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How do I deal with mouth herpes simplex? I want to kiss my baby.

How do I deal with mouth herpes simplex? I want to kiss my baby.

Risk/benefit: Many cultural practices are just that, a practice that represents something. Kissing your baby could put them in the hospital, so your thinking brain needs to decide that your emotional brain needs to wait. If you are lucky you can have most of your life to kiss on the kid, when the HS is not active. ...Read more

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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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Can my baby get herpes simplex from her head being in close proximity to a cold sore? Also, how long can the virus live on skin?

Can my baby get herpes simplex from her head being in close proximity to a cold sore? Also, how long can the virus live on skin?

Yes possible: Herpes (simplex) is contagious disease, possible to get infected by constant contact. Once infected will stay in the body for ever. ...Read more

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Can my baby get herpes simplex from her head being in close proximity to a cold sore? Also, how long can the virus live on skin?

Can my baby get herpes simplex from her head being in close proximity to a cold sore? Also, how long can the virus live on skin?

Be very careful!: Herpes can be very dangerous in newborns up to age 1 month. HSV is transmitted by direct contact with infected sores or tissues. No kissing her until healed, and frequently wash hands or use alcohol gel (like PurelĀ®), especially after touching your face. "Head in close proximity" probably isn't a risk. You might take anti-HSV Rx (e.g. valacyclovir). Discuss all this with the baby's pediatrcian ...Read more

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Could herpes simplex a occur inside the mouth?

Are you referring to: Herpes simplex 1 (a?). Yes, lesions could occur in the mouth. ...Read more

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Can the herpes simplex virus be transmitted via kissing?

Can the herpes simplex virus be transmitted via kissing?

Yes: Herpes simplex 1 or less commonly 2 can be spread by kissing with or without visible lesions on the lips. ...Read more

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Could you pick up clinically tested for herpes simplex 1 (the mouth herpes)?

Could you pick up clinically tested for herpes simplex 1 (the mouth herpes)?

Testing: A herpes viral culture can determine if a rash is due to the herpes virus. A doctor can perform this if there is an active lesion. If there is no active lesion, a blood test can be performed to determine if there are antibodies against any recent or past herpes infection. ...Read more

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I have herpes simplex 1. Will I be able to kiss someone without infecting them?

Depends: If you have no active lesions, you should be fine. If you have active lesions, or think you are getting one, then you should abstain, or you run the risk of infecting them. ...Read more

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What are the chances I have herpes simplex 2 from french kissing?

What are the chances I have herpes simplex 2 from french kissing?

It is possible: The only way to avoid it is to know the status of your partner prior to kissing and always practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Could you give an easy, home remedy for the mouth/coldsore- herpes simplex please?

Treating Herpes: Treating herpes has become routine and simple in american medicine. There are three common oral herpes medications that are generally very effective. I often use the generics as a first line approach. Your family physician can get this prescribed for you for acute outbreaks or for suppression of outbreaks if these happen frequently. ...Read more

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I might have genital herpes simplex. Could I give it to my kid's by kissing or touching them?

I might have genital herpes simplex. Could I give it to my kid's by kissing or touching them?

No: However you might have oral herpes simplex 1 that is not reactivating but may still be a source of infection to your kids from kissing. ...Read more

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Is it ok to kiss someone else that has herpes simplex?

Is it ok to kiss someone else that has herpes simplex?

Herpes simplex: If you have not been previously exposed to the herpes simplex virus ; the person is not taking antiviral medications - the infection may be transmitted to you. ...Read more

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How is the herpes simplex virus spread? Can you get infected by touching your mouth after you touch something that someone with herpes has touched?

Herpes: Herpes is contracted skin to skin or saliva to skin from an infected person. Most in the western world have herpes simplex. It is like 75% of adults. Most get herpes from family members as children. The only way to diagnose herpes is through blood testing. ...Read more

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Can I get herpes simplex 2 on my vagina from having oral sex that has herpes simplex 1 on their mouth?

No, but,: Herpes simplex 1 & herpes simplex 2 are distinct viruses. You cannot get hsv2 from someone who only has hsv1, but you can get hsv1 in the genital area or hsv2 around the mouth. It is possible to have hsv 1 & 2 both in either the oral area or the gential area. ...Read more

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If a person has oral herpes simplex virus 1 and their partner has it to, can they both be sexual active, like kissing when the cold sore heals?

If a person has oral herpes simplex virus 1 and their partner has it to, can they both be sexual active, like kissing when the cold sore heals?

Sure...: I suppose you cann't catch a disease that you already have. Given that, if you both have hsv-1, you don't have to worry about transmitting it to your partner...It's already there. ...Read more

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Herpes Simplex (Definition)

Herpes Simplex virus 1 & 2 can be a cause of sexually transmitted diseases or sometimes oral/oral contact. Herpes Simplex 1: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/cold-sore/basics/definition/con-20021310 & Herpes Simplex ...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