What are the earliest symptoms of cold sores (oral herpes)?

Pain, tingling, itch. Many people describe either pain, tingling, or itching, beginning as much as a full day before the cold sore actually comes out. They know a cold sore is coming before there's any redness, swelling, or blistering.

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How long does is it take for symptoms of oral herpes or cold sores to appear?

Cold sores ladt <10d. 5 to 10 days is the typical time it takes for cold sores to go away. Read more...
Hours. Oral herpes can come about at anytime if you've been exposed to the virus. Typically the virus lies dormant until a stressful event. When these events occur the first signs are tingling and changes in the skin. Sometimes you'll see white nodules start to develop. The faster you get treatment the better chances the virus can be halted and the faster the healing can begin. Read more...

Do you know are cold sores the same thing as oral herpes?

Cold sores. Or fever blisters have classically been paired with herpes simplex type 1 (oral herpes) but herpes simplex type 2 can also cause oral lesions. Read more...

Can you catch oral herpes from an infected person who has no visible cold sores?

Yes. A cold sore on the lip is only one type of oral herpes outbreak. It is common to have lesions inside the mouth at various times. These are the most infectious times and sites. Read more...
Usually not. Herpetic lesions are contagious when the lesion opens and virus shed with the moist exudate. You should be careful however because the virus is pretty contagious upon contact with the virus itself. Contact your doctor for more specific advice for your specific situation. Read more...

French kissed random guy at party. He did not have any cold sores or cuts. What are my chances of have gotten oral herpes?

Low... Most people get exposed to herpis very early in life usually by 5 years.I would not worry but maybe be more careful as randon exposure could lead to problems. Chuck. Read more...

Can you get oral herpes from someone who u don't kiss but she gives u head but doesn't have any open sores or cold sores and I had no cuts on my d?

Possible but unlikel. Hi Roy. It's possible for someone to shed the herpes virus and be asymptomatic. People with oral herpes may secrete the virus 2% to 9% of the time when they are not having sores. That being said, if they are asymptomatic and secreting the virus, the amount of virus being shed is much less. You can be tested for infection. I would recommend knowing your sex partner And both of you testing for STD. Read more...

Are oral herpes from oral sex and ulcers/cold sores similar things?

Same causes. The herpes simplex virus is the primary cause of cold sores and genital herpes. The only difference is the type of virus. Hsv type 1 usually is associated with cold sores and hsv type 2 is associated with genital herpes. However any one can get cold sores if they come into contact with the genital area of an hsv type 2 infected person who is contagious at that time and vice versa. Read more...

If I have oral herpes, is it possible to just have sores in my mouth and not get cold sores on the outside of my mouth, like my lips?

Yes. This can be the case. However, you can develop extraoral herpes at any time. Be very careful when you have active lesions, because you can easily get them in your eyes. They are very contagious, so be especially careful about kissing infants, and of course anyone else during this time. You can ask your dentist about a prescription medication for them. Good luck. Read more...