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Herpes On The Lips
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
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
I hear that most people eventually get herpes on their lips & if that's true, is there a "better" time to catch if for a child?
No: No, there's no better time.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
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?
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
I met a friend and kissed her on a cheek then i noticed she had a herpes on a lip. I dont think i had contacted her lip will i get herpes now?
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 ?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer