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Will You Automatically Get Herpes From Someone Who Has A Sore
No: Nothing is automatic or guaranteed. You were definitely exposed though. Pay attention for the following symptoms - tingling on a specific place of your lips (usually one side or the other), small blisters along the lip line, or, at the first outbreak, feeling "under the weather", like you have the flu. If these occur, there are medicines that can shorten the outbreak. ...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
They can: Cold sores are caused by a herpes virus. It is quite contagious so yes your baby can get herpes from another person and herpes virus stay dormant in our body and can reactivate any time in the future. Mos adults have already had and will ocassionally have cold sores come back. Same with children although it is quite unpredictable. ...Read more
Could you tell me if someone with active cold sore kisses a baby will that baby get herpes or cold sores in the future?
Herpes Simplex: Viruses cause cold sores. Your dr can prescribe oral Valtrex (valacyclovir) or another antiviral medication. Laser txs are also used to treat cold sores. Melissa Officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedites healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation wlysine 1, 000mg orally 3 times a day at onset, can also hasten healing. ...Read more
Can you get herpes from sharing a plate, or someone touching their cold sore and then ur pizza and then you eating it?
Unlikely: It would be highly unlikely. Usually from skin to skin contact. ...Read more
Probably not, but: Probably not, but it is not a good idea to do this...Probably more likely transmitted with mucous to mucous membrane contact...Best to avoid all but absolute mandatory contact with lesions until well healed.. ...Read more
I want to know if a cut in my gums would be considered a sore and if I was to performe oral would my partner get herpes from me because of the cut?
Depends: Giving your partner herpes through oral sex depends on whether you have active virus in your saliva. If this sore on the gum was caused by an injury and your herpes is currently dormant then it is possible that you will not transmit the virus. Most people know when a flare up is coming by a tingling sensation from the affected area. Talk to your doc about taking Valtrex (valacyclovir) if this concerns you. ...Read more
Make up pallete touched an old cold sore patch from a year ago that was faced down. I used the pallete and touched my phone. Can I get herpes whitlow?
Or impetigo: Yellow crusty sores in the nasal area are usually impetigo (bacterial skin infection) - but if the sore is always in the exact same spot, and starts with painful blisters, it could be herpes simplex. There are treatments for both, so you should see your doctor or a dermatologist the next time it happens, get it cultured, and find out which it is. ...Read more
If you have conracted herpes what are there any other symptoms that you may show if you don't get a cold sore with open lession and scab?
Can my 1 y/ daughter get herpes by accidently scratching a fam members sore?! Washed it out with cold instead of warm water immediately after contact!
Unlikely, unless she: Put her finger in her mouth before you washed it. Hot water and soap with a lot of flushing is best--why did you use cold water? ...Read more
Herpes Simplex: The american academy of dermatology explains that oral herpes, or herpes simplex virus 1, is typically contracted early on in childhood from relatives who have become infected with the virus. Oral herpes is commonly spread from family members to their children through the sharing of food. Herpes can also spread through the sharing of utensils or drinking glasses. ...Read more
If someone touches there cold sore and then touches your bed sheets can you get herpes on your genitals from this even though you're wearing pjs?
No: You need direct contact for HSV1 or HS2 to infect ...Read more
Can you get oral herpes from someone even if there are no sores? And can you spread to genitals if there's no sore?
Yes and yes: It is less likely to be transmissable if no open lesions are present, but people do shed herpes simplex virus in the absence of open ulcers, and therefore transmission is conceivable. It is also possible to transmit to genitals with oral sex, but again, far less likely in the absence of open ulcerative disease. ...Read more
Can I get herpes from a handshake if I have cracked hands and someone was picking at their cold sore?
Can you get herpes from holding hands with someone who has a cold sore if you have a damaged cuticle?
How likely is it that I would get herpes from a handshake if I have cracked hands and someone was picking at their cold sore?
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 more
Can you get herpes if someone touches there cold sore and then hands clean underwear and clothes to you? Is it safe to wear them?
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
If someone with a cold sore touches it, touches my hand, and around an hour later I use the bathroom and wipe my vagina can I get herpes?
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
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