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Is there anything to stop the spread of genital herpes after finding out that the partner had fever blisters?

Is there anything to stop the spread of genital herpes after finding out that the partner had fever blisters?

Confused: Fever blisters are usually referred to herpes labialis (cold sores, caused by hsv, type 1 virus), which is not genital herpes (caused by hsv, type 2 virus). Occasionally HSV 1 virus may be transferred during oral sex to the genitals of the partner of the infected individual, but this is not very common. The best way to prevent spread is to avoid direct contact with the infected body part. ...Read more

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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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Are fever blisters on genitals the same as herpes?

Are fever blisters on genitals the same as herpes?

Yes: Both genital herpes and fever blisters or herpes labialis are caused by a herpes virus. The type of virus, location and mode of trasmission determines what type of infection one has. ...Read more

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Can herpes that causes innocent oral fever blisters & cold sores be sexually transited to someone else as genital herpes?

Can herpes that causes innocent oral fever blisters & cold sores be sexually transited to someone else as genital herpes?

Herpes - HSV1 & HSV2: Yes - unfortunately there can be cross over between the 2 different types of herpes. These viruses are always adapting and looking for 'new opportunities' and although traditionally, HSV-1 kept to the mouth/nose and HSV-2 kept to the genital tract, there can be 'back and forth' transmission of these viruses in susceptible patients. This is a reminder to keep ALL safe sex practices in mind! ...Read more

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Can someone get genital fever blisters if someone had oral sex with an active fever blister? The fever blister wasn't actively bilstered the lip was healing but wasn't active but did bleed.

Can someone get genital fever blisters if someone had oral sex with an active fever blister? The fever blister wasn't actively bilstered the lip was healing but wasn't active but did bleed.

Cold : Cold sores or fever blisters are caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 (hsv-1) and are extremely common. Most people become infected as an infant or small child when kissed or by sharing eating utensils with an adult who has the virus. The virus is most contagious when someone has a cold sore, but can still be passed along by someone who does not. Many people do not even know that they are infected because the virus can "hide out" in the nerve cells for very long periods of time - for some people it hides out forever and they never get a cold sore. For others, the virus can "wake up" and that's when a cold sore happens. No one knows exactly what causes a cold sore to appear - sometimes stress, illness, fevers, colds, sunlight, cold weather, menstruation, certain foods, allergies, you name it! they usually last 7-10 days and are more of an annoyance than a danger unless you have a weakened immune system or contract a bacterial infection on top of the cold sore. Even though most genital herpes is caused by hsv-2, we do see genital herpes caused by hsv-1 - most likely from oral sex. This is less common, though. ...Read more

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Please explain if it is true that having oral sex with someone when you have a cold sore (fever blister) will give that person genital herpes?

There is potential: For herpes simplex virus 1 to be transmitted to genitalia. Oral sex has potential to transmit a number of sti's. Herpes simplex, hiv, hpv, gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis ; hepatitis can be spread via oral sex. ...Read more

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Help I have a fever blister inside my lip and i think it may have spread to my girlfriend?

Help I have a fever blister inside my lip and i think it may have spread to my girlfriend?

Thats possible: Fever blisters are caused by a herpes virus and are contagious with contact. Refrain from contact while the blister is active. Ask your dentist or pharmacist for medications to help heal the fever blister. ...Read more

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