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Doctor insights on: Can You Get Herpes Without An Outbreak

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Can you spread genital herpes if you don't have an outbreak?

Can you spread genital herpes if you don't have an outbreak?

GENITAL HERPES: Yes. You can spread genital herpes if you don't have an outbreak. The viruses can still be aroud even if you do not see them. ...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


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Can you get cold sores without having herpes?

Can you get cold sores without having herpes?

NO: True cold sores are as a result of herpes simplex virus. Apthous ulcers are little canker sores in the mouth and are not herpetic in nature. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i could give someone herpes without an outbreak?

Yes: Via viral shedding. You don't need to have active lesions for this to occur. ...Read more

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Can you get scabies without an itch?

Scabies: If a person has never had scabies before, symptoms may take as long as 4-6 weeks to begin. It is important to remember that an infested person can spread scabies during this time, even if he/she does not have symptoms yet. In a person who has had scabies before, symptoms usually appear much sooner (1-4 days) after exposure. Symptoms always include itching. ...Read more

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If you have the herpes virus.... Will you have an outbreak?

If you have the herpes virus.... Will you have an outbreak?

Herpes simplex: Almost everybody lives with the virus. Once you have been infected it remains in your body the remainder of your life. Some people get frequent outbreaks, others may never have one. ...Read more

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Can you have both hsv1& HSV 2 genitally? If so will you have an outbreak when you catch hsv2?

Can you have both hsv1& HSV 2 genitally? If so will you have an outbreak when you catch hsv2?

Possibly: You can absolutely have both types of herpes simultaneously and both could be genital, both oral, one oral and one genital, etc. It also can occur that when you contract the second one the first might flare due to stress and altered immunity. If you are dealing with herpes, know that while we cannot cure it, it is very manageable for most with medications. Consult your doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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Can you pass oral herpes simplex 1 even without having a outbreak?

Can you pass oral herpes simplex 1 even without having a outbreak?

Yes: While is much more common to occur with symptomatic lesions, it can occur with no visible symptoms or lesions as well. However it is much less likely. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to contract a STD without an outbreak?

Is it possible for you to contract a STD without an outbreak?

Yes: You could have a sexually transmitted disease which is "silent" which means that there are no obvious symptoms. You could also catch an std from someone who doesn't have an apparent outbreak - such as herpes simplex. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is herpes simplex 1 contagious without an outbreak?

Can you tell me is herpes simplex 1 contagious without an outbreak?

Yes: The risk of contagiousness is highest during an outbreak, however there may be viral shedding without an outbreak. This makes it possible to spread herpes without an outbreak. Always use protection! ...Read more

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Can HSV shedding cause an outbreak if you already have the virus? Can any docs explain?

Not sure what you: are asking. A person who has infection with Herpes Simplex virus may have viral shedding even in absence of a skin lesion. The viruses that are shedding can infect someone else. In some cases a person can spread the herpes simplex virus to another location on their own body. ...Read more

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Can I get herpes without kissing anyone?

Can I get herpes without kissing anyone?

Yes: It can be spread by sharing lip makeup, lip balm. Best to just use your own. ...Read more