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Do Lip Sores Spread To The Genitals
Whatre the chances are of me giving my boyfriend genital herpes HSV 1 from saliva, and my lips not touching his genitals. My cold sore was almost gone?
Hard to say: It's impossible to say what the statistical chances are of transmitting herpes with a single encounter. If you've recently had a cold sore, of course the chances are higher. But the virus can be shed even when no sore is present. It's a discussion and risk/benefit analysis that you and bf have to have with one another and make decision that feels comfortable for you. ...Read more
Plz help me, my sister is pregnant,her hsv1 IgG negative,igm positive.is there any chance to get a healthybaby.Doctor diag hsv1 in lips not in genital?
Yes: The baby will unlikely be affected by the Herpes Type I infection your sister has now. Many people are exposed and have herpetic lesions on the mouth and lips. The greatest risk of newborn HSV infection is transmitting the virus through the birth canal when the mother has genital HSV. The risk is lower prior to delivery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I masturbated with saliva - I have two cold sores on my lips. How long would it take for the possible oral herpes to reach genitals?
Here are some ...: If the 2 cold sores in lips is HSV-related, self inoculation may occur after described scenario, but extremely rare. If skin micro-injury from masturbation will allow HSV gaining access to the body to possibly establish its beachhead to replicate, but not always successful due to our natural humoral defense immunity. If no Sx, I would not worry about it; if HSV-related Sx appears, check & test it. ...Read more
Can herpes appear other places than lips mouth eyes and genitals? I get cold sores on my lips often but now I have had breakout on hands arms back
Yes: Herpes can appear throughout the body. Common infection of the skin or mucosa may affect the face and mouth (orofacial herpes), genitalia (genital herpes), hands (herpetic whitlow), eye (herpes keratitis) and even brain (herpes encephalitis). Please consult your physician to make sure that you do not have a spread of herpatic infection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
HSV1 and HSV2: There are two types of herpes simplex virus (HSV), cleverly called types 1 and 2. HSV1 causes almost all oral herpes (cold sores), but also causes many genital herpes infections. HSV2 causes most genital herpes. Genital herpes with HSV1 causes similar symptoms as HSV2, but less frequent outbreaks and uncommon sexual transmission to partners. ...Read more
I have hsv1, no genital sores. When oral sex is performed on me my husbandand my oral lips burn? Is this the hsv1 or could it be something else?
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