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Oral Herpes Simplex 1
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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?
Can i get herpes simplex 2 on my vagina from having oral sex that has herpes simplex 1 on their mouth?
Treating Herpes: Yes. Of course. But, if she has herpes someone had to have given this to her. I would have the family all tested and then teach them about viral shedding and the necessity of putting them on a treatment to reduce their contagiousness. There is zovirax (acyclovir) for topical application, but oral meds work much better for suppression of this infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acyclovir: While there are many treatments, using Acyclovir is one of the most commonly used for herpetic stomatitis -- and it does not matter if it is herpes type i or ii. Other remedies are also employed, but are not nearly as effective or frequently used. It often takes high doses (800 mg) 4-5 times per day for several days to treat. ...Read more
What are my chances of getting herpes simplex 1 from oral from someone who hasn't ever had an outbreak, but does have it? He got tested
Small but not zero: He probably has a positive antibody test, which means he's been exposed to the virus, but does not necessarily mean he has active hsv. The risk of such people transmitting the virus is small, but not zero, and can be lowered further if he takes an antiviral (valtrex, famvir) regularly. Whether long-term antiviral treatment is advisable must be decided by his doctor. ...Read more
If a guy had a cold sore a year ago, and recently did oral sex on me, could I get herpes simplex 1? Is so, how likely are the chances?
Hepes Simplex 1: Is generally an ssue above the waist while HSV2 is below the waist but you can have either in either place. In theory, either can be spread at anytime but they are both more likely to be spread during the prodrome (warning) or actual outbreak stages of the lesion. Chance are small that if he hasn't had an outbreak in a year that he could give it to you but it is possible. ...Read more
If someone has herpes simplex 1, but no cold sore at the time and give oral, can you get genital herpes from that still?
HSV 1: Unfortunately, yes. A person can be contagious before any visible signs. ...Read more
Maybe: The herpes family of viruses are very common. Some people will get outbreaks, others who are exposed may never have an outbreak, and only with a blood test will find out they were ever exposed. For those who have outbreaks, they can release the virus before a sore is present, either oral or genital sores. ...Read more
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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