Top answers from doctors based on your search:
living with hsv 1
A 26-year-old female asked:
44 years experience Family Medicine
Herpes virus: Herpes virus type 1 (hsv 1) causes upper respiratory infections, usually manifest as "cold sores", which can spread to the skin. Herpes virus type 2 i ... Read More
49 years experience Pathology
Same: Your chance of getting HSV 2 is the same whether you have HSV 1 or not.
Have a healthy diet, exercise 30 minutes/day, drink plenty of water, have safe ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: HSV is transmitted through skin-to-skin contact and not casual contact like sharing bathrooms, eating utensils, etc. A large percentage of people will ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
33 years experience Pediatrics
No, not really: Hsv 1 is considered universally present, in most of the adult population, so there isn't much desire or need to test it further. In a research setting ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
25 years experience Family Medicine
Same: They all look about the same - blisters.
A 32-year-old female asked:
28 years experience General Practice
Herpes and Pregnancy: Herpes type one is not the one that we are most concerned with in pregnancy and delivery. If you are negative for type 2 then that is a relief.
A female asked:
57 years experience Family Medicine
Yes it is possible: Cold sore or oral herpes simplex is caused by Herpes virus type 1 and genital herpes is caused by Herpes simplex virus. 2
A 18-year-old female asked:
22 years experience Urology
No: Hsv 1 and 2 are different viruses. One cannot simply "become" the other. Both viruses, however, can cause outbreaks in both the genitals and around ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
57 years experience Dermatology
Some chance: Most herpes in this area is type 2. Sometimes type 1 is transmitted by oral contact. Most people already have type 1 but do not experience any symptom ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Yes it can.: That can happen especially if the patient becomes immunocompromised. A following outbreak would normally be less severe, but it depends on the degree ... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Very slim: Usually oral hsvi is not shed if not having an outbreak so do not worry if you refrain form oral contact until the lesions are completely healed.
People also searched for:
Connect by text or video with a U.S. board-certified doctor now — wait time is less than 1 minute!
$15 per month