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What Are The Chances Of Getting Genital Herpes From Kissing Someone With A Cold Sore
None: No chance of getting genital herpes from kissing someone on the mouth. However if one engages in oral sex then the herpes virus can be transmitted from the mouth to the genitals or vice versa. Genital herpes is usually herpes simplex type 2, but can also be type 1. Mouth/lip cold sores are usually herpes simplex type 1. ...Read more
The major organs of the reproductive system includes, the external genitalia (penis and vulva) as well as a number of internal organs including the gamete producing gonads (testicles and ovaries). Diseases of the human reproductive system are very common and widespread, particularly ...Read more
Is it possible to get genital herpes if I have a cold sore, kiss my partner, and then let my partner go down on me?
Herpes transmission: Two types of herpes are recognized, one mainly on the face, eyes, and oral cavity, the second in the genital areas. But, there are exceptions and one type may affect the other area. So while unlikely, the answer is still yes. Oral fluids contain virus, which may be ping-ponged from you to partner, and back. And once established in a tissue, herpes is there permanently. Don't take chances. ...Read more
Possibly have a cold sore, kissed girlfriend who doesn't have one and then she gave oral sex. I'm very worried. What is the odds I get genital herpes?
Viral exposure: The oral herpes virus is very common and can unfortunately manifest as lesions on post the lips and the genitals. if either of you has the virus and have engaged in oral sex, then transmission is possible. Nevertheless if you maintain good health and community than the likelihood of recurrence and symptoms will be low. Fortunately herpes is treatable, but you guys should talk about it together. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yesterday my boyfriend gave me oral sex with a cold sore, is there a chance i can get genital herpes?
Can you get genital herpes by touching inanimate objects someone with a cold sore has touched and then touching yourself after?
No. Herpes is direct: An inanimate object cannot safely harbor HSV from a cold sore and then allow someone else to touch that and become infected. Herpes is transmitted by direct human to human contact, or on occasion by infected fluids say on a shared straw. I don't think you have to worry about this case - it wasn't a real exposure. Good to always protect yourself however and practice good hygiene. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Problems with HSV-1: The cold sore virus, HSV-1, is similar to the genital herpes virus HSV-2. Unfortunately, if someone has an HSV-1 lesion that's active (red and crusty like a 'volcano') then it could be infectious to others who are non-immune. The HSV-1 virus prefers to go to the mouth area, but there are cases when it can spread to the genitals or other sites if the exposure is significant. Call doc for antiviral. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you get genital herpes from using someones bathroom that had a cold sore at the time you used their bathroom? Ex from surfaces they may have touch
Unlikely scenario: Genital Herpes is a viral disease , transmission by any method possible , fortunately is rare to occur such way , need body to body contact , virus will not survive out side body fluids especially on dry surface. Good hygiene is the best preventive measure in the bath room . ...Read more
Not Usually But: Oral herpes is a common infection of the mouth area. It is caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 (hsv-1). There are two types of hsv, termed hsv-1 and hsv-2. See links for more information: 1) http://www.Emedicinehealth.Com/oral_herpes/article_em.Htm 2) http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000606.Htm. ...Read more
Yes.: If you scratch your cold sore and then scratch your genital area, it is possible to develop herpes lesions in the vaginal area too. It used to be thought that type 1 herpes only occurred above the waist while type 2 occurred only below the waist, but it turns out that you can get either type in either location - or any other location on the body, for that matter. ...Read more
If you touch a cold sore and then a few minutes later pick a wedgie over your PJ bottoms. Can you get genital herpes from this?
If I have a cold sore thats going away and i performed oral sex on my girlfriend for 8 seconds, will she get genital herpes?
She can: There's no way to tell now if she will, but it is possible, even if the lesions are "healing." i would suggest that she contact a health care provider right away and request a rx for acyclovir. This interferes with viral replication, and could, at least in theory, prevent her from developing herpes. Always abstain from contact until your lesions are entirely healed, just to be safe. ...Read more
If you touch your cold sore and accidentally touch your genitals over top of your clothes, can u get genital herpes? Can it seep through the fabric?
You can not.: You need skin to skin contact to get it. ...Read more
Can genital herpes take more than 2 years to get or develop because the girl that I use to date2 years ago had cold sore on herlip but shenever said..
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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