir partner.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Simon Rosenberg
45 years experience Dentistry
Canker Sore is Ulcer: A canker sore is also known as an aphthous ulcer. Since an ulcer is a break in the mucous membrane that is a barrier for invasion from bacteria, yeast ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Pope
44 years experience Dentistry
Bad idea: If the other person has previous been exposed to the same virus then they should be immune, however sores are an active out break of a viral infection ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
Use protection: Not because of the recent outbreak, but for your general protection. Hsv-1 & 2 shed even when there is no visible outbreak and this is when most tran ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Nail
10 years experience Dentistry
Oral lesion: If you have an open wound, you are more at risk of contracting an STD. As for the sore, is this something you get frequently? If it's herpes labialis ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
28 years experience Pathology
HIV unlikely: You've had 3 negative HIV studies so HIV infection appears very unlikey.
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Oral ulcers: Canker sores are of unknown etiology. Without seeing what you have, herpes simplex usually presents on the external surface of the oral cavity, predo ... Read More
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