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What type of herpes simplex virus causes genetically herpes?

What type of herpes simplex virus causes genetically herpes?

Type 2: If you are speaking of 'genital' herpes, it is typically type 2, although the possibility of type 1 causing genital lesions is well documented. ...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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What type of herpes simplex virus causes cold sores?

What type of herpes simplex virus causes cold sores?

Type 1 more common: Cold sores on or near the lips are due to recurrence of herpes type 1 or 2. Herpes viruses, after the initial infection, live in a person's nerves and travel down the nerves to the surface to form blisters that break open, spreading more virus. Type 1 is more common on the lips, and type 2 more common on the genitals. With people engaging in oral sex, either type can be in one or both locations. ...Read more

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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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Are genital herpes sores like canker sores on the genital area?

Are genital herpes sores like canker sores on the genital area?

Ony superficially: Genital herpes is a highly contagious sexually transmitted disease (std) caused by the virus herpes simplex type 2 (hsv2). It's related to the virus that causes cold sores or fever blisters in your mouth: hsv1. Canker sores are small ulcers on your tongue or the lining of your cheeks that are probably autoimmune in origin. We don't think cankers are of viral origin because they're not contagious. ...Read more

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What are the differences between canker sores and mouth herpes (herpetic gingivostomatitis inside mouth)?

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What are the differences between canker sores and mouth herpes (herpetic gingivostomatitis inside mouth)?

Canker sores vs HSV: Canker sores (aphthous ulcers) are painful sores inside the mouth. No one knows what causes canker sores. Herpes simplex virus (HSV-1) typically causes cold sores. Cold sore blisters can occur in many different parts of the body but are most common on or around the lips and cheeks. ...Read more

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Oral herpes simplex virus: does carmex work?

Oral herpes simplex virus: does carmex work?

Not really: You really need an antiviral cream or oral medication to be most effective. Over the counter abreva is better than carmex. ...Read more

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How are cold sores (herpes simplex) and canker sores different?

How are cold sores (herpes simplex) and canker sores different?

Canker vs Cold Sore: Here is a great comprehensive answer to your question: http://www.Uhs.Umich.Edu/coldcankersores. ...Read more

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Could a coldsore (herpes simplex virus) lead to genital warts?

Could a coldsore (herpes simplex virus) lead to genital warts?

Viruses: Nope. Not in any way. Warts are caused by either the human papilloma virus or the molluscum virus. Herpes is not in any way related to these viruses. ...Read more

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What bacteria/viruses cause herpes simplex?

What bacteria/viruses cause herpes simplex?

Virus: There are two types of herpes viruses that are most common.Type one causes cold sores and the 2nd types causes genital herpes, although in this day pf different sexual mores the. Two can be interchangeable. ...Read more

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Can herpes simplex type 1 infect the genitals?

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Can herpes simplex type 1 infect the genitals?

Yes: Herpes simplex virus type i does infect the genital tract. As a matter of fact, nearly 60% of neonatal herpes infections (mostly acquired from genital tract during the birth process) have been caused by HSV type i. ...Read more

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What's the difference between hsv-1 oral herpes and hsv-2 oral herpes viruses?

What's the difference between hsv-1 oral herpes and hsv-2 oral herpes viruses?

Practically nothing.: There is some difference in their viral RNA but both viruses act the same and are treated similarly. ...Read more

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Are cold sores and fever blisters caused by herpes simplex 1?

Are cold sores and fever blisters caused by herpes simplex 1?

Cold sores - HSV1: Yes - cold sores and fever blisters are the same thing and are most commonly caused by HSV-1. Rarely, HSV-2 can cause oral herpes given the increased practices of oral sex compared with decades ago (i.e. the 1950s). You will note STRESS causes these to come out (for example after a fever from another illness), so best to keep stress levels to an absolute minimum. These are infectious to others BTW ...Read more

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Can you get genital herpes simplex 2 from someone with oral herpes simplex 1?

Can you get genital herpes simplex 2 from someone with oral herpes simplex 1?

No: But you can get herpes simplex 1 in the genital area. Most adults are already positive for hsv1. If you already have it, you will get nothing. A blood test can tell you if you need to worry. ...Read more

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Could innactive herpes cause genital herpes?

Yes: Even if a person who has a herpes simplex virus does not have active lesions they can still transmit the virus through a process called viral shedding. ...Read more

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Can herpes simplex be transferred to genital herpes by oral sex?

Can herpes simplex be transferred to genital herpes by oral sex?

