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Can You Get Oral Herpes From Sharing A Drink
Can you get oral herpes from sharing a drink with someone that has herpes and is taking medication for it?
Yes: If someone has an active lesion (despite medication) transfer could be possible if the lips touch the same area on the glass. ...Read more
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
Can I get oral herpes from sharing drinking straw with infected person with no cold sore at the time?
Risky: An infected person can shed virus that could result in transmission without having an obvious lesion. In america at lest 1 in 4 people have herpes - 90% of them do not know they have it, and 3% of them are shedding virus (they are contagious) at any one time. Better to have your own straw and not take a chance. ...Read more
Yes. It is: Possible.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it possible to get Oral herpes, specifically, from sharing a glass with someone? If so, how soon could it develop?
Very rare: In general, HSV is transmitted only by direct skin to skin contact with an infected person, like kissing or sex. The virus is rarely if ever transmitted by sharing drinking or eating utensils. Also not by shared towels, clothing, or toilets. Whenever HSV is caught, symptoms usually start 3-5 days later, sometimes up to 10-14 days. ...Read more
Can oral herpes be transmitted through sharing drinks and/or lipsticks, even in the person doesn't have a cold sore or active lesion?
HSV-1: Cold sores spread from person to person by close personal contact, such as kissing. Cold sores are caused by a herpes simplex virus (hsv-1) closely related to the one that causes genital herpes (hsv-2). Both of these herpes simplex viruses can affect your mouth or your genitals, and can be spread via oral sex. The virus can be transmitted to others even during times when you have no blisters. ...Read more
If somebody with oral herpes has an open sore and was drinking from a cup of water then spilled that water into my leg that had a cut. Will I get it?
Definitely: If the other person sharing has an active lesion around the mouth it is quite possible. ...Read more
Rare But: Oral herpes is a common infection of the mouth area. It is caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 (hsv-1). There are two types of hsv, termed hsv-1 and hsv-2. See links for more information: 1) http://www. Emedicinehealth. Com/oral_herpes/article_em. Htm 2) http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000606.Htm. ...Read more
I am not sexually active, but I am afraid that I have contracted oral herpes from sharing saliva. Is this REAL herpes or just cold sores?
Herpes and cigarette: It is possible if you have a break in the mucosa or skin barrier and the other person happen to have placed the cigarette directly on an open lesion. But very unlikely - but still possible and it should be avoided. ...Read more
How long does oral herpes stay on something? For example, how long do you have to wait to drink out of a water bottle that a herpie infected drank?
Wash bottle!!: Months to years, depending on environment, uv exposure, temperature, etc. Don't share unless you want infected. ...Read more
Yes, in moderation: There are no contraindications to drinking alcohol while taking valacyclovir for oral herpes. Contraindications/cautions include: hypersens to drug/class/compon, caution if immunocompormised, advanced hiv, renal impairment, concurrent nephrotoxic agents, elderly, if dehydrated. Getting drunk may not be safe to yourself and/or to others, however. That's why I suggest drinking in "moderation". ...Read more
Likely: If the person has an active visible lesion, and you shared a drink, it is very likely that you were in contact with the virus. You may already have it though. Not everyone who has the virus gets an actual outbreak as it can remain dormant. Certain trigger events, susch as trauma, a cold, extra uv light, stress, may cause an outbreak, just like it did with your friend. Stay away from outbreaks. ...Read more
What are the changes of being infected with oral herpes through lipstick sharing if there seems to be no lesions on the lips?
Very low, not zero: HSV1 is transmitted by direct skin contact, e.g. kissing. The risk via lipstick is very low, especially without a visible oral herpes outbreak. Still, lipstick should never be shared between people. Although HSV transmission is unlikely, the risk isn't zero; and sharing is high risk to transmit colds, influenza, etc. Don't do it. ...Read more
Accidentally picked up my friend' drinking bottle, only put my lips on the bottle, I didn't drink of it. She has oral herpes, do I have hsv-1 now?
Possibly: If your friend had an active lesion, you are much more likely to have caught the infection. ...Read more
If had my primary oral herpes outbreak 3 weeks ago but my neck lymph node is still tender and yesterday I had a sore throat that went away by drinking something hot and the lymph node got swollen again is this normal?
Maybe new problem: Throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease throat pain. ...Read more
Do I have oral herpes on my tongue? Tongue is covered in bumps, bigger towards back. Have had stomach cramps and flu like symptoms. Tongue feels burnt. Had been drinking / partying for 3 days straight when symptoms appeared. (normally live healthy)
Herpes: Need pictures and here till 4 AM PCT. Recommend you do this every once in a while to remind you why you don't do it every day. May just be normal taste buds you are seeing. Even looked there before? ...Read more
Herpes simplex: Very unlikely and for all intensive purposes it would be close to a first. ...Read more
Yes: Genital herpes is a disease caused by the herpes simplex virus (hsv), of which there are two types. Type 1 (hsv-1) usually causes oral herpes, an infection of the lips and mouth. In the past, hsv-1 was not known to cause genital herpes, but that is changing, especially among people who begin having sex at a young age. Still, in most cases, genital herpes is caused by hsv-2 herpes virus. ...Read more
Hello, I wanted to know could you get oral herpes from kissing a person and smoking after a person if they do not have an outbreak? I've went to the 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
Can you get oral herpes from someone even if there are no sores? And can you spread to genitals if there's no sore?
Yes and yes: It is less likely to be transmissable if no open lesions are present, but people do shed herpes simplex virus in the absence of open ulcers, and therefore transmission is conceivable. It is also possible to transmit to genitals with oral sex, but again, far less likely in the absence of open ulcerative disease. ...Read more
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