Doctor insights on:
Can You Give Yourself Herpes From A Cold Sore
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
Herpes: First. There are two herpes viruses. A person cannot give themselves an infection. Infection comes from someone or somewhere else. If you have herpes simplex, or oral herpes, it does not move. You cannot get the same herpes virus a second time. 75% of americans have the oral herpes virus. 25% have the std herpes or hsv type two. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Technically..: Yes, you could if the sore was open and shedding the virus, and you touched the sore on your mouth and then right after touched your genitals.Although this is more of a technicality,studies show that it is becoming more common than it used to be in the last decade.I would generally avoid immediate genital contact after touching an open cold sore as a rule to be safest. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Hypothetically yes: The oral to genital transmission of herpes simplex virus is well known to occur. This is why it no longer useful to test for HSV-1 or HSV-2 since both can cause oral or genital outbreaks. In theory if you were to touch a newly ruptured vesicle and then immediately Touch your genitals in an area of skin breakdown small cut etc. Then transmission would be theoretically possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is genital herpes just sexually transmitted or can you accidently give yourself genital herpes from a cold sore?
See below: Genital herpes used to be just Herpes simplex type 2. Cold sore used to be just Herpes simplex type 1. However, that is no longer the case. Either virus can appear as the genital or cold sore form. You can transfer one type to the opposite site. However, both herpes are transmissable only when you have active lesions filled with fluid (full of virus). ...Read more
Yes: It would be more likely if you were in the early part of a break out, but possible. ...Read more
Could you tell me if someone with active cold sore kisses a baby will that baby get herpes or cold sores in the future?
Low risk, but...: Such ointments have preservatives that probably would kill the virus and prevent transmission. However, you still should never share such a product with another person, to prevent not only herpes, but also colds, influenza, etc. Why take the chance? Better safe than sorry! However, if you also have oral herpes yourself, you can't catch it again; you are immune to new infection with same HSV type. ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Can you give genital herpes from a cold sore?
- Can you give someone genital herpes from a cold sore?
- Can you give someone herpes from a cold sore?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Can you give yourself genital herpes?
- Can you give yourself genatil herpes?
- Can you get herpes from a cold sore?
- Can u give yourself herpes?
- Talk to a dermatologist online for free