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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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If I have gential herpes and kiss someone with oral herpes will i get it orally?

Very Likely: They are different, but very similar diseases. Your chances are very high, especially if the lesion has opened and appear moist. ...Read more

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Can you get oral herpes from kissing someone with oral herpes?

Can you get oral herpes from kissing someone with oral herpes?

Yes: There are 2 main Herpes simplex viruses, HSV-1 and HSV-2. HSV-1 causes the common cold sores, whereas HSV-2 is genital herpes. If one performs oral sex, they can certainly get Genital herpes (HSV-2) on the oral area. Either way, the HSV viruses can be contagious. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can you get genital herpes simplex 2 from someone with oral herpes simplex 1?

Can you get genital herpes simplex 2 from someone with oral herpes simplex 1?

No: But you can get herpes simplex 1 in the genital area. Most adults are already positive for hsv1. If you already have it, you will get nothing. A blood test can tell you if you need to worry. ...Read more

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Is oral herpes is an s.T.I or not? If not what are other causes?

Is oral herpes is an s.T.I or not? If not what are other causes?

Herpes virus: Oral herpes (hsv1) is most often from physical contact with an infected individual. Genital herpes (hsv2) is most often always contracted from sexual contact, and few cases have been shown of hsv1 coming from oral-genital contact, but the two are all but indistinguishable from each other. Maby the answer to your question is can you get herpes by not having sex, answer is yes. Just contact. ...Read more

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Can someone explain to me how come everyone is so afraid of oral herpes (hsv1)?

Hsv1: Probably the overall fear is due to the name herpes, and its association with a sexually transmitted disease. Also once a person contracts either hsv1 or hsv2, there is no getting rid of it. It is known as 'the gift that keeps on giving'. After an outbreak, sometimes a very painfull experience, the sores go away, but the virus lives dormant in the spinal nerve ganglia, and can reapear any time. ...Read more

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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

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What should I do if i think i gave someone oral herpes?

Inform: Infrom the other party, so they can get tested and seak the proper treatment. ...Read more

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I recently shared a spoon with someone, can I get oral herpes? No sign of breakout. Spoon went back in soup before i used.

Unlikely : But not impossible. Even if the individual you shared a spoon with did not have an active outbreak, the virus could still be shedding and contactable. Most primary hsv-1 infections are asymptomatic and only 20 to 25 percent of patients ever recall an outbreak. So you may have contracted it! ...Read more

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How do you know if someone has oral herpes, if he has no sore?

How do you know if someone has oral herpes, if he has no sore?

No way: Unfortunately there is no other way without asking them. But over 80% of the human population has oral herpes- most get it from their parents or friends from sharing things such as spoons, cans of soda, etc. ...Read more

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Can i catch herpes if i smoked a joint with someone who has oral herpes?

Can i catch herpes if i smoked a joint with someone who has oral herpes?

Herpes simplex: This is possible but unlikely. This virus is best transmitted by direct contact and not usually by inanimate objects, but if the joint was freshly contaminated and touched areas of your lips through which it could gain entry this is conceivable. HSV1 and HSV2 obtained directly from ulcerative or vesicular genital lesions were able to survive for several hours on fomites and hard surfaces. ...Read more

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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

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What happens if someone "worms" your eye & has oral herpes what happens to your eye?

What happens if someone "worms" your eye & has oral herpes what happens to your eye?

Worms???: I don't know what it means to "worm" an eye. If there is direct contact of someone's mouth with your eye, and if that person has an oral herpes outbreak at the time, AND if you have not previosly had oral herpes yourself, then the virus might be transmitted. Within a few days, you would have severe pain in the eye. If that happens, see a doctor immediately. Otherwise, I see no cause for worry. ...Read more

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Hsv (Definition)

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