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How can genital herpes 1 be spread? (mouth herpes on genitals) through oral? Sex? And does it cause pain in thighs at all? Or give prickly sensations?

How can genital herpes 1 be spread? (mouth herpes on genitals) through oral? Sex? And does it cause pain in thighs at all? Or give prickly sensations?

Genital or oral sex: Genital herpes due to HSV1 is not commonly spread at all, a lot less than HSV2. Outbreaks and asymptomatic viral shedding are infrequent. But transmission is possible by intercourse (genital to genital) or oral sex (genital to mouth). GH doesn't cause leg pain or give "prickly sensations" -- maybe rarely just before an outbreak, but never the only symptom and never lasting more than 1-2 days. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Is it possible to accidentally spread my genital herpes to my mouth or any other part of my body?

Is it possible to accidentally spread my genital herpes to my mouth or any other part of my body?

Very unlikely, . ..: The odd of auto-inoculation of herpes is almost impossible unless there is a local breakdown of natural barriers like skin or mucosa by scratch & abrasion induced by whatever the act may be. Keeping this in mind will minimize such undesirable extremely rare occurrence. Of course, if any doubt, seek timely attention and counseling for better living down the road. ...Read more

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Genital herpes for 6 years. Is it possible to accidentally spread genital herpes to mouth after that long?

Genital herpes for 6 years. Is it possible to accidentally spread genital herpes to mouth after that long?

If virus present: Herpes can be spread through genital to mouth contact if the virus is currently shedding regardless of how long the infection has been present in your body. One should avoid contact during an outbreak or when symptoms are present. ...Read more

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If I've had genital herpes for over 6 years, is it still possible to accidentally spread it to the mouth or eyes?

If I've had genital herpes for over 6 years, is it still possible to accidentally spread it to the mouth or eyes?

Unlikely: If you were immmune suppressed this could conceivably occur, but generally the herpetic recurrences happen at the same site repeatedly and do not spread. ...Read more

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I used the restroom and then accidentally touched my mouth before washing my hands. What are the chances I spread my genital herpes to my mouth?

I used the restroom and then accidentally touched my mouth before washing my hands. What are the chances I spread my genital herpes to my mouth?

Here is. ..: Your precaution is well taken and respected but excessive. Known to most if not all, we always coexist and live with all kinks of bugs - bacteria, virus, parasites, etc. Here and there; but these living agents will not cause diseases to us as long as our natural barriers such as skin & mucosa are not broken usually by self-infliction or accidents, & if we has sufficient defense from healthy life.. ...Read more

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If I have genital herpes and I reach down and touch my bumps then touch my mouth can it spread to my mouth? Me and my partner both have genital herpes and we are wondering about the possibilities of spreading the virus.

It: It is highly unlikely. Herpes simplex virus 2 is a fragile virus, released from active (and latent) sores on the genitals and is spread by direct skin to skin contact with genitals or mouth. Having said that, it is possible to spread genital herpes to the mouth by way of direct contact.
Also, it is best to avoid sexual contact when both of you have active sores. It is recommended that you each consider taking suppressive medication therapy to decrease the risk of outbreaks. ...Read more

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Can genital herpes be transferred to mouth?

Yes: Genital Herpes can be transferred by contact. Therefore if you have oral sex with someone who has active herpes lesions you can contract the virus in the mouth. ...Read more

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Help please. Could genital herpes cause herpes on the mouth?

Help please. Could genital herpes cause herpes on the mouth?

Herpes Transmission: Herpes simplex virus (hsv) has two types: type I generally infects the mouth and produces "fever blisters". Type ii more commonly is genital. However, performing oral sex on someone infected with hsv I or ii can result in oral herpes. There are blood tests that can quickly determine if you've been infected with either strain. Antivirals help to reduce shedding and infection. ...Read more

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If I keep giving my bf oral and he has genital herpes what are my odds of getting it in the oral area, my mouth?

If I keep giving my bf oral and he has genital herpes what are my odds of getting it in the oral area, my mouth?

