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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

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 u have herpes symptoms without having lesions or sores?

Can u have herpes symptoms without having lesions or sores?

Herpes Simplex: Yes, it is called asymptomatic shedding of the virus. It is believed that 60-70% of transmission is via asymptomatic shedding oh the virus. Thus, there may be no lesions present but one can still spread the virus. ...Read more

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Can getting cold sores necessarily mean you have herpes?

Yes: Type 1: Cold sores are painful liquid filled blisters that can occur on the lips, roof of the mouth or the gums which are caused by the herpes simplex virus (hsv-1). ...Read more

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Can you get genital herpes from someone with hsv-1 even if they don't have a cold sore?

Can you get genital herpes from someone with hsv-1 even if they don't have a cold sore?

Asymptomatic Shed: Asymptomatic shedding refers to ability of some viruses to be present and transmissible without causing symptoms. Most studies suggest that 70% of herpes is transmitted by asymptomatic shedding of the herpes virus. ...Read more

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Can you give youself genital herpes if you have a cold sore from masterbating?

Can you give youself genital herpes if you have a cold sore from masterbating?

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 more

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If you suffer from cold sores already, can you also suffer with herpes whitlow?

Cold sores: Yes you can have several conditions at the same time. Important to note possible triggers for your sores. Take yogurt and probiotics Vitamin B6 - Pyridoxine has helped some, as has Vitamin B12. Ask your doctor about dosage. Milk of magnesia helps the pain of the sores. ...Read more

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Can you have oral herpes if you never had s cold sore?

Maybe: A cold sore is the herpes virus. But if you've never had a cold sore, it's usually a good sign that you don't have oral herpes but in some instances, you can have the virus and it never has manifested itself. ...Read more

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Can cold sores be normal or are cold sores linked to the herpes virus. Meaning can someone have cold sores but my have the virus?

Can cold sores be normal or are cold sores linked to the herpes virus. Meaning can someone have cold sores but my have the virus?

Cold sores = HSV-1: True cold sores are caused by the herpes hsv-1 virus. For more information go to: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/cold-sore/ds00358. ...Read more

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Can I get genital herpes down there if I have a cold sore?

Can I get genital herpes down there if I have a cold sore?

Yes.: If you scratch your cold sore and then scratch your genital area, it is possible to develop herpes lesions in the vaginal area too. It used to be thought that type 1 herpes only occurred above the waist while type 2 occurred only below the waist, but it turns out that you can get either type in either location - or any other location on the body, for that matter. ...Read more

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If you already have hsv1 and get cold sores, can you get hsv1 genitally from oral sex? Or are you not able to since you already have hsv1?

If you already have hsv1 and get cold sores, can you get hsv1 genitally from oral sex? Or are you not able to since you already have hsv1?

Herpes: You cannot get the same infection a second time. But there is a different herpes known as herpes type two that you are at risk for if exposed to it. ...Read more

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If you get cold sores do that mean you have herpes even if not sexually active and can u have herpes and never get a cold sore?

If you get cold sores do that mean you have herpes even if not sexually active and can u have herpes and never get a cold sore?

Yes yes: Most people get type 1 herpes as children. Some of them get recurring "cold sores" as a result. Most get no symptoms. Mostly they get the virus [it is not any kind of bacteria] from their parents or from other children. This is not often related to sexual activity. Best treatment is from dermatologist, not ENT. When indicated, the pills are very effective and absolutely safe. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes from someone who doesn't have herpes or a cold sore?

Can you get herpes from someone who doesn't have herpes or a cold sore?

Herpes: You cannot get herpes from someone who has never had herpes. That being said, you can get it from someone who has contracted the virus but does not have active lesions or cold sores. The virus may still shed even under those conditions. ...Read more

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Could i still have a herpes outbreak without sores?

Not sure what: You mean? But you could have viral shedding (be contagious) without visible sores. ...Read more

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Can you give yourself genital herpes from your cold sore?

Can you give yourself genital herpes from your cold sore?

Two herpes: No. Absolutely not. First. You cannot get the same herpes virus twice or in two different locations. Second genital herpes is a different and separate virus. ...Read more

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Cold Sore (Definition)

Also referred to as fever blisters, cold sores are small, painful fluid-filled blisters that are usually found around the lips. Cold sores are very contagious and can be spread by mouth to mouth contact and can spread to the genitalia and cause genital ...Read more