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Doctor insights on: Oral Herpes Simplex 1

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Can you pass oral herpes simplex 1 even without having a outbreak?

Can you pass oral herpes simplex 1 even without having a outbreak?

Yes: While is much more common to occur with symptomatic lesions, it can occur with no visible symptoms or lesions as well. However it is much less likely. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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


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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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Is it possible to contract genital herpes simplex 2 from someone who has oral herpes simplex 1?

Is it possible to contract genital herpes simplex 2 from someone who has oral herpes simplex 1?

No, but,: You can get hsv1 in the gential area from someone with hsv1 or hsv2 in the oral area from someone with hsv2. They are 2 distinct forms of herpes virus though both respond well to the same medications often. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Sure...: I suppose you cann't catch a disease that you already have. Given that, if you both have hsv-1, you don't have to worry about transmitting it to your partner...It's already there. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is herpes simplex 1 only oral herpes like cold sores?

Can you tell me is herpes simplex 1 only oral herpes like cold sores?

Herpes Simplex 1: Is the type normally associated with cold sores. However, to a lesser frequency - cold sores can be caused by herpes simplex virus 2 and genital lesions can be caused by herpes simplex virus 1. ...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 tell me is HSV 1 herpes simplex 1 dangerous? Can it kill you?

Can you tell me is HSV 1 herpes simplex 1 dangerous? Can it kill you?

Usually no.: Herpes simplex-1 is usually associated with recurrent ulcers/blisters, however in rare cases may cause a life threatening complication--herpes encephalitis.This may lead to death as diagnosis is usually very difficult to make. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of oral herpes simplex?

Cold sores: Cold sores/fever blisters are the usual symptom of oral herpes. Primary infection may be associated with fever, more pain and redness around the vesicles. ...Read more

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My daughter is 2 n she git herpes simplex 1. Shes on oral meds but is there a cream i can use?

My daughter is 2 n she git herpes simplex 1. Shes on oral meds but is there a cream i can use?

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 more

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What is the treatment for oral herpes simplex?

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

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How do I deal with oral herpes simplex?

How do I deal with oral herpes simplex?

Oral medicine: If it severe and repeated, you doctor would prescribe oral medicines like valtrex, (valacyclovir) acyclovir, etc. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Oral herpes simplex?

Oral Herpes Simplex: Infection of lips, inner nose, chin or cheek with herpes simplex virus. ...Read more

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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

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

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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?

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

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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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Could you give some one herpes simplex 1 if you don't have a cold sore/fever blister?

Could you give some one herpes simplex 1 if you don't have a cold sore/fever blister?

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

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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Cold Sore (Definition)

Also referred to as fever blisters, cold sores are small and painful fluid-filled blisters that are usually found around the lips. Cold sores are very contagious and can be spread by mouth-to-mouth contact and to the genitals, causing genital ...Read more