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A 42-year-old member asked:

Oral herpes .. i'm freaking myself out that i could have it from a kiss? what can i do?

1 doctor answer6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
If you are concerned: that you have contracted a herpes simplex infection - get checked by your physician.
Dr. Glynis Ablon
Dermatology 29 years experience
need a blood test
Jul 19, 2014

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A 16-year-old female asked:

Can you get oral herpes from kissing someone with oral herpes?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Yes: There are 2 main Herpes simplex viruses, HSV-1 and HSV-2. HSV-1 causes the common cold sores, whereas HSV-2 is genital herpes. If one performs oral sex, they can certainly get Genital herpes (HSV-2) on the oral area. Either way, the HSV viruses can be contagious. Hope this helps.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Relax. Most people already have hsv1 herpes on the face but don't know it because symptoms are absent. Since they already house the virus they cannot catch it again from another person. If the person with"oral herpes" has only sores inside the mouth it is probably aphthae instead of herpes.
Feb 25, 2016

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