Herpes: It is high if his infection is on his penis. But genital herpes can be found anywhere between the belly button and the thighs. Where is he infected? ...Read more

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I have been with same man 5 years. Why am I just now contracting genital herpes? And why haven't I contracted it to my mouth?

Genital herpes: Usually sexually transmitted and has nothing to do with oral herpes (cold sores)-HSV-1. Assuming that both you and your partner are monogamous, there is still an symptomatic carrier state which can lay dormant for years; however, if either partner has had sexual relations outside of their relationship, then all bets are off. Both/all partners need to be examined. ...Read more

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If my partner doesn't have herpe sores on there mouth but have genital herpes, can I recieve oral sex from them?

If my partner doesn't have herpe sores on there mouth but have genital herpes, can I recieve oral sex from them?

Herpes: Every sexually active adult must have the herpes blood tests. Having or not having sores is now known to be meaningless in this question. One can have the infection, be contagious and not have outbreaks. Viral shedding can be a silent risk in those infected with herpes.

I would be surprised if your partner knew where they were infected with herpes, but if they do then a simple condom is prote. ...Read more

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Is it possible to transmit genital herpes to someone if they touch the crotch of your thin sweatpants while wearing them and then touch their mouth?

Is it possible to transmit genital herpes to someone if they touch the crotch of your thin sweatpants while wearing them and then touch their mouth?

No risk at all: Herpes simplex virus (HSV) is transmitted ONLY by direct genital-genital or oral-genital contact. The virus is not transmitted at all by the kind of indirect contact you mention. If you don't have sex with an infected person, you'll never get it. So choose your partners with care and have safe sex with new or possibly high risk partners. Otherwise no worries about herpes or other STDs. ...Read more

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Are there any test for genital herpes of the mouth?

Viral isolation: None of the serologic tests will convincingly differentiate between herpes types 1 & 2 infections. The only way to definitively do this is to isolate the virus and test it for type. ...Read more

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Do cold sores on the mouth also cause genital herpes?

Possible: Cold sore is cause by hsv I while genital herpes is usually caused by hsv ii. Could a cold sore cause genital herpes? It would be possible if the sore is actively shedding virus during oral sex. With cold sore, avoid contact until the lesion is healed over. ...Read more

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Girl gave me oral, she had herpes on her mouth!? Could that have given me genital herpes?

Yes: The virus spreads by direct contact. Open lesions are teeming with virus and these can be spread to any susceptible surface. Incubation ranges from 2-20 days with an average of 6. Many are asymptomatic with their initial infection or may have local lesions, intermittent fever, enlarged regional lymph glands, muscle pains and or fatigue. Medication can reduce the intensity of symptoms. ...Read more

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If my partner had a genital herpes breakout and I gave her oral sex how long would it take for me to show symptoms on my mouth area?

If my partner had a genital herpes breakout and I gave her oral sex how long would it take for me to show symptoms on my mouth area?

It all depends...: It is all up to your immune system. Many people get to resist the virus and don't get infected even when they came in contact with it, others carry the virus with no symptoms for a long time (even years), and others can develop symptoms few days later after contact (3-6 days). ...Read more

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I keep getting conflicting answers with research. I have HSV2 genital herpes. Can my partner contract herpes to his mouth via my genitals?

Yes, he can: The mouth and throat can be infected with HSV2 by oral sex. Of course he also is at risk of genital herpes by intercourse. He can have a blood test: if already pos for HSV2, he is immune and won't catch it again. If negative or not tested, reduce his risk by no sex during outbreaks, consistent condoms for vaginal sex, and you taking anti-HSV treatment continuously, e.g. valacyclovir once daily. ...Read more

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If you have genital herpes and you touch your zipper from jeans and then touch your mouth will u get infected with ur own genital herpes?

If you have genital herpes and you touch your zipper from jeans and then touch your mouth will u get infected with ur own genital herpes?

