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Can cold sores appear on your penis?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Yes, : You are more likely to have a herpes simplex type ii sore on your penis (genital herpes) but it is possible to have herpes simplex type i (cold sore) on your penis as well.

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Is it possible to have multiple cold sores on the penis?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Genital herpes: "Cold sores" of the penis is genital herpes. "Multiple" suggests a newly acquired infection, probably HSV1, almost always from oral sex by a partner with oral herpes (cold sores). Your BF should see a doctor ASAP: diagnosis is most accurate the earlier the patient is seen; and treatment (acyclovir, valacyclovir) must be started within a few days in order to be effective. Good luck!
A 33-year-old member asked:

My cold sores keep appearing! what can I do?

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Dr. Robert Ryan
Dentistry 50 years experience
Analyze causes: Recurrent aphthous (canker sores) or herpetic (cold sores) can be triggered by certain things. Foods (walnuts, tomatoes, citrus) can trigger canker sores. Sunlight, fever or stress can trigger cold sores. See a dentist or physician to differentiate between the two and then seek info re: reducing friquency.

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