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Can you get herpes in the mouth just from kissing mouth to mouth?

Can you get herpes in the mouth just from kissing mouth to mouth?

Of course: By adult age, most people have the common oral herpes virus. The luckier ones don't get outbreaks on their lips, or only rarely get them. Kissing is a common way that herpes is transmitted orally (but a person will not catch the same herpes type 1, if she already caught it earlier in her life... however, she may get outbreaks from time to time) ...Read more

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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I get herpes on mouth after oral sex with sex worker, it the sign of affected HIV or other virus? ( i used mouth to kiss virginal liquid)

I get herpes on mouth after oral sex with sex worker, it the sign of affected HIV or other virus? ( i used mouth to kiss virginal liquid)

See your physician : No answer can be given with certainty, please get to see your physician and have him/her evaluate the condition. ...Read more

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I use condom with sex worker. But i kiss her virginal liquid and next morning i get herpes on my mouth. So any change has HIV from oral sex?

I use condom with sex worker. But i kiss her virginal liquid and next morning i get herpes on my mouth. So any change has HIV from oral sex?

Low probability.: Risk of getting HIV from oral sex is very low, probably close to zero. Incidentally, herpes takes longer than half a day to incubate, so your herpes lesion was not caused by that exposure - or else it was caused by something other than herpes. ...Read more

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My husband have a small herpes on a lip, I have 3 m old son, he didn't kiss him, but was in contact, how big is a chance that baby get a herpes ?

My husband have a small herpes on a lip, I have 3 m old son, he didn't kiss him, but was in contact, how big is a chance that baby get a herpes ?

Small but there: Herpes can be spread by contact, so try to have your husband cover the sore till it heals or not kiss the baby till it heals. If you baby develops any unusual bumps, fever, extreme irritability or extreme sleepiness you need to go to an er or your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Can you get a lip infection the next day after kissing someone? (its just a lip infection not herpes as far as we know)

Whether or not: You contract an infection by direct contact depends on many factors, such as how many organisms you came into contact with, how long you were in contact, where on the body you contacted, whether you had any breaks in the skin surface, virulence of organism, your body's ability to fight the infection. So, yes, depending on the circumstances, it is possible to get a lip infection the next day. ...Read more

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Can you get oral herpes from someone who u don't kiss but she gives u head but doesn't have any open sores or cold sores and I had no cuts on my d?

Can you get oral herpes from someone who u don't kiss but she gives u head but doesn't have any open sores or cold sores and I had no cuts on my d?

Possible but unlikel: Hi Roy. It's possible for someone to shed the herpes virus and be asymptomatic. People with oral herpes may secrete the virus 2% to 9% of the time when they are not having sores. That being said, if they are asymptomatic and secreting the virus, the amount of virus being shed is much less. You can be tested for infection. I would recommend knowing your sex partner And both of you testing for STD ...Read more

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Help please! i don't know when is it okay to kiss again after treating mouth herpes?

Help please! i don't know when is it okay to kiss again after treating mouth herpes?

Herpes simplex: You will have this the rest of your life, and most of the people you are going to kiss already have it as well. Do not worry over this. ...Read more

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My friend got herpes at side of the mouth and I got one after a few days. But we dont even kiss.

My friend got herpes at side of the mouth and I got one after a few days. But we dont even kiss.

HSV-1 transmission: by sharing eating and drinking utensils, razors, towels, washcloths, oral sex as well as kissing, may spread HSV-1. The virus may be transmitted by even though blisters and sores are not present. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Is it safe to kiss someone if you don't know if they have mouth herpes? What are some symptoms to know for sure if they do?

Is it safe to kiss someone if you don't know if they have mouth herpes? What are some symptoms to know for sure if they do?

Now way to know: You can get oral transmission of herpes if you have contact with a carrier that has active virus shedding. This occurs when the person has an active herpetic lesion (usually looks like an open sore or a small clear blister). Unfortunately, the viral shedding starts before the lesion appears. Usually the carrier can tell he is going to have an outbreak, but you can't tell by looking at him. ...Read more

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Before engaging in kissing with a female,Can she have unnoticeable herpes around the mouth area? How can you tell when it's safe to kiss?

Before engaging in kissing with a female,Can she have unnoticeable herpes around the mouth area? How can you tell when it's safe to kiss?

Active lesions: As a general rule avoid kissing if there are active herpes lesions. There is not a way to determine if someone has asymptomatic oral herpes without asking them. About 90% of Americans carry the antibody to oral herpes (HSV 1) ...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