Depends on immunity: A person who has herpes on the his genitals should have immunity if he is not having his very first skin lesions. That means he should not be able to spread his own genital herpes to other sites on his body. Suppose, however, that he is playing with a woman's genitals, and she has the other strain of herpes that he doesn't have... then, he can spread her herpes onto his body parts. Life has risks. ...Read more

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Is there a test available that determines whether herpes infection is in the genitals or the mouth without having symptoms? Genital herpes test?

Is there a test available that determines whether herpes infection is in the genitals or the mouth without having symptoms? Genital herpes test?

Herpes: There is a blood test that will tell if you have ever been infected with herpes simplex type 1 or type 2 or nigh or neither. If the test is negative it means you are not infected with herpes. If the test is positive it means that you have been infected in the past but it doesn't tell you where because either type can occur in either place. ...Read more

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If u have genital herpes and u grab your genitals with shorts ON then touch ur earphones and then ur earphones touch ur mouth will you get infected?

If u have genital herpes and u grab your genitals with shorts ON then touch ur earphones and then ur earphones touch ur mouth will you get infected?

With an outbreak: You are contagious and immunosuppressed. Lesions can spread, usually by sexual secretions; however. Self inoculation is also possible. ...Read more

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! I'm having a genital herpes out break, I was changing in my room wen caughtmy ten mon. Old son wit my dirty underwear in his mouth! Will he catchit?

Herpes Contagion?: Probably not. But, please remember you will be contagious at times when you do not have an outbreak. This is new information. And, it means that you may want to consider going on a medication to limit your 'viral shedding' or contagiousness if you are sexually active with a partner who is negative.

There are no documented cases of herpes exposure from inanimate objects. Thus no worry for son. ...Read more

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If I have type 1 herpes, can I contract type 2? I have started to date someone with genital herpes. I get cold sores myself on my mouth. Can I have both types of herpes?

If I have type 1 herpes, can I contract type 2? I have started to date someone with genital herpes. I get cold sores myself on my mouth. Can I have both types of herpes?

Partial: Hsv1 provides partial immunity against hsv2. It is possible that you already have type 2. The other person might have type 1 or type 2 or both. You might consider herpes blood tests for both of you. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get hsv-2 in your mouth if you have genital herpes?

Not usually: Genital herpes, HSV -2 generally remains localized to the genital area. You could get HSV -1 lesions in the mouth. Primary HSV -2 can also occur in the mouth with oral sex. It may be that the lesions are not herpes at all. It is not feasible to know the nature of the lesions without examining you. You should see a doctor.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What are the odds of me getting genital herpes when my boyfriend has only mouth sores?

What are the odds of me getting genital herpes when my boyfriend has only mouth sores?

Depends: If you have never previously had both herpes 1 and 2 and your boyfriend performs oral sex on you, you may well get genital herpes. ...Read more

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If I washed my hands after using the restroom, do I still need to worry about accidentally transferring genital herpes to mouth?

Impossible: If you already have genital herpes, it stays there and can not spread anywhere else. You will not spread the virus to your mouth. There are 2 herpes simplex: type 1 and type 2. If you have one, you might still get the other. But when you have it, it stays in the same place. ...Read more

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A person has genital herpes (hsv2). His saliva enters another person's mouth through food. Will that person get genital herpes now?

Not Likely: Herpes requires disruption of the protective surface to cause infection. If there was a cut in the oral mucous membranes, a herpes infection can start there, but this is unlikely, although possible. The herpes virus will not travel intact through the stomach which is very acid and can not reach the genitals just by sharing food. ...Read more

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Hi was wondering if positive with hsv-1 can you give yourself genital herpes by accident touching mouth to genital whilst washing below?

NO: HSV-1 is Oral herpes and can not cause "Genital herpes" by definition (It would be simply HSV-1). However, to take the flip side, if someone has genital herpes and you perform oral sex on that person, you can get Genital herpes on your lips/mouth area from the contact with the HSV-2 (genital). ...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


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