In what way is herpes simplex (oral) transmitted?

Herpes Simplex Virus. The herpes simplex virus-1 is most often the cause of cold sores. It can be spread to the mouth or lips through activities like kissing. It can spread to the genitals by mouth to genital contact or genital to genital contact. However, herpes simplex virus -2 can be spread to the mouth/ oral area.

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I performed oral sex on my bf. Will I get herpes simplex from him?

Herpes. First every adult needs a herpes blood test. All answers to this question will rely on your results. 75 % of americans already have the 'simplex' or herpes type one infection. 95% of them are found near or on the mouth. If your bf has herpes type one on his genitals and you have never been exposed then yes you can get herpes. But, you cannot get the same herpes infection more than once. Read more...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Supposing I have herpes simplex type I in my bloodstream, will my wife still get cold sores from oral sex?

Herpes is found in.. The skin and the innervating nerves where it lives. If you have genital herpes-yes. But she may have gotten or get herpes 1 from kissing! talk with your doctor! Read more...
Herpes. 75% of americans have herpes type one. Most got this virus when they were children. 90% of people infected do not get outbreaks and only know they are infected and thus contagious with a blood test. You are contagious at the site you got herpes not everywhere. Your contagiousness is unpredictable. I would counsel that first your wife get a blood test to see if she already has been exposed. Read more...