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Dr. Martin Raff Dr. Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
52 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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How many days does the fever lasts in genital herpes?

How many days does the fever lasts in genital herpes?

Herpes simplex: This is very variable, but the longest limits are up to three weeks. This would be very unusual and would start looking for another cause for fever if it lasted more than a week.

Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc Dr. Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
19 years in practice
State Medical University N Testemitanu of Republic of Moldova
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Is there anything to stop the spread of genital herpes after finding out that the partner had fever blisters?

Is there anything to stop the spread of genital herpes after finding out that the partner had fever blisters?

Confused: Fever blisters are usually referred to herpes labialis (cold sores, caused by hsv, type 1 virus), which is not genital herpes (caused by hsv, type 2 virus). Occasionally HSV 1 virus may be transferred during oral sex to the genitals of the partner of the infected individual, but this is not very common. The best way to prevent spread is to avoid direct contact with the infected body part.

Dr. Mary David Dr. David
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2017 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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Preformed oral sex on bf 1 week ago. We got a cold 2 days later. I got a fever sore yesterday (1 week later). Did he get genital herpes bc of me?

Preformed oral sex on bf 1 week ago. We got a cold 2 days later. I got a fever sore yesterday (1 week later). Did he get genital herpes bc of me?

Unlikely: If you didn't have a cold sore when you performed oral sex on your boyfriend it is unlikely but not impossible that you gave him genital herpes. Studies show that some virus can be shed when you have no lesion but it is much less and not as common. Hope this helps.

Dr. Kathy Robinson Dr. Robinson
Family Medicine
28 years in practice
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
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Could I possibly have genital herpes? I’ve had a warm pubic area for about three days now, an achy vagina and feeling as if I have a fever on and off.

Could I possibly have genital herpes? I’ve had a warm pubic area for about three days now, an achy vagina and feeling as if I have a fever on and off.

Herpes is painful: Genital herpes causes a lot of pain and blistering in the genital area. Your symptoms do not sound like herpes but could be the result of some other type of infection. See your doctor of symptoms persist.

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Dr. Celia Dominguez Dr. Dominguez
Fertility Medicine
30 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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If I give oral to someone with genital herpes, will I get genital herpes or oral herpes (like fever blisters, etc)?

If I give oral to someone with genital herpes, will I get genital herpes or oral herpes (like fever blisters, etc)?

Be careful: Both type one and type two can actually be genital or oral. Best to stay away from lesions

Dr. Stephen Scholand Dr. Scholand
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
19 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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Can herpes that causes innocent oral fever blisters & cold sores be sexually transited to someone else as genital herpes?

Can herpes that causes innocent oral fever blisters & cold sores be sexually transited to someone else as genital herpes?

Herpes - HSV1 & HSV2: Yes - unfortunately there can be cross over between the 2 different types of herpes. These viruses are always adapting and looking for 'new opportunities' and although traditionally, HSV-1 kept to the mouth/nose and HSV-2 kept to the genital tract, there can be 'back and forth' transmission of these viruses in susceptible patients. This is a reminder to keep ALL safe sex practices in mind!

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Please explain if it is true that having oral sex with someone when you have a cold sore (fever blister) will give that person genital herpes?

There is potential: For herpes simplex virus 1 to be transmitted to genitalia. Oral sex has potential to transmit a number of sti's. Herpes simplex, hiv, hpv, gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis ; hepatitis can be spread via oral sex.

Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY Dr. IRIZARRY
Family Medicine
24 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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I have a small bump its smooth under the head of my penis could this be genital herpes and I did get a cold I don't know if it was the flu help!

Asked and Answered: If you are truly positive your HIV doctor has already tested you for everything. I do not understand what psychological benefit you are getting out of repeatedly asking us the same questions here on health tap. Having watched you do this month in and month out makes me wonder about your emotional stability. I would advise you sign off of health tap and go see a real physician. It is past time.

Dr. Claudette Anderson Dr. Anderson
Gynecology
years in practice
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Would burning frm genital herpes last 3 months long? And would the "sores" disappear in 2 days without blistering, oozing or crusting? Or be singular?

Would burning frm genital herpes last 3 months long? And would the "sores" disappear in 2 days without blistering, oozing or crusting? Or be singular?

Herpes can be quite: Deceptive, you may have outbreak and the lesion is almost imperceptible. You may feel burning in the area and no lesion visible.

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield Dr. Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
49 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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How long can recurrent genital herpes sores last max? Not sure of status but have isolated red bumps on thighs with hairs attached for week or two.

How long can recurrent genital herpes sores last max? Not sure of status but have isolated red bumps on thighs with hairs attached for week or two.

Not herpes: Recurrent herpes usually lasts 7-10 days and probably always heals within 2 weeks. Butr regardlesss of how long they last, genital herpes is not a likely cause of "isolated red bumps on thighs", and for sure isn't the cause of such problems associated with hairs. No worries about herpes.

Dr. Larry Lutwick Dr. Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
45 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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Dr. Stanley Lightfoot Dr. Lightfoot
Pathology
54 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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What short and long term symptoms are associated with genital herpes?

See below: The major acute problem is pain with uslcers like you have on the face as well. Long term most people feel there are not other effects some have reprted that if you also have a high risk hpv that the herpes may make the cervical dysplasia more agrressive.

Dr. Casey Younkin Dr. Younkin
Obstetrics & Gynecology
34 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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How long can genital herpes be dormant for?

Years.: Usually, outbreaks occur monthly or every few monts, becoming less frequent with time.

Dr. Robert Jackson Dr. Jackson
Dermatology
39 years in practice
Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
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Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
Urology
47 years in practice
Kaohsiung Medical University
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How long it takes the primary infection for genital herpes to heal?

Some 2 weeks...: Its natural course may take 2-3 weeks to heal, but valacyclovir may shorten its course. Topically, keep the affected area as clean and dry as possible. See doctor timely.

Dr. Wayne Ingram Dr. Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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How long could genital herpes live in a drop of KY jelly outside of the body?

How long could genital herpes live in a drop of KY jelly outside of the body?

Not long: Herpes is a virus and resides from one warm moist place to another warm moist host. It would last as long as you would at the North pole without clothing.

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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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Genital Herpes (Definition)

A skin and mucous membrane infection of the soft tissues of the genitals, either male or female. It is caused by a virus called herpes simplex and transmitted person to person by direct contact. It produces small blister-like lesions which break down and form shallow ulcers which are ...Read more