Oral herpes can: Transfer. Be careful to avoid contact with all mucosal areas, eyes, cuts in skin, and private areas when lesions (vesicles/blisters) are present and even for a few days after. The virus is very infectious. Take care! ...Read more

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What is herpes simplex type 1, IgG antibody? Genital or oral?

What is herpes simplex type 1, IgG antibody?  Genital or oral?

Usually oral: Herpes infections are described as type i (oral /cold sores)or type ii(genital). However, either type can cause affect either location. Igg antibody detected by a blood test. & indicates one has been exposed to the virus at least several weeks prior &possibly much longer- as in years. Most people who have HSV antibody have no idea that they have herpes. ...Read more

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Can herpes simplex virus 1 be present/transmitted through snot?

Can herpes simplex virus 1 be present/transmitted through snot?

The virus: is shed from active lesions, and may also be shed to a lesser extent from the same locations during quiescent periods. Usually HSV1 occurs on the lips. Nasal mucus should not contain the virus. ...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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Can syphillis sores resemble hsv-2?

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Yes: So see your md and get tested and treated appropriately. ...Read more

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What leads to cold sore, herpes simplex virus?

Yes: An estimated 80% of americans have been exposed to herpes simplex virus type 1. However, not all of those people will get cold sores. It depends on your immune system. 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). Tingling ;/or pain can herald the oncoming of cold sore 1 to 2 days prior. ...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 you get clinically tested for herpes simplex 1 (of the mouth)?

Can you get clinically tested for herpes simplex 1 (of the mouth)?

Yes: It is a test called PCR for herpes. It can identify specifically type 1 or 2. ...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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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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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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Do you know are cold sores on the lip or mouth the same as herpes simplex ii?

Cold sores have : Most often associated with herpes simplex 1 but herpes simplex 2 can also cause it. ...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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Can you catch herpes simplex 2 from receiving oral intercourse from someone who has a sore on their mouth?

Can you catch herpes simplex 2 from receiving oral intercourse from someone who has a sore on their mouth?

I assume you mean or: Sex, yes, if someone has a herpes sore on their mouth, whether it is type 1 or type 2 , doesn't matter which type, the herpes can be transferred ot the genital region. ...Read more

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I had a pimples in the corners of my mouth no pain doctor said my lips where dry to use vasline the pimples are back and hurt is it herpes simplex 1?

I had a pimples in the corners of my mouth no pain doctor said my lips where dry to use vasline the pimples are back and hurt is it herpes simplex 1?

Perhaps: More than likely if it's recurrent and painful sores on lips +/- skin around the lips, it's herpes simplex- type 1. It is a reactivation virus that becomes quiescent or inactive but virus is still dormant and can recur especially under circumstances of stress - creams like abreva or Denavir (penciclovir) decrease the pain + length of time sores are present but no cure available. ...Read more

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When are mouth ulcers herpes? Are herpes simplex virus 1 same as STDs herpes? How long do I have to wait after sexual contact to get tested?

When are mouth ulcers herpes? Are herpes simplex virus 1 same as STDs herpes? How long do I have to wait after sexual contact to get tested?

Here's a heads-up: White, painful ulcers actually inside the mouth aren't herpes. They may be common aphthous ulcers, lupus, BEhcet's, pemphigus, Wegener's, due to agranulocytosis, or any of a number of others -- but not herpes. It's a common error. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hangover and i seem to have a little lump underneath my tounge isnt painful can herpes simplex effect your tongue, what to do?

See physician: I recommend you see your physician to have your tongue evaluated and discuss herpes simplex. If this is an initial outbreak of herpes simplex, then it can affect any tissue in your mouth. ...Read more

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I have a big coldsore on my lip and someone told me it was due to herpes simplex. What exactly is herpes simplex and how can you get it?

Common virus: Herpes simplex is a common virus that can be transmitted from on area to another by contact. A large percentage of the population has the virus with outbreaks from time to time, and if present can also be transmitted to the genitals. Good hand washing is essential to avoid transmission. ...Read more

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Can herpes simplex i (lip herpes) affect pregnancy?

Can herpes simplex i (lip herpes) affect pregnancy?

Not typically: The stress of pregnancy on your body could help produce recurrent herpes blisters. The active virus is thought to be limited to the area and not systemically, so little concern is given to your developing baby. Be careful with active lesions after the baby is born, as the virus is very infectious from your lips to the child. No kissing of that precious gift when you have blisters! :). ...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 & ...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