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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. ...Read more

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 generally caused by the herpes simplex virus 1 which is related to herpes simplex virus 2 that causes genital herpes. Cold sores are very contagious and can be spread by mouth to mouth contact. They 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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more