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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
I have herpes type one should I be worried about touching my vaginal area in getting it that way or I have none to worrie about ????
No worries: Transfer of HSV to a new site (autoinoculation) sometimes occurs during an initial HSV infection, but almost never with longstanding infections. With oral herpes more than 3 mo, the risk is near zero. Don't push your luck: during an oral HSV1 outbreak, wash hands frequently and avoid rubbing your eyes and vigorous genital contact (e.g. scratching). But even if you forget, really no risk. ...Read more
Hello, I just found out that my friend has Herpes but she said it was only vaginal. However, we shared drinks and I'm wondering if i could have it. ?
Yes: Yes, which is why if you have ever had a herpes outbreak, to tell your doctor if you get pregnant. You will need to be on suppressive medication starting at 36 weeks to avoid transmission to the baby. Also, if you are having a herpes outbreak at the time of labor, c-section is recommended. ...Read more
Yes if no outbreaks: Vaginal delivery is the recommended route of delivery unless you have an active herpes outbreak while you in labor. If there is an active outbreak at that time then a C-section should be done. Risk can be decreased by taking prescription medication called Valtrex (valacyclovir) once daily starting at 36 weeks gestation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer