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Follow up: dr. Raff -- you said that canker sores do not cause genital herpes. Are canker sores herpes simplex 1 just like a cold sore?

Follow up: dr. Raff -- you said that canker sores do not cause genital herpes. Are canker sores herpes simplex 1 just like a cold sore?

Canker sores: Aphthous stomatitis is not due to herpes simplex. Dr. Namey and dr. Perkins have provided excellent advice and would read these carefully. The location of the herpetic lesions (oral v. Genital) no longer is specific for types 1;2. Cold sores may be herpetic, but not canker sores. ...Read more

Reproductive Organs (Definition)

The major organs of the reproductive system includes, the external genitalia (penis and vulva) as well as a number of internal organs including the gamete producing gonads (testicles and ovaries). Diseases of the human reproductive system are very common and widespread, particularly ...Read more


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Can my cold sore give me genital herpes?

Can my cold sore give me genital herpes?

A herpes simplex: Infection can be spread to other areas of the body. ...Read more

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Can you give yourself genital herpes from your cold sore?

Can you give yourself genital herpes from your cold sore?

Two herpes: No. Absolutely not. First. You cannot get the same herpes virus twice or in two different locations. Second genital herpes is a different and separate virus. ...Read more

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Is it possible to contract genital herpes from a cold sore?

Is it possible to contract genital herpes from a cold sore?

It depends...: If you're asking whether your own oral herpes (cold sores) can be transmitted to your own genital area, the answer is no -- or extremely rarely if it happens at all. However, if someone with oral herpes performs oral sex on a partner, the partner may get genital herpes. ...Read more

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Is it possible to contract genital herpes from a cold sore?

Is it possible to contract genital herpes from a cold sore?

Absolutely: You can get type 1 which is oral herpes in the genital region and u can get type 2 which is genital herpes in the mouth or lips. ...Read more

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Can you give yourself genital herpes from your own cold sore?

Technically..: Yes, you could if the sore was open and shedding the virus, and you touched the sore on your mouth and then right after touched your genitals. Although this is more of a technicality, studies show that it is becoming more common than it used to be in the last decade. I would generally avoid immediate genital contact after touching an open cold sore as a rule to be safest. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me if it's just a cold sore genital herpes?

Herpes Simplex virus: Cold sores (mouth) are usuaully from herpes simplex type I and genital lesions are usually herpes simplex type 2 (but this is not always the case). Both lesions are caused by herpes simplex viruses. ...Read more

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Would it be possible that a cold sore develop into genital herpes?

Not Usuallt But: Oral herpes is a common infection of the mouth area. It is caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 (hsv-1). There are two types of hsv, termed hsv-1 and hsv-2. See links for more information: 1) http://www. Emedicinehealth. Com/oral_herpes/article_em. Htm 2) http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000606.Htm. ...Read more

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Can you contract genital herpes simply by contact with a cold sore?

Can you contract genital herpes simply by contact with a cold sore?

Yes: Cold sores are usually caused by hsv-1 and genital herpes is usually caused by hsv-2. However, either virus can affect either location. If someone has an oral lesion caused by hsv-1 it can be transmitted by direct contact to the genitals of another person. Hsv-2 could be transferred from the genitals of an affected person to the mouth of a another through direct contact as well. ...Read more

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Cold sore the day after giving my gf oral, did she have genital herpes?

See below: A cold sore due to herpes virus would not appear the day after exposure to an infected person, as it takes quite a while for the virus to incubate in the new host. ...Read more

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Can you give yourself genital herpes by touching your cold sore than genitals?

Can you give yourself genital herpes by touching your cold sore than genitals?

NO: Auto-inoculation of herpes is almost unknown. Once you are colonized, even with no symptoms, even if you never had symptoms, you are immune except in 1 nerve ganglion. So this does not happen. ...Read more

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Can you give yourself genital herpes by touching your cold sore than your genitals?

Can you give yourself genital herpes by touching your cold sore than your genitals?

Yes: Both type I and Type 2 herpes can be found in the genital and the face area in recent years so it can be transmitted from the mouth area to the genital area and vice versa. ...Read more

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Can you give yourself genital herpes from touching your own cold sore than your genitals?

Can you give yourself genital herpes from touching your own cold sore than your genitals?

Hypothetically yes: The oral to genital transmission of herpes simplex virus is well known to occur. This is why it no longer useful to test for HSV-1 or HSV-2 since both can cause oral or genital outbreaks. In theory if you were to touch a newly ruptured vesicle and then immediately Touch your genitals in an area of skin breakdown small cut etc. Then transmission would be theoretically possible. ...Read more

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What can I do if my boyfriends never had cold sore but I have. So could he give me genital herpes?

What can I do if my boyfriends never had cold sore but I have. So could he give me genital herpes?

Yes: Yes if you had physical contact while you had an active cold sore than he could transfer the virus to other parts of your body. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if my boyfriend gives me genital herpes from a cold sore can I give him genital herpes too?

Yes: Genital herpes is very contagious and can be spread through physical contact from one person to another. Talk to your doctor about medication to prevent spreading the virus. ...Read more

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Can you get genital herpes by touching inanimate objects someone with a cold sore has touched and then touching yourself after?

No. Herpes is direct: An inanimate object cannot safely harbor HSV from a cold sore and then allow someone else to touch that and become infected. Herpes is transmitted by direct human to human contact, or on occasion by infected fluids say on a shared straw. I don't think you have to worry about this case - it wasn't a real exposure. Good to always protect yourself however and practice good hygiene. ...Read more

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If you touch a cold sore and then a few minutes later pick a wedgie over your PJ bottoms. Can you get genital herpes from this?

I think you've: Asked this question at least five different times in five different ways. The answer is still no. The cold sore virus is not the genital herpes virus. And both viruses require close skin to skin contact. ...Read more

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If I have a cold sore, can I get genital herpes?

Not Usually But: Oral herpes is a common infection of the mouth area. It is caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 (hsv-1). There are two types of hsv, termed hsv-1 and hsv-2. See links for more information: 1) http://www. Emedicinehealth. Com/oral_herpes/article_em. Htm 2) http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000606.Htm. ...Read more

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Can a cold sore turn into genital herpes from oral sex?

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Can a cold sore turn into genital herpes from oral sex?

Yes: Herpes can be transferred from the mouth to the genitals. ...Read more

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Can I get genital herpes down there if I have a cold sore?

Yes.: If you scratch your cold sore and then scratch your genital area, it is possible to develop herpes lesions in the vaginal area too. It used to be thought that type 1 herpes only occurred above the waist while type 2 occurred only below the waist, but it turns out that you can get either type in either location - or any other location on the body, for that matter. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting genital herpes from kissing someone with a cold sore?

None: No chance of getting genital herpes from kissing someone on the mouth. However if one engages in oral sex then the herpes virus can be transmitted from the mouth to the genitals or vice versa. Genital herpes is usually herpes simplex type 2, but can also be type 1. Mouth/lip cold sores are usually herpes simplex type 1. ...Read more

Herpes (Definition)

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


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Genital Herpes (Definition)

A skin and mucous membrane infection of the soft tissues of the genitals, either male or female. It is caused by a virus called herpes simplex and transmitted person to person by direct contact. It produces small blister-like lesions which break down and form shallow ulcers which are ...Read more