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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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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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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 ?

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

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

No: Avoid genital contact. You can get a blood test for hsv2 to see if you already harbor the virus without your knowledge. If you are positive, then you will notice no difference from such contact. ...Read more

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What to do if i heard that mouth ulcers aren't contagious but can you get genital herpes from mouth ulcers if you engage in oral sex when ulcers are present?

What to do if i heard that mouth ulcers aren't contagious but can you get genital herpes from mouth ulcers if you engage in oral sex when ulcers are present?

Yes, its possible.: You can get genital herpes from oral sex if the mouth ulcers are herpetic. It is not always easy to tell if mouth lesions are herpetic. Many recurring mouth ulcers come from a herpes virus. Oral sex when mouth lesions are present should be avoided. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has genital herpes. Can i get genital herpes from his saliva if he performs oral sex on me?

My boyfriend has genital herpes. Can i get genital herpes from his saliva if he performs oral sex on me?

See below: You could not be infected from the virus in his genital area by his oral contact with you. But if he also ever has or had genital hsv2 or oral hsv1 cold sores you could catch either of these viruses in your genitals by oral -genital contact with him. Oral hsv 1 causes 10% of genital herpes and genital hsv2 causes 10% of oral herpes. Both can be spread when no visible lesions are present. ...Read more

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I have a small bump its smooth under the head of my penis could this be genital herpes and i did get a cold i don't know if it was the flu help!

I have a small bump its smooth under the head of my penis could this be genital herpes and i did get a cold i don't know if it was the flu help!

Asked and Answered: If you are truly positive your HIV doctor has already tested you for everything. I do not understand what psychological benefit you are getting out of repeatedly asking us the same questions here on health tap. Having watched you do this month in and month out makes me wonder about your emotional stability. I would advise you sign off of health tap and go see a real physician. It is past time. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get genital herpes from masturbating when having a cold sore? (I used my own saliva)

Is it possible to get genital herpes from masturbating when having a cold sore? (I used my own saliva)

Yes: It is possible to self inoculate. The classic place is on the finger to get what is called a herpetic whitlow, a painful infection on the hand. ...Read more

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If he has a cold sore on his lip, can I get genital herpes from this?

If he has a cold sore on his lip, can I get genital herpes from this?

Yes: I would refrain from oral sex until the cold sore disappears. It is possible that the sore on your partners lip is being caused by herpers simplexii which is genital herpes. My best advice is be safe during this oral outbreak. ...Read more

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If I have HSV 1 lip sores, can I get genital herpes later from the same virus?

If I have HSV 1 lip sores, can I get genital herpes later from the same virus?

Unlikely: Hsv-1 generally does not have the affinity for the receptors in the genital are. Therefore, although it may occur, it usually does not happen. If it does occur, the infections with hsv-1 in the genitals are shorter lived, less pronounced, and tend to not recur frequently. ...Read more

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If you have genital herpes and you go to take a pee and a little drop of urine lands on your upper lip, will you get infected ?

If you have genital herpes and you go to take a pee and a little drop of urine lands on your upper lip, will you get infected ?

Probably not: Transfer of an HSV infection from the area first involved to another area is called auto-inoculation. It sometimes occurs during the first infection, i.e. within several weeks of catching the virus. After that, the immune system prevents auto-inoculation. If someone has had genital or oral herpes more than a few months, it is very unlikely s/he will ever self infect other places on the body. ...Read more

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I have the oral herpes, had sex with someone I think I passed the virus to, a little of his saliva touched my genital area, can I get genital herpes?

 I have the oral herpes, had sex with someone I think I passed the virus to, a little of his saliva touched my genital area, can I get genital herpes?

No risk: People are resistant to new infections with the same HSV type they already have. You will not catch a new HSV1 infection anywhere on your body, especially with the same virus strain already infecting your mouth. Also, HSV is not transmitted by such brief contact with saliva; the virus must be massaged into tissues. So no worries! Of course you could still catch HSV2 if sexually exposed to it. ...Read more

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If I have a cold sore & wipe saliva w/ my fingers on my penis to penetrate my gf, can she get genital herpes? I didn't touch the sore, just my tongue.

If I have a cold sore & wipe saliva w/ my fingers on my penis to penetrate my gf, can she get genital herpes? I didn't touch the sore, just my tongue.

Not likely: Although there is a low likelihood that you transmitted herpes to your partner, it is possible to transmit virus from a cold sore and thus transmission to your partner could result in her developing genital herpes. The herpes virus could go from your cold sore to your hand and from there to your penis. ...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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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

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