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Do Lip Sores Spread To The Genitals
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Canker : Canker sores can be light colored in the middle encircled by a red ring. They usually hurt. If you have been sick, it is not uncommon to get canker sores because your immune system is a little weaker than normal. A cold sore is also called a fever blister. This is from a form of herpes simplex virus. These sores may pop up if you are physically or emotionally stressed (i.e., you have a fever). They are usually tender. If you have had streph throat recently, the stress to your body could cause cold sores or canker sores to form. These sores can be on your lips, gums, inner cheeks, tongue or on the roof of the mouth. Hope your sores resolve quickly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to transmit herpes simplex virus 1 on to your genital area, specifically on the labia majora, by accidentally touching yourself ?
Possible: Cold sore is cause by hsv i while genital herpes is usually caused by hsv ii. Could a cold sore cause genital herpes? It would be possible if the sore is actively shedding virus during oral sex. With cold sore, avoid contact until the lesion is healed over. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Via direct contact: The herpes simplex virus-1 is most often the cause of cold sores. It can be spread to the mouth or lips through activities like kissing. It can spread to the genitals by mouth to genital contact or genital to genital contact. Herpes simplex virus -2 can be spread through vaginal, anal ; oral sex. ...Read more
For about 7 days: Oral herpes, hsv-1, can be found on the lips, gums, roof of the mouth, or around the nose. It begins with a tingling, called a prodrome, and tiny blister like vesicles will appear on area. During the vesicular phase it is transmittable, so caution should be used when contacting other people. A few days after, the vesicles will burst and an open sore will scab, then heal in 10 days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can my lip cold sore spread to the genital and eye areas? What should I do to prevent the cold sore from spreading to other areas? I want it contained
Low risk, no worry: During the very first infection, HSV can infect other sites, especially eyes or fingertip. But this almost never happens with recurrent outbreaks. If you've had cold sores a few times, there is no risk. To be extra safe, it's a good idea to wash or use alcohol gel (e.g. Purel) frequently and try to avoid rubbing your eyes. But little risk if you forget. No risk at all for genital infection. ...Read more
No: The kind of herpes virus that gives you a "cold sore" is almost always type I (versus type II which is the typical cause of genital herpes), and lives within your body controlled by your immune system, until there is some "stress" (like a cold) and it can come on on your lip. This may be recurrent (due to colds, sun exposure, other stressors). It typically does NOT spread, even to lungs. ...Read more
Yes: You can also spread type 2 (genital herpes) to the mouth - even without active sores. In either case, the gential lesions are more painful than the oral lesions which tend to be more annoying. Both are treatable but not curable. Your dentist or md can give meds to prevent, control or lesson the discomfort depending on where the lesions are. Avoiding stress seems to lessen the frequency of outbreak. ...Read more
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
Can the viruses that cause genital herpes, genital warts, and molluscum contagiosum also cause bumps on the face or lips?
Yes: The virus you mentioned can affect the skin anywhere in the body. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
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