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A 18-year-old female asked:

what happens if my boyfriend gets a cold sore on his penis?

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Penis: You are at risk of herpes exposure if he has herpes and you are not a carrier. You both should be tested if you are sexually active.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

Is it normal to get a cold sore on your penis?

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Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry 32 years experience
Sores are never norm: Cold sores, the recurrent form of the herpes virus, comes in two forms. It used to be that type 1 was oral, type 2 was genital. Both following exposure to the virus from an infected partner. Several prescription therapies are available from your doctor. All can control an outbreak, but there is no "cure." be warned that 95% of those infected will spread virus--even between outbreaks. Use safe sex.

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Last updated Jul 19, 2014

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