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If I have a cold sore, can I get genital herpes?

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...

Can I get genital herpes down there if I have a cold sore?

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...

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...

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...

What do you recommend if I have a cold sore in my mouth and im scared I might have genital herpes?

See a physician. The sore in your mouth is probably an aphthous ulcer which isn't viral and will resolve in 10-14 days...If you suspect genital herpes see your physician for advice and treatment options. Read more...