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A 47-year-old female asked:

can u get herpes by sucking on a woman breast?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Yes: Herps simplex virus is a rare cause of breast infection. Few cases of maternal-infant transmission of the virus during breast-feeding resulting in nipple lesions have been documented and only two cases have been reported in nonlactating women. So you can get if the female is infected.But dose not come from the milk, herpes can be passed on during skin-to-skin contact.
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Hoanswered
Infectious Disease 14 years experience
Not usually: Since herpes normally lives in the mouth or genital regions, it is difficult to get herpes from anywhere else; that being said, if the other person has disseminated herpes, it would stand to reason that being in contact with an infected lesion could spread the virus.

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