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Can I Get A Cold Sore In The Vagina
Also referred to as fever blisters, cold sores are small, painful fluid-filled blisters that are usually found around the lips. Cold sores are generally caused by the herpes simplex virus 1 which is related to herpes simplex virus 2 that causes genital herpes. Cold sores are very contagious and can be spread by mouth to mouth contact. They can spread to the genitalia and cause genital ...Read more
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 have a cold sore on my lip, i forgot to wash my hands then i scratched my vagina. Does that mean i will get herpes? What is the chance?
Herpes simplex: It is unlikely that you will transfer the virus to your vaginal area. Most commonly the cold sore you have, if due to herpes simplex, is a recurrence at the site of your original infection with this virus, and that most often happens in the same place it was inoculated. Although it is conceivable that you will recur in another site it is very very unlikely. ...Read more
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
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?
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