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Can I Get Oral Herpes From Giving Oral
Is it possible to get oral herpes form giving oral sex? It's been 3 months and no signs or symptoms.
There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more
I recently shared a spoon with someone, can I get oral herpes? No sign of breakout. Spoon went back in soup before I used.
Unlikely: But not impossible. Even if the individual you shared a spoon with did not have an active outbreak, the virus could still be shedding and contactable. Most primary hsv-1 infections are asymptomatic and only 20 to 25 percent of patients ever recall an outbreak. So you may have contracted it! ...Read more
Herpes simplex: Possibly.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can I get oral herpes from sharing drinking straw with infected person with no cold sore at the time?
Risky: An infected person can shed virus that could result in transmission without having an obvious lesion. In america at lest 1 in 4 people have herpes - 90% of them do not know they have it, and 3% of them are shedding virus (they are contagious) at any one time. Better to have your own straw and not take a chance. ...Read more
Can I get oral herpes from my bf if he has genital herpes on the tip of his penis around the edge of the tip?
If me and my partner both have genital herpes and I perform oral sex on him, can I get oral herpes if he's not having an outbreak?
A Short Short Answer: A simple question with a potentially VERY complex answer. The short short short answer is Yes...possibly. You see it depends on the virus you have, he has, and the immunity you have developed overall. But even with immunity you can get either, just less probably. Next, you can get it without lesions because the virus can be hanging out there for several days before an outbreak. That's the basics. ...Read more
If I get oral herpes for the first time during third trimester of pregnancy will this harm my unborn baby?
You are FIRST trimes: If you carry the baby 2-3 weeks after infection begins, your body develops immunity which is passed onto the baby for several months. If the baby comes sooner, your body may not yet be producing antibodies. Then the baby needs to be closely observed because herpes in a newborn is very serious. ...Read more
Varies: Symptoms may vary from person to person. ...Read more
Yes: Genital herpes is a disease caused by the herpes simplex virus (hsv), of which there are two types. Type 1 (hsv-1) usually causes oral herpes, an infection of the lips and mouth. In the past, hsv-1 was not known to cause genital herpes, but that is changing, especially among people who begin having sex at a young age. Still, in most cases, genital herpes is caused by hsv-2 herpes virus. ...Read more
Very Likely: They are different, but very similar diseases. Your chances are very high, especially if the lesion has opened and appear moist. ...Read more
Is it possible to get Oral herpes, specifically, from sharing a glass with someone? If so, how soon could it develop?
Very rare: In general, HSV is transmitted only by direct skin to skin contact with an infected person, like kissing or sex. The virus is rarely if ever transmitted by sharing drinking or eating utensils. Also not by shared towels, clothing, or toilets. Whenever HSV is caught, symptoms usually start 3-5 days later, sometimes up to 10-14 days. ...Read more
I just found out that I have oral herpes and I have a few questions: 1. I gave my boyfriend a hickey, will he get it too? 2. Can it be transmitted through kissing on the cheeks etc? Thanks!
Unlikely: Having a women become colonized and infected with your herpes simplex virus and then transferring the same virus to your genitals through oral sex is very unlikely. It is far more likely to occur through oral sex when the recipient has not yet been infected with the strain of herpes in your mouth. Since oral sex became more acceptable we see this transfer occurring frequently. ...Read more
Can you get oral herpes from sharing a drink with someone that has herpes and is taking medication for it?
Yes: If someone has an active lesion (despite medication) transfer could be possible if the lips touch the same area on the glass. ...Read more
If a guy has oral herpes and kisses his girlfriend but it isn't during an outbreak, can the girl still get it?
Yes: The disease can be transmitted without current active lesions, however, it is far less likely than when active lesions are present. ...Read more
Hello, I wanted to know could you get oral herpes from kissing a person and smoking after a person if they do not have an outbreak? I've went to the d
Yes of course: If you have oral sex with someone who has active genital herpes then can get the herpes orally, genital herpes is type 2 oral herpes is type 1 but u can get type 1 or 2 in either area. Continuous Valtrex (valacyclovir) can prevent outbreaks of herpes, please see your gyn. ...Read more
How come I would sometimes get the prodrome symptoms of oral herpes but never the actual blister?
I have oral herpes 1, I don't have it genitally, if I have unprotected vaginal sex can my partner get infected?
Vaginal sex no risk: Herpes can only be transmitted by direct, personal contact with the infected area. Assuming you do not also have genital HSV1, vaginal sex cannot transmit it. However, kissing or oral sex could transmit it to his mouth or penis, respectively. He could have a blood test to see if he already has HSV1 (half the population has it). If so, he is immune to catching it again. ...Read more
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