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If You Have A Cold Sore Do You Automatically Have Herpes
It could: Hsv-1 can cause genial infection as well.
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
Herpes: First. There are two herpes viruses. A person cannot give themselves an infection. Infection comes from someone or somewhere else. If you have herpes simplex, or oral herpes, it does not move. You cannot get the same herpes virus a second time. 75% of americans have the oral herpes virus. 25% have the std herpes or hsv type two.See 1 more doctor answer
HSV: There are two types of herpes simplex viruses (hsv) that cause oral and genital herpes. Typically, hsv-1 causes oral disease and hsv-2 genital disease. However, both viruses can cause either infection. Self innoculation (or transmitting oral disesae to the genitalia) is virtually impossible since the virus is inactivated at room temperature and by drying from air.
HSV: Cold sores are painful liquid filled blisters that can occur on the lips, roof of the mouth or the gums which are caused by the herpes simplex virus (hsv-1). An estimated 80% of americans have been exposed to herpes simplex virus type 1. However, not all will get cold sores. It depends on your immune system. So if you have an actual cold sore that is caused by herpes simplex virus.See 1 more doctor answer
See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it.
Yes: Cold sore is just one of the terms people apply to the manifestations of herpesvirus around the mouth. You can take preventive medication if they happen uncomforably often and there are topical meds to use when one breaks out. Make sure to take good care of your overall health and be considerate of your partner if s/he doesn't have it. It's a really common virus.See 1 more doctor answer
Herpes: You may be misinformed. Why do you think your cold sore is not herpes? There are three common anti-herpes medications. Your physician can help you with this. 75% of americans have been infected with the oral or type one herpes. 90% of them do not know they are infected unless they have the blood test.See 1 more doctor answer
A cold sore can: Be easily diagnosed. Cold sores are caused by herpes simplex viruses 1 and 2. Your Dr can prescribe oral Valtrex (valacyclovir) or another antiviral medication. Laser txs are also used to treat cold sores. Melissa Officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedite healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by 1/2. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation w lysine 1, 000mg
Well cold sores: Are usually due to herpes simplex type 1. Genital herpes is type 2. At least this is how it is most of the time (but not always).
If the herpes virus: Is dormant then there won't be a lesion and the virus will not be spread.
I do not have a cold sore right now, but even if I don't have a cold sore can I still pass herpes if I give a bj?
Yes: Herpes can shed viruses even without an active lesion.
What to do if I don't have a cold sore right now, but even if I don't have a cold sore can I still pass herpes if I give a bj?
Yes: There doesn't have to be a cold sore for viral shedding to occur.
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