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Mouth (Definition)

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


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Wet lips touch neck herpes risk since one that did it has herpes. Saliva wet lips. She might be getting a sore is there a risk?

Wet lips touch neck herpes risk since one that did it has herpes. Saliva wet lips. She might be getting a sore is there a risk?

Herpes: 75% of americans have herpes. 90% of them do not get any outbreak. If you have not had a herpes blood test it is much more likely that you already have been exposed then that this would be a new exposure. And, the bad news continues. Having a sore or not in no way is predictive of contagiousness. Viral shedding happens when there is no sore just as often as it does not happen when one has a sore. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get ocular herpes if saliva got into your eye?

Is it possible to get ocular herpes if saliva got into your eye?

Yes: A herpetic lesion had an infectious stage when lesions are present. Most commonly, a herpetic lesion in the eye is transferred by touching the eye. But it is possible to transfer it via saliva. As a health care provider, we wear eye protection because an eye splash is just as dangerous as a needle stick. ...Read more

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Can group b strep trigger a herpes outbreak? Can i pass herpes through saliva with no outbreak? Have had no outbreaks for over a year or more and suddenly my husband and i got one the other night. I have no sores in or on my mouth... But did get a call to

Can group b strep trigger a herpes outbreak? Can i pass herpes through saliva with no outbreak? Have had no outbreaks for over a year or more and suddenly my husband and i got one the other night. I have no sores in or on my mouth... But did get a call to

Yes: Yes you can get or give herpes through saliva and yes it can stay dormant for years without any symptoms and individuals called carriers, a weakening immune system may cause the viruse to be active like depression or any physical illness can trigger the outbreak. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has genital herpes. Can i get genital herpes from his saliva if he performs oral sex on me?

My boyfriend has genital herpes. Can i get genital herpes from his saliva if he performs oral sex on me?

See below: You could not be infected from the virus in his genital area by his oral contact with you. But if he also ever has or had genital hsv2 or oral hsv1 cold sores you could catch either of these viruses in your genitals by oral -genital contact with him. Oral hsv 1 causes 10% of genital herpes and genital hsv2 causes 10% of oral herpes. Both can be spread when no visible lesions are present. ...Read more

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I am not sexually active, but I am afraid that I have contracted oral herpes from sharing saliva. Is this REAL herpes or just cold sores?

I am not sexually active, but I am afraid that I have contracted oral herpes from sharing saliva. Is this REAL herpes or just cold sores?

Herpes: The answer is cold sores are real herpes. They used to be specifically herpes virus type 1 but now that there is a lot of oral sexual activity, the type 1 and type 2 dont necessarily follow the above the waist below the waist rule. ...Read more

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A person has genital herpes (hsv2). His saliva enters another person's mouth through food. Will that person get genital herpes now?

A person has genital herpes (hsv2). His saliva enters another person's mouth through food. Will that person get genital herpes now?

Not Likely: Herpes requires disruption of the protective surface to cause infection. If there was a cut in the oral mucous membranes, a herpes infection can start there, but this is unlikely, although possible. The herpes virus will not travel intact through the stomach which is very acid and can not reach the genitals just by sharing food. ...Read more

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How long does herpes survive in saliva once it leaves the mouth? I have a sore on my tongue and got saliva on my hands.

How long does herpes survive in saliva once it leaves the mouth? I have a sore on my tongue and got saliva on my hands.

Herpes survival: Not long. Herpes is a finicky virus and needs warm moist conditions. It won't survive longer than a few minutes on dry cool surfaces such as your hands. It will survive longer on most warm surfaces such as your genitals, inside the nose and possibly wet warm towels in a steamy bathroom or the edge of a warm tea cup. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes from drops of saliva "flying" around when you're talking with someone who has an active lesion?

Can you get herpes from drops of saliva "flying" around when you're talking with someone who has an active lesion?

Herpes simplex: Although i never say never this is highly unlikely. This virus is almost wholly transmitted by direct contact. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can you get herpes by using your own saliva?

Can you get herpes by using your own saliva?

Herpes: Using your own saliva for what exactly? If you have herpes already, you have herpes already. I am confused. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes from smoking even though it was no saliva?

Can you get herpes from smoking  even though it was no saliva?

No risk, no worries: HSV is only transmitted by direct contact with infected tissues. It is rarely if evertransmitted by intermediary objects like eating utensils, drinking glasses, cigarets, towels, etc, You won't get oral herpes unless you kiss or otherwise have contact of your lips with an infected person's infected site. Don't worry about it. ...Read more

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Masturbating with saliva about 16 hours after i shared a drink with someone who has herpes, anything bad can happen?

Masturbating with saliva about 16 hours after i shared a drink with someone who has herpes, anything bad can happen?

Contagious: Herpes is usually transmitted by contact with the cold sore or genital area in herpes 2. If a person shedding the virus and with eruptions touches your glass it's possible for the virus to be transmitted to you that way. Genital herpes virus can also cause herpes infection in the oral area. ...Read more

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How much saliva is required to pass hsv-1 oral herpes to another person?

How much saliva is required to pass hsv-1 oral herpes to another person?

Tiny amount: Oral herpes is passed along from person to person via infected saliva. The amount of saliva required is small. The herpes virus is microscopic and can be passed along through simple means such as kissing, sharing silverware or lipstick, or drinking after someone else. It can also be spread through oral sex. As you can see, it's fairly easy to transmit; almost as easy as getting a common cold. ...Read more

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How common is it to contract cold sore herpes when no sore is visible? Like from saliva?

Very uncommon: People with oral herpes have periods when the virus is present without an outbreak, but usually there isn't enough virus to be easily transmitted by casual contact. The risk is very low (but not zero) from saliva on a shared drinking glass or a brief (social) kiss. Most new oral herpes in adults probably is from more intense contact, eg vigorous (sexual) kissing with someone with active cold sore. ...Read more

Saliva (Definition)

The clear, viscous fluid secreted by the salivary and mucous glands in the mouth. Saliva contains water, mucin, organic salts, and the digestive enzyme ptyalin. It serves to moisten the oral cavity, to initiate the digestion of starches, and to aid in the chewing and swallowing of food. Approximately 1 to 1.5 l ...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