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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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I have a painless sore on my genitals. What could cause this?

I have a painless sore on my genitals.  What could cause this?

Possible STD: Painless sore on or near the genital region always makes us concerned for a sexually transmitted disease. See your doctor immediately to have this checked and treated. ...Read more

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I have a sore spot since a couple of days left of my genitals which is hurting when touched and getting bigger. How to treat it, what could cause it?

I have a sore spot since a couple of days left of my genitals which is hurting when touched and getting bigger. How to treat it, what could cause it?

Possible infection: It sounds like an abscess. You may need antibiotics and possibly drainage of the area. See your doctor as soon as possible before it gets much worse. ...Read more

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If you have the flu and a cold sore and accidentally cough on your underwear, will this cause you to have herpes on genitals?

If you have the flu and a cold sore and accidentally cough on your underwear, will this cause you to have herpes on genitals?

Unlikely BUT: I cant imagine how this situation could occur but I guess yes it is possible IF you cough on your underwear with an active cold sore, that the virus could be passed. Not IMPOSSIBLE.... ...Read more

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If I have a cold sore, can I infect my own genitals with the hsv1 virus? And if so, does it cause flu-like symptoms?

If I have a cold sore, can I infect my own genitals with the hsv1 virus? And if so, does it cause flu-like symptoms?

2 types of viruses.: Hsv has 2 types -type i& ii. Type i associated commonly with cold sore -herpes labilialis(lips) around mouth and type ii commonly asso. With genital herp though vice verse virus can cause the lesions .Contamination , by touching the cold sore can cause genital herp., reported in immunocompromised peo. Like transplant recipients, those on steroids, hiv. Orogenital sex can precipitate c.Sore to cause. ...Read more

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Can inflammation in the skin of genital cause sore look like "aphthous" ?Or inflammation injury?

Can inflammation in the skin of genital cause sore look like "aphthous" ?Or inflammation injury?

Yes: Sores that look like "apthous" in the genital area may be caused by viruses or bacteria, whhich can be sexually transmitted. I advise you to see your physician to be examined. ...Read more

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Dose the sore a cause genital herpes and behçet's disease look like the same? Can the doctor diagnose them by eye ?

Dose the sore a cause genital herpes and behçet's disease look like the same? Can the doctor diagnose them by eye ?

Yes: The lesions of both conditions can look similar. Herpes is by far the most likely of the two. A dermatologist can help determine if behcet's is possible. So the answer to your last question is both yes and no. Behcet's is uncommon and can be a little more difficult to diagnose if your doctor has never seen it before. ...Read more

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