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Could herpes simplex one become genital herpes?

Could herpes simplex one become genital herpes?

Two Herpes: I think you may be confusing the terms and the infections. Herpes type one, infecting 75% of americans, is usually found near or on the mouth. But, it can infect any skin that it comes in contact with, including the genitals if one is not previously infected. Herpes type two, predominantly found on or near the genitals, and infecting 25% of americans can infect any skin it comes in contact with. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Cold Sore (Definition)

Also referred to as fever blisters, cold sores are small, painful fluid-filled blisters that are usually found around the lips. Cold sores are generally caused by the herpes simplex virus 1 which is related to herpes simplex virus 2 that causes genital herpes. Cold sores are very contagious and can be spread by mouth to mouth contact. They can spread to the genitalia and cause genital ...Read more


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Could herpes simplex 1 cause outbreaks in your genital area?

Herpes: Outbreaks from herpes happen at the site that one was infected. They do not travel or migrate elsewhere on the body. The reason we no longer define herpes by the words 'oral' and 'genital' is that you can get these viruses on any part of your body exposed to them. ...Read more

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Could herpes simplex 1 be spread to the genitals?

Herpes: Herpes can infect any part of the body it comes in contact with. So, the simple answer is yes. But, one cannot get the infection a second time. One can only be infected once by the herpes type one or the herpes type two virus. If you are one to he people in america not already infected with herpes simplex or type one then you are at risk of getting infected. ...Read more

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Herpes simplex 1 affecting the genitals, what to do?

Herpes simplex 1 affecting the genitals, what to do?

Herpes Type 1: about a third of genital herpesos type 1. Besides using a condom to prevent spread, there are a number of antriviral medications that decrease spread and can shorten an outbreak. See your physician for a prescription ...Read more

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What to do if I have herpes simplex 1 affecting the genitals?

What to do if I have herpes simplex 1 affecting the genitals?

Herpes: about a third of genital herpesos type 1. Besides using a condom to prevent spread, there are a number of antriviral medications that decrease spread and can shorten an outbreak. See your physician for a prescription ...Read more

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Would herpes simplex 1 ever clear up and will you ever have outbreaks in your genitals?

Would herpes simplex 1 ever clear up and will you ever have outbreaks in your genitals?

Yes and no: Herpes type i causes cold sores. Once you have herpes, it lives in your nerves and cannot be removed. It will cause outbreaks in the same area. It will not move to other areas of the body. If you have frequent outbreaks, it can be suppressed with a daily medication. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be with somone who had herpes simplex 1 in their genitals and not get it?

Yes: It is not a certainty that a partner will spread this virus with a single contact. Over time, with the same affected partner, the chances of transmission will increase. ...Read more

Reproductive Organs (Definition)

The major organs of the reproductive system includes, the external genitalia (penis and vulva) as well as a number of internal organs including the gamete producing gonads (testicles and ovaries). Diseases of the human reproductive system are very common and widespread, particularly ...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