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can lip herpes cause genital herpes

A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janetta Carolin Malan
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STD and cold sores: A cold sore on the face is mostly a herpes 1 infection. Herpes 1 and herpes 2 can cause infection genitally and around mouth area. The viruses are t ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
37 years experience in Dentistry
Yes: I would refrain from oral sex until the cold sore disappears. It is possible that the sore on your partners lip is being caused by herpers simplexii ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Unger
40 years experience in Family Medicine
Abreeva: Abreeva is inexpensive and easy. Apply 5 times daily for 5-7 days. You will be just fine.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamara Modilevsky
53 years experience in Internal Medicine
You can not: Cold sore on your lip is caused by a different herpes virus than the genital herpes virus.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mansoor Jatoi
8 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: Syphilis can cause ulcerations called Chancre. You can search Google for syphilis Chancre and it will show you numerous images as to what it looks lik ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: Even if a person who has a herpes simplex virus does not have active lesions they can still transmit the virus through a process called viral shedding ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Herpes Simplex 1: Could cause genital lesions but it doesn't cause genital warts.Human papillomavirus can cause genital warts.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hard to say: It's impossible to say what the statistical chances are of transmitting herpes with a single encounter. If you've recently had a cold sore, of course ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience in Dermatology
No: No you have to come in contact with someone who has herpes.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
NO IT DOES NOT: No it does not scar.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Herpes Simplex Virus: 1 (hsv -1) can cause genital lesions. (however it doesn't morph into hsv-2).
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: Once someone has been infected with herpes more than a few months, the virus they is not transmitted to other body areas. Even with active cold sores, ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
19 years experience in Family Medicine
Virus: The virus is the same, so it could be spread to the genital area by touching the genital area with the virus.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
37 years experience in Dentistry
Oral herpes can: Transfer. Be careful to avoid contact with all mucosal areas, eyes, cuts in skin, and private areas when lesions (vesicles/blisters) are present and e ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
That is : Possible.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: If you have a herpetiform lesion on your skin, it is teeming with virus; if it touches mucosa, you can spread it (oral or genital!).
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. BERT W WINTERHOLLER
43 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
STD's: Certainly any of the commonly diagnosed sexually transmitted diseases such as syphilis, gonorrhea, and others are known causes of vaginitis. Yeast in ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
24 years experience in Infectious Disease
Not generally: In general it does not. Testicular pain is either a bacterial infection (epididymitis) or even viral. Other things to consider is torsion.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
24 years experience in Urology
Herpes Transmission: Herpes simplex virus (hsv) has two types: type i generally infects the mouth and produces "fever blisters". Type ii more commonly is genital. Howeve ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Ony superficially: Genital herpes is a highly contagious sexually transmitted disease (std) caused by the virus herpes simplex type 2 (hsv2). It's related to the virus t ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
9 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: So see your md and get tested and treated appropriately.
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Herpes simplex virus type i does infect the genital tract. As a matter of fact, nearly 60% of neonatal herpes infections (mostly acquired from genita ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Yes: The virus you mentioned can affect the skin anywhere in the body. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk a ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Well, Herpes : Simplex 1 could infect the genitals.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Clear fluid: Folliculitis is an infection of the hair follicle and there will be small pustules or redness around the hair follicles. Herpes is not just around the ... Read More
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