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Can lip herpes cause genital herpes

A 32-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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 38 years experience
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
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Unger
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Abreeva: Abreeva is inexpensive and easy. Apply 5 times daily for 5-7 days. You will be just fine.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 36 years experience
She would have to have direct contact with the object in question for there to be enough virus to get on your hand that you could then infect yourself... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamara Modilevsky
Internal Medicine 54 years experience
You can not: Cold sore on your lip is caused by a different herpes virus than the genital herpes virus.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Probably coincidence: Most likely it's just a coincidence that both your herpes infections have had outbreaks at the same time. However, oral herpes outbreaks often are tri... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
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
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Herpes: There is too many conflicting questions here. What is the real question? Oral herpes is not genital herpes 99% of the time. If you do not have immu... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Hard to say: Hsv 1 is more often linked to cold sores at the lip margins while hsv 2 is most often linked with genital lesions. However, both strains are occasiona... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Here are some ...: Auto-inoculation of herpes is possible but very rare. Despite such likelihood, do some thing within our control, that is, personal quality lifestyle w... Read More

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