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what happens if you get type 1 hsv down in gential area

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Most cold sores: Are caused by herpes simplex virus type 1. However, less often herpes simplex virus type 2 - can cause oral lesions.

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 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.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
HSV1: is there common cold sore ( mouth) virus.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Brunton
Specializes in Family Medicine
Herpes: about a third of genital herpesos type 1. Besides using a condom to prevent spread, there are a number of antriviral medications that decrease spread ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: It's possible to get an outbreak of hsv-1 on your genital region if you contracted hsv-1 at the genital region. For instance, if someone with an oral ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
No. No. Yes.: Herpes 1 cannot turn into 2, nor vice versa. A person is not immune to herpes 1 unless he has caught herpes 1, and likewise, he is not immune to herpe ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Brunton
Specializes in Family Medicine
Herpes: If you get Herpes type 1 on your face there is a little protection against getting genital heepes but not enough to prevent it....similarly about a th ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Eitner
33 years experience Family Medicine
Herpes Type 1 & 2: Herpes simplex type 1 typically is the virus involved in causing oral lesions or cold sores. It can be transmitted to the genital area (and other par ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
18 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes: No, since hsv prone to lay dormant, you can get periodic flare up of the virus, independently of the area of the body
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
You could: You could contact a herpes simplex 1 infectiion of your genital area with oro-genital contact even if he does not have any visible lesions on his lips ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Finke
14 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Suppression: Now hsv-1 and hsv-2 can both be the cause of cold sores and/or genital outbreaks. For a history of frequent outbreaks, your doctor may recommend dail ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
If saliva soaks: through the underwear and comes into contact with genitalia, yes.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Only rarely: Herpes simplex virus, whether genital (usually HSV2) or oral (almost always HSV1), sometimes is spread to another body part ("autoinoculation") during ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rita Corona
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Herpes: Yes there's test to detect hsv1 or 2. Usually blood tests are run. However u can get herpes 1 or 2 on either genital or mouth and vice versa.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Depending on the viral load, the amount of serum, mucous or discharge that contaminated the towel, the moisture of the towel, the temperature of the t ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
19 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Herpes type 1 and herpes type 2 are different types of viruses, even though they can both cause similar illnesses. So tw ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Cold sores: Oral herpes (cold sores) are commonly caused by HSV-1. Genital herpes is commonly caused by HSV-2. HSV-2 is not common in the mouth; however 80% of ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Herpes: First and foremost at 25 you should have had a blood test by now to determine if you have previously been exposed to herpes. 90% of those with herpes ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
29 years experience Sports Medicine
Not true: Not true. In fact cold sores can be caused by herpes i.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Beard
24 years experience Urogynecology
Yes: The fact that you have the lesions indicates you are not immune and susceptible to infection in the genital region as well.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Greenberg
26 years experience Dermatology
Yes: It is possible to transfer the virus even when there are no symptoms- this is asymptomatic viral shedding. Taking medication like Valtrex (valacyclov ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. James Berman
39 years experience Dermatology
It's possible but ..: it is possible but not likely to contract herpes from a toilet seat. The virus drys out in minutes so unless you sit down immediately afterwards, you ... Read More
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