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Cold sores on my vagina?

Cold sores on my vagina?

You could have: Herpetic lesions on the vaginal area. Please see your gynecologist for evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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 generally caused by the herpes simplex virus 1 which is related to herpes simplex virus 2 that causes genital herpes. Cold sores are very contagious and can be spread by mouth to mouth contact. They can spread to the genitalia and cause genital ...Read more


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Have cold sores. Cut on vagina, put my spit down there. Now its burns tingles and lower back too. Could I have spread to genitals, 3 months w/no sores?

Have cold sores. Cut on vagina, put my spit down there. Now its burns tingles and lower back too. Could I have spread to genitals, 3 months w/no sores?

Herpes concern: You could have herpes. It burns, tingles, hurts, and can occur in the mouth and on the skin. Type 2 happens mostly in the "boxer's shorts area, " which could include sacrum, genitals, or even thighs. A blood test will tell you type i or type ii (type ii is the worse kind). Treatment is the same: valtrex, (valacyclovir) famvir, or acyclovir. ...Read more

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Have cold sores and cut in vagina, spit there and now am in serious pain to the touch with tingling at times & lower back burns could I have spread it?

Have cold sores and cut in vagina, spit there and now am in serious pain to the touch with tingling at times & lower back burns could I have spread it?

Infections: Need work up immediately. Many causes such as herpes, h. Ducreyi, trichomonas, gonorrhea, etc. There are treatments and you must get them asap, especially with the back pain- signifies that infection is systemic. ...Read more

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Culture negative but have cold sores and spit on vagina with a cut. Now there is tingling & burning for 3 months in vag and butt. Could it have spread?

Culture negative but have cold sores and spit on vagina with a cut. Now there is tingling & burning for 3 months in vag and butt. Could it have spread?

Yes: I would have it re-cultured. See another gyn and get a fresh opinion. May need a biopsy and more thorough testing. There are many infections which are hard to detect. May want to have course of several antibiotics to cover most of them. 2 gm of zithromax, Doxycycline 100mg 2 x a day for 2 weeks, maybe even add metronidazole. This will cover most things. Still may be herpes. ...Read more

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Oral sex once. Noticed bout a wk later tht there were blisters on outside of vagina. He had cold sores on his lips off and on for bout a wk. Herpes?

Oral sex once. Noticed bout a wk later tht there were blisters on outside of vagina. He had cold sores on his lips off and on for bout a wk. Herpes?

Herpes: It would be very unusual to get any symptoms from a new herpes exposure in one weeks time. That is very unlikely. Second, it is much more likely that you have oral herpes already. More than 75% of us have been exposed in childhood to this common infection. If you do not know your herpes status i would recommend you get the blood test. ...Read more

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I picked at my cold sore and then touched my vagina. I put rubbing alcohol all over my vagina, what do I do now? I've had cold sores all my life, and rarely washed my hands before wiping, touching, etc. But haven't come up with genital herpes.

I picked at my cold sore and then touched my vagina. I put rubbing alcohol all over my vagina, what do I do now? I've had cold sores all my life, and rarely washed my hands before wiping, touching, etc. But haven't come up with genital herpes.

Stop Picking !: If you have recurrent cold sores, you may benefit from being on long term prophylactic (preventative) anti-viral agent (such as valcyclovir). . Don't pick your cold sores (it will only spread the virus) and don't ever use alcohol around the vagina. You're at increased risk of spreading the virus to other parts of your body and your partner's body, so please consult your md for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Would someone get a cold sore on vagina because of spit?

Would someone get a cold sore on vagina because of spit?

Yes: Oral herpes can be transmitted thru saliva of an infected person to the genital of another. See your GYN if you have lesion or symptoms ...Read more