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Doctor insights on: Herpes On The Lips

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In what way can herpes on the lips be spread?

In what way can herpes on the lips be spread?

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

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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Confused about possible herpes on my lips--down there?

Confused about possible herpes on my lips--down there?

Confused?: Be seen if you have not been diagnosed. If you have, then you should know that the labia are a common place to have herpes lesions. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for a herpes above the lip to disappear?

7-10 days: Herpes simplex is a leftover from chicken pox. Usual course of viral discomfort is 7 to 10 days without treatment. ...Read more

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I have a herpes on my lips with a white spot inside my lips. What shall i do? And what is it?

I have a herpes on my lips with a white spot inside my lips. What shall i do? And what is it?

Hard to know: Without seeing this it would just be guessing. Either ride it out or get a doctor to take a look at this. Probably nothing serious. ...Read more

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My boyfriend got herpes on his lip. Can i still kiss him after 7 days?

My boyfriend got herpes on his lip. Can i still kiss him after 7 days?

Misinformed?: Herpes is caught skin to skin through viral shedding. There is zero correlation to infectivity with having or not having a sore. He is just as contagious when he has a sore or not. There currently is no way to know when an infected person is shedding virus or not shedding virus. 75% of americans have oral herpes. You need a blood test to know if you have this infection or not. ...Read more

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Can i still get herpes on my lip if i`m not sick and immunity is not low?

Can i still get herpes on my lip if i`m not sick and immunity is not low?

Recurrent herpes: Attacks occur on a few people for reasons not exactly understood. Sometimes frequent. Most common trigger is ultraviolet (sun). Also triggered by fever and by any injury in the area. Often no apparent trigger. If you get a prescription, look up the exact dosing as the drs often get it wrong. The pills are very effective. The creams are not. Sun protection cuts the risk.. ...Read more

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If someone who has herpes on the lips spits on your lips can you get it ?

If someone who has herpes on the lips  spits on your lips can you get it ?

Yes: Virus shed from the active lesions could be in the "spit".
Wish you 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, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine, ...Read more

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I kissed my boyfriend and the next day he got herpes on his lip. I have never had it what can I do to protect myself?

Good question: You can still possibly get herpes even though he had no lesions at that time. Get an appt with your family physician for an exam and possibly a medication to help protect you in case he transmitted the infection to you. ...Read more

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If someone with herpes touches his lip, then touches an object, than i touch this object and then touch my lip, will i get infected?

Herpes simplex: Conceivable but highly unlikely. This virus is seldom if ever transmitted by inanimate objects and almost invariably by direct contact. ...Read more

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If somebody touched her herpes sore on lips and then was using my laptop, and then I was using it, could I get it too?

If somebody touched her herpes sore on lips and then was using my laptop, and then I was using it, could I get it too?

Possibly, but : doubtful: usually related to oral contact; however, passive contamination is possible. ...Read more

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My husband have a small herpes on a lip, I have 3 m old son, he didn't kiss him, but was in contact, how big is a chance that baby get a herpes ?

Small but there: Herpes can be spread by contact, so try to have your husband cover the sore till it heals or not kiss the baby till it heals. If you baby develops any unusual bumps, fever, extreme irritability or extreme sleepiness you need to go to an er or your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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How can I differentiate between a pimple and herpes on my lip?

How can I differentiate between a pimple and herpes on my lip?

Appearance: Herpes/cold sores are clear fluid filled blisters, usually in a small cluster, that are preceded by tingling or burning a day or two prior to the outbreak. A pimple is solitary, and is usually filled with yellow fluid, not clear. ...Read more

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Is it possible to spread herpes from you lip on ur face to your butt cheek?

Is it possible to spread herpes from you lip on ur face to your butt cheek?

Herpes may spread: Herpes is a viral infection, and there are two types, type i on the face, and type ii, on the genital area. Facial herpes tends to stay on the mouth and face, and genital herpes, tends to stay on the penis, vulva, and buttocks, but it is possible to have type i, transmitted to the genital through oral sex, or type ii transmitted to the mouth through oral sex. It may also occur on the scalp & , hand. ...Read more

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My husband has herpes on a lip that is almost gone but he still kisses my son ona cheek or neck is it safe?

My husband has herpes on a lip that is almost gone but he still kisses my son ona cheek or neck is it safe?

Cold sore: Cold sore is infective during first 2-3 days. Risk of spreading it is low when the lesions dry out and become crusty. I however recommend avoiding kissing or close contact until it completely resolves. ...Read more