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Can I Get A Cold Sore In The Vagina
If someone with a cold sore touches it, touches my hand, and around an hour later I use the bathroom and wipe my vagina can I get herpes?
I have my 1st cold sore. When it was tingling, I touched it, & then I accidentally touched a broken scab on my vagina. Could I get genital herpes now?
Very unlikely: If truly your initial oral HSV1 infection, there could be a small risk of auto-inoculation of your genital area. However, if your cold sore is typical, i.e. only one blister or sore, or a small cluster of them, your oral herpes probably is not a new infection but recurrence of chronic, previously asymptomatic oral herpes. Longstanding herpes is almost never auto-inoculated to new sites. ...Read more
I had cold-sore. I put my finger in my mouth. Then touch my vagina. Is it possible I will get genital heroes "as my finger was still wet "?
I had a cold sore and got oral. The next day got tingling sensation and discharge in my vagina that had to be itched so much 3 days later I had a sore?
I have what looks like a cold sore around my vagina & it's moving to more areas there every other day, it's itchy & this's the 3rd time in few months?
Little or no risk: Spread of one's own herpes infection to a new area of the body is called auto-inoculation. It happens sometimes during an initial HSV infection, but after a few months the immune system prevents it. If you've had recurrent cold sores a long time, there's no chance you will infect your genital area. This is also why couples with genital or oral herpes in both partners do not pass it back and forth. ...Read more
Got oral and had unprotected sex also was getting a cold sore now my vagina is itching and burning and has a sore from scratching. What's wrong?
I have a cold sore on my lips. I was showering and I started to sweat. So I wiped my face, but not by the sore. Will sweat from my face spread it to my vagina?
Interesting question: No, I don't believe that sweat from your face that was not by the fever blister will cause the virus to spread to your genitalia. However, with that said, antibodies are reported to prevent oral hsv-1 from infecting the same person's genitalia at a later time. However, I've also read that there are rare cases of a hsv-1 spreading to the same person's genitalia because at the time, the >>>. ...Read more
I had a small sore on opening of vagina dissapered now I have sores on the roof of my mouth painful and a cold sore type thing on the inside of mouth?
See MD.: See MD. May be a STD if you are sexually active. ...Read more
Have a canker sore or cold sore won't go away I'm scared and my vagina burns and I deal with depression and kinda in a bad place right now?
Cold sores are on the external lips & respond well to topical lemon balm oil whereas canker sores are on tongue, gums or inner mouth & respond to licorice lozenges. There are many causes of vaginitis but it's readily treated-see a doc for diagnosis/treatment.
While meds can help depression, exercise, counseling & supplements can help too. Vitamin/mineral deficiencies & hypothyroidism can contribute. ...Read more
I picked at my cold sore and then touched my vagina. I put rubbing alcohol all over my vagina, what do I do now? I've had cold sores all my life, and rarely washed my hands before wiping, touching, etc. But haven't come up with genital herpes.
Stop Picking!: If you have recurrent cold sores, you may benefit from being on long term prophylactic (preventative) anti-viral agent (such as valcyclovir).. Don't pick your cold sores (it will only spread the virus) and don't ever use alcohol around the vagina. You're at increased risk of spreading the virus to other parts of your body and your partner's body, so please consult your md for further evaluation. ...Read more
I got a cold sore on my lip and noticed a sore on my vagina as well. Is it normal to have both outbreaks? I am diagnosed with genital herpes
Probably coincidence: Most likely it's just a coincidence that both your herpes infections have had outbreaks at the same time. However, oral herpes outbreaks often are triggered by other viral infections (hence the names cold sore, fever blister). Genital HSV2 outbreaks usually have no obvious trigger, but it could happen that something has triggered both simultaneously. ...Read more
I am experiencing vaginal itching and vaginal irritation. I also have a cold sore and woke up scratching my genitals by accident and I'm worried?
Not herpes. Yeast?: If you have been having oral herpes (cold sore) outbreaks for more than a few months, it is extremely unlikely that you could have infected your own genital area. That can happen in the first few weeks of a new herpes infection, but after that the immune system prevents it. The main cause of vaginal itching and irritation is yeast infection (thrush). See a doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
I found a single red bump on my vagina. It's slightly irritated to the touch and I've been more wet for the past 2 weeks. I shaved this morning and noticed it tonight. My partner and I both get oral cold sores, and I've been monogamous since June.?
My boyfriend had cold sores on his lips, while having sex he sometimes would spit in his hand touching his lips and rub it on my vagina, can I get it?
Yes you can: That is a sure way to give a girlfriend genital herpes. Such a couple should together go to the girlfriend's Primary or Ob-Gyn doctor for her STD screening, and discussion on STD's, how they affect women, their sex lives, and their future babies. If lucky so far, she has not caught it yet. Also, if she already has the same strain of herpes as he has, then she would not catch the same strain again. ...Read more
Possibly: From kissing someone if they had a cold sore. If you have cold sore blisters it is best not to share eating utensils, chap sticks or lips sticks or kiss in order to prevent spreading the infection to someone else. ...Read more
It causes cold sores: Cold sores are painful liquid filled blisters that can occur on the lips, roof of the mouth or the gums which are caused by the herpes simplex virus (hsv-1). Tingling &/or pain can herald the oncoming of cold sore 1 to 2 days prior to eruption. An estimated 80% of americans have been exposed to herpes simplex virus type 1. However, not all of those people will get cold sores. It depends on your >. ...Read more
If you kiss a cold: Sore on his cheek or if infectious material has oozed out- then you could. ...Read more
If I already have hsv-1, and I come into direct contact with another person's cold sore, how long, if at all, will it be before I get a cold sore too?
Likely won't: If you already have had an hsv1 infection you already have some immunity. If the skin contact was in an area where you have already experienced outbreaks you are probably safe. New exposure in a new skin area might cause a new outbreak at that site - it's possible. ...Read more
It is not cold sore: Your sickness is not due to cold sore but because you get sick the cold sore appear, due to your immune system being compromised. ...Read more
If I took a sip from my friends straw could I get a cold sore from that? I don't think she has anything there was nothing on her lips or anything
If you friend does: Not ever get cold sores then you won't get cold sores from her straw. If she is one of the folks that gets cold sores- it is less likely to be contracted if there is no lesion. ...Read more
I high five a friend of mine in class, and I think he has a cold sore... can I get a cold sore from high five someone?
Cold sore: Unless your hand has had direct contact on the cold sore and you put part of your hand in you mouth it is highly unlikely that you will develop a cold sore from high fiving someone. ...Read more
In my class, my partner has a cold sore and I think he touch it a few times and high five me, can I get a cold sore from a high five?
Not likely: But anything is possible. If you observe hand washing, you can minimize the chances of spread. ...Read more
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