Can cold sores go from your lips to down below and cause genital herpes?

It has happened. Sometimes herpes type i (cold sores) has been transmitted to the genitals. However it remains type i and does not morph into herpes type ii.

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Can lip picking if you have no cold sores and wiping down there after peeing cause genital herpes?

No. Although there is often herpes virus in the mouth without lesions, there just isnt that much carried down there that way. It needs to be direct contact. Read more...

Can lip picking with no cold sores cause genital herpes?

No. Once someone has been infected with herpes more than a few months, the virus they is not transmitted to other body areas. Even with active cold sores, herpes is never transmitted to a person's own genital area. Don't worry about it. Read more...

Do cold sores on the mouth also cause genital herpes?

Possible. Cold sore is cause by hsv i while genital herpes is usually caused by hsv ii. Could a cold sore cause genital herpes? It would be possible if the sore is actively shedding virus during oral sex. With cold sore, avoid contact until the lesion is healed over. Read more...

If he has a cold sore on his lip, can I get genital herpes from this?

Yes. I would refrain from oral sex until the cold sore disappears. It is possible that the sore on your partners lip is being caused by herpers simplexii which is genital herpes. My best advice is be safe during this oral outbreak. Read more...