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Can You Have Cold Sores Without Having Herpes
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
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?
If you get cold sores, can you transmit hsv1 to someone genitally through oral sex when you don't 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
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 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not sure what: You mean? But you could have viral shedding (be contagious) without visible sores. ...Read more
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