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What can I do for a cold sore on penis?

What can I do for a cold sore on penis?

Penile cold sores: This sounds like herpes. It could be either hsv type one or type two. We used to call these "oral" and 'genital' herpes respectively, but these titles were misleading. One who has cold sores on the penis should have a blood test to see what their herpes antibody titers say and then to have a refillable prescription for Acyclovir or other herpes medication. You need a good men's health expert.

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Cold Sore (Definition)

Also referred to as fever blisters, cold sores are small, painful fluid-filled blisters that are usually found around the lips. Cold sores are very contagious and can be spread by mouth to mouth contact and can spread to the genitalia and cause genital ...Read more


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

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

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

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

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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Please tell me, could a cold sore on your mouth get on your penis?

Herpes simplex: Could potentially be spread from one area to another.

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Could a cold sore result from an abrasion on your penis after sex and oral?

Could a cold sore result from an abrasion on your penis after sex and oral?

Yes.: Absolutely. It can also be either herpes 1 or 2. Barrier protection is the only protection. Have it checked, because if you have it, you are contagious to anyone you have sex with!

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Herpes simplex one on head of my penis? Not sure who gave it to me, but should I confront the one with cold sore?

Herpes simplex one on head of my penis? Not sure who gave it to me, but should I confront the one with cold sore?

Herpes: Herpes is a viral infection of the skin. It always comes the first time from another person. Herpes on your penis could come from your penis contacting the virus in a woman's vagina, or a persons mouth or anus, or even their hand. It doesn't pay to confront anyone about where your infection came from, and you should use condoms for sexual activity. Herpes can be treated easily with pills, or cream.

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I spit on my penis while masterbating, later that evening I felt a cold sore coming on. Will I get the infection on my penis now?

I spit on my penis while masterbating, later that evening I felt a cold sore coming on. Will I get the infection on my penis now?

Little or no risk: Self-infection of a new area of the body with herpes (auto-inoculation) is rare. Once someone has had herpes for more than a few months, the immune system prevents new infections with the same HSV type. To be maximally safe, try to avoid similar events in the future. But probably no harm will come this time or if you make the same mistake again someday.

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I almost had oral sex with a woman with a cold sore. She put her mouth on the head of my penis, barely. It was for 1 sec. Should I worry about gen herpes?

I almost had oral sex with a woman with a cold sore. She put her mouth on the head of my penis, barely. It was for 1 sec. Should I worry about gen herpes?

Herpes: Herpes is contagious whether one has a cold sore or not. It can also be true that one is not contagious when they have a cold sore. The cold sore is now known to be meaningless as an indication of infectiousness. 75% of us have herpes type one. Once you have this common infection you cannot get it again. Ever.

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If my girlfriend has a cold sore on her mouth and gives me oral sex will I get herpes on my penis?

If my girlfriend has a cold sore on her mouth and gives me oral sex will I get herpes on my penis?

Yes you could: It only takes a small abrasion on your penis for the virus to enter. HSV is very contagious- best to avoid contact if she has an open lesion.

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I touched my penis after touching the cold sore on my lip. Now I think I got a sore there. Will it keep coming back on my penis now? Use the same cream

I touched my penis after touching the cold sore on my lip. Now I think I got a sore there. Will it keep coming back on my penis now? Use the same cream

Misinformed?: You can not transfer a herpes infrction from one body part to another. You cannot get an infection from the same type of herpes more than once.

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I've just been recently diagnosed with the cold sore version of the Herpes virus. I have what feels like a swollen vein on the shaft of my penis?

I've just been recently diagnosed with the cold sore version of the Herpes virus. I have what feels like a swollen vein on the shaft of my penis?

Unlikely: That they are related. The cold sore Herpes is a different virus than the genital version. I completely understand your concern, but the two are very unlikely to be related. If you start having blisters on your penis, see your doctor. I have included a picture of herpes for your convenience. Hope this helps!

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Had oral sex. Girl had a cold sore. She put mouth on head of penis for 1 sec. Didn't touch sore. I told her to stop. What is my risk of getting gen. Herpes?

Had oral sex. Girl had a cold sore. She put mouth on head of penis for 1 sec. Didn't touch sore. I told her to stop. What is my risk of getting gen. Herpes?

Risk is low: Mother risk of contracting herpes with this contact is very low, it still is possible. The only way to tell is to see if you develop any sores.

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Ok I got a cold sore yesterday and I sucked my man penis same day but I didn't think it was a cold sore and we had sex. Is anyth I use abreva right now on my lip

Cold-sore: The appearance of the cold sore and the sex were coincidental. You need to get on your regular medications to manage the problem and see your dermatologist.

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My cold sore is scabbed up, but I picked at it and it bled. I forgot to wash my hannds, and then touched my boyfriends penis. The cold sore isn't a lump anymore, its even with my lip and all that's left is a scab.

My cold sore is scabbed up, but I picked at it and it bled. I forgot to wash my hannds, and then touched my boyfriends penis. The cold sore isn't a lump anymore, its even with my lip and all that's left is a scab.

The: The risk of transmission of the herpes virus can occur at any time, even when you are not symptomatic (asymptomatic transmission). Your boyfriend should wash himself completely and discuss the situation with his doctor. Transmission of the virus can occur by both direct and indirect (touching something that you touched) contact.

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If I have a cold sore & wipe saliva w/ my fingers on my penis to penetrate my gf, can she get genital herpes? I didn't touch the sore, just my tongue.

Not likely: Although there is a low likelihood that you transmitted herpes to your partner, it is possible to transmit virus from a cold sore and thus transmission to your partner could result in her developing genital herpes. The herpes virus could go from your cold sore to your hand and from there to your penis.

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My new b/f told me today he noticed two days ago he has a cold sore looking spot near or at the headline of his penus what is this We used condoms?

My new b/f told me today he noticed two days ago he has a cold sore looking spot near or at the headline of his penus what is this We used condoms?

Possible herpes: Very common to carry herpes for years with no symptoms or with symptoms which were not recognized. If you are concerned, you can both be tested for herpes type 1 and type 2. Culture is best done from an acute lesion. Blood tests can be done any time. If this is a primary (first) infection the blood test will not show it until about 2 weeks. Condomes are very useful but not 100% foolproof.

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