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Can someone get genital fever blisters if someone had oral sex with an active fever blister? The fever blister wasn't actively bilstered the lip was healing but wasn't active but did bleed.

Can someone get genital fever blisters if someone had oral sex with an active fever blister? The fever blister wasn't actively bilstered the lip was healing but wasn't active but did bleed.

Cold : Cold sores or fever blisters are caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 (hsv-1) and are extremely common. Most people become infected as an infant or small child when kissed or by sharing eating utensils with an adult who has the virus. The virus is most contagious when someone has a cold sore, but can still be passed along by someone who does not. Many people do not even know that they are infected because the virus can "hide out" in the nerve cells for very long periods of time - for some people it hides out forever and they never get a cold sore. For others, the virus can "wake up" and that's when a cold sore happens. No one knows exactly what causes a cold sore to appear - sometimes stress, illness, fevers, colds, sunlight, cold weather, menstruation, certain foods, allergies, you name it! they usually last 7-10 days and are more of an annoyance than a danger unless you have a weakened immune system or contract a bacterial infection on top of the cold sore. Even though most genital herpes is caused by hsv-2, we do see genital herpes caused by hsv-1 - most likely from oral sex. This is less common, though. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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How long can a oral medication for fever blisters leave and help inside your body?

How long can a oral medication for fever blisters leave and help inside your body?

Not sure: Fever blisters or hsv i viral outbreaks can be shortened by immediate use of zovirax, (acyclovir) but if not taken before 48 or so hours into it, it will be of little benefit. I do not know the specific body clearance for the drug, but as it is dosed every 4 hours, i imagine it is cleared rapidly. Medication most helpful if you feel an outbreak coming on, waiting only reduces effectiveness. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can herpes that causes innocent oral fever blisters & cold sores be sexually transited to someone else as genital herpes?

Can herpes that causes innocent oral fever blisters & cold sores be sexually transited to someone else as genital herpes?

Herpes - HSV1 & HSV2: Yes - unfortunately there can be cross over between the 2 different types of herpes. These viruses are always adapting and looking for 'new opportunities' and although traditionally, HSV-1 kept to the mouth/nose and HSV-2 kept to the genital tract, there can be 'back and forth' transmission of these viruses in susceptible patients. This is a reminder to keep ALL safe sex practices in mind! ...Read more

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What can cause fever blisters without having a fever?

Cold Sores?: Triggers for cold sores can include illness, stress, fatigue, becoming physically cold, dry air, UV rays (sun), mouth trauma or one's period. ...Read more

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How would you recommend i cure my fever blisters, fast?

How would you recommend i cure my fever blisters, fast?

Lemon balm: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what's the best way to treat fever blisters?

Could you tell me what's the best way to treat fever blisters?

Valtrex (valacyclovir): Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your physician can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). ...Read more

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What's the best cure for fever blisters?

What's the best cure for fever blisters?

Your doctor can: prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). Melissa Officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in European studies to help expedite cold sore healing. It can reduce healing time by 1/2. Studies also show regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation w lysine 1,000mg orally 3x a day at the onset, can hasten healing. Your dermatologist can provide laser treatments. ...Read more

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Dr. Philip Miller
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