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Could I get a cold sore on vagina through spit?

Could I get a cold sore on vagina through spit?

Yes: If someone with an active cold sore, which is a form of herpes, he is shedding virus and can pass it thorough saliva. ...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 very contagious and can be spread by mouth to mouth contact and can spread to the genitalia and cause genital ...Read more


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Would someone get a cold sore on vagina because of spit?

Would someone get a cold sore on vagina because of spit?

Yes: Oral herpes can be transmitted thru saliva of an infected person to the genital of another. See your GYN if you have lesion or symptoms ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to get cold sore by your vagina?

Yes: Herpes simplex type I and type ii lesions could both occur on the genitalia. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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 "?

Cold-sore: Usually the herpes virus of a cold sore (herpes 1)does not cause the herpes virus in the genital area (herpes 2). However they both can coexist in one person. ...Read more

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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 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?

Transfer: Yor partner kissing you w an active oral lesion not only can give them an oral lesion, but also tranfere the virus to your vaginal area. ...Read more

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Cold sore on lip. If I unknownly touch my vagina, would it pass it down?

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

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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?

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?

Need to be examined: Can't know for sure without an examination. Oral herpes can be spread other parts of the body. Other posibilities: bacterial infection, yeast infection, std, dermititis (skin conditions)........ ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Multiple issues: 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

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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.

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

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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

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Did I get a cold sore from kissing someone or from my mouthguard?

Did I get a cold sore from kissing someone or from my mouthguard?

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

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I'm wondering if I get hsv-1, will I get a cold sore too?

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

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If I kiss my boyfriend on the cheek, can I get a cold sore?

If I kiss my boyfriend on the cheek, can I get a cold sore?

If you kiss a cold: Sore on his cheek or if infectious material has oozed out- then you could. ...Read more

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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

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Why is it I feel so sick when I get a cold sore (s)?

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

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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 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

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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

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Lately everytime my husband kisses me on my mouth, I get a cold sore. Does this mean he has been unfaithful and carrying herpes?

Lately everytime my husband kisses me on my mouth, I get a cold sore. Does this mean he has been unfaithful and carrying herpes?

If you have sore...: You are positive for herpes. Not him.
75% of americans have the herpes simplex or hsv 1 virus....Formerly known as "oral herpes'.

If you are having so frequent outbreaks your physician should know this so that you can be medicated and perhaps break the outbreak cycle. ...Read more

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Why do I get cold sores within my mouth after I get a cold sore on my lip?

Catch it early: If you can catch a cold sore early, when it first starts to tingle, see a dentist that can use a soft tissue laser to kill the virus in the area and stop its spread. It will also help to heal the sore more quickly. If it is already a blister, it is not as effective. ...Read more