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if you have a cold sore do you automatically have herpes

A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
It could : Hsv-1 can cause genial infection as well.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Possibly: Oral herpes can occur in genital area.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Cold sores are painful liquid filled blisters that can occur on the lips, roof of the mouth or the gums which are caused by the herpes simplex virus ( ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Alder
46 years experience Dentistry
Yes and no: Cold sores are of bacterial origin but herpes is a virus. Either can be passed by contact so you should refrain from contact.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Curtis Wong
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
No HSV transmission: Simple masturbation will not result in genital herpes. If you have it, you got it from some other form of intimate contact.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: I am not sure what you mean by "full fledged" infectious herpes, but i will say you do have active infectious herpes that can be transmitted and needs ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Saurabh Lodha
12 years experience Dermatology
HSV: There are two types of herpes simplex viruses (hsv) that cause oral and genital herpes. Typically, hsv-1 causes oral disease and hsv-2 genital disea ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamara Modilevsky
53 years experience Internal Medicine
You can not: Cold sore on your lip is caused by a different herpes virus than the genital herpes virus.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Asked and Answered: Your question has been accurately and repeatedly answered. No you cannot reinfect yourself. Having a cold sore or not having a cold sore is in no way ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
There is potential: For herpes simplex virus 1 to be transmitted to genitalia. Oral sex has potential to transmit a number of sti's. Herpes simplex, hiv, hpv, gonorrhea, ... Read More
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