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A: David, With oral sex on the rise there has been an increase in the number of cases of genital herpes resulting from cold sores aka Herpes Simplex type 1.  When a person has a cold sore on their mouth and they engage in oral sex they CAN give "genital herpes" to the person that is recieving the oral sex.  what it sounds like to me is that this is what happened to you.  Unfortunately, the herpes virus can be present on the skin BEFORE an outbreak and this is most likely what happened with you.   what this means for you is that you need to go have a diagnostic blood test and culture ran to find...


Can you get cold sores from trying on other people's lipstick?

A: sorry cot say i don''t use it iam aman :-) yes, if there cold sore is broken out n u use it , and u can catch it Yes, people shed the herpes I or II virus with skin cells when applying their lipstick, so you can be exposed to it and acquire the herpes virus from using someone else''s lipstick. If they have cold sores, and have used the lipstick, yes you can Always wipe the lipstick with a tissue before using it if it is someone elses, no matter if they have a cold sore or what!! Germs, you know!!! It is better to be safe than sorry! Don''t borrow or lend your cosmetics! Also, toss any cosmetics that are over 6 months old. They can develop bacteria and germs and give...


what causes herps?

A: Herpes is a sexually transmitted disease that is untreatable. The stats are the 1 in 4 people have it. Condoms do NOT always protect you against the herpes virus. It looks like a small cluster of blisters/ bumps (like miniature zits). They are painful, even sometimes itchy. On women they can be found near the anus, or right on the ''lips''. On men, on their shaft (sometimes near the tip). First break out is typically anywhere from 10 to 21 days are initial infection. And can last up to 2 weeks. After that, breakouts can happen regularly or only once a year. You can also get genital herpes from someone with a cold sore (which is herpes as well) during oral sex. There are medications that your doctor can prescribe to you to lessen the number of breakouts. Pregnant...


Would a cold sore or HSV1 show up in a STD test...Or do u have to have HSV2 for it to show up?

A: As far as I know there is no blood test for herpes. Herpes is usually tested by getting a sample of an open lesion on either the genitals or mouth. So whether or not it is HS1 or HS2 would depend on the area the sample was taken from (HSV2 is on the genitals and HSV1 is on the mouth) There are several tests for herpes. The most accurate way to find out if you have it and what type it is, is to collect a specimen from a suspected lesion and send it out for a culture. Other wise there are blood test that can tell if you have HSV and what type as well. The blood test wont tell you, where you have been infected or how the virus was transmitted. HSV does not show up on typical STD testing, you would have to order test that look for it...


Could a cold sore transfer into genetal herpes?

A: having a cold sore is a visual evidence of herpes... not all cold sores are concrete evidence of having herpes - but it is a symtom no thats a cold sore not herpies. NOPE, NEVER NONE what SO EVER I don''t think so. A cold sore is herpes simplex one and the sex herpes is simplex two. Two different viruses. cold sores are a type of herpes but not genital, its type one. which is usually not a bad thing. Just make sure not to kiss or do the dirty with any one while you have one! mkay? no way----2 seperate things cold sores are actually outbreaks of...


cold sores and herpes.?

A: No. And no you can''t transfer herpes of the mouth to the genitals causing the std herpes... that''s crazy. No, they are two different herpes viruses. Herpes simplex is the cold sore, herpes complex is the vaginal virus. A great cure for herpes simples is "Lysine plus" which is an amino acid with ecchanacea available at any health food store. Works fantastic. You can also buy Lysine lip gloss which keeps your lips in great condition all year. It is the same virus. I would not have oral sex with somone who had a cold sore. The virus is alittle different but the same herpes virus who knows if it can transfer,, why chance it? Types of herpes simplex: Herpes simples virus, type 1 and Herpes simples virus, type 2. HSV1 is usually...


How smoothly does have a cold sore pass by on genital herpes to a partner?

A: Yes, it''s possible for you spread herpes to his genital nouns by giving him oral sex. And, yes, it''s possible for you to become infected with the virus since you have unprotected sex with him afterwards. Herpes is spread by DIRECT skin to skin contact. So, if you hold him oral sex while you had a cold sore, it''s possible he''ll develop genital herpes. And, if he does develop genital herpes from that, afterwards it''s possible for him to spread it to you during sex (protected or not - condoms are not 100% effective). You would then hold cold sores and genital herpes. Also, taking a shower won''t prevent the virus from infecting him or you. Herpes simplex virus 1 and 2 causes both


Canker sores - what causes them and how do you stop getting them?

A: 19 Sep 2011 There is a mouth rinse available over the counter, called Biotene, it was developed to heal the canker sores caused by chemo, it has NO sodium lauryl sulfate, and No alcohol, it mimics the natural enzymes and it good about healing mouth irritations. They have a toothpaste too. They are each about $6 to $9 at any drugstore, both are called Biotene. Votes:+0CommentVote upReport pup676719 Sep 2011 Hi not perfect. Are you sure they are canker sores in your mouth?? Your body is going through a lot of stress right now. So, therefore, you are having some other effects due directly to the stress, namely your mouth. So your sores have vesicles (fluid filled blistery looking) like "


Any1 know any good cure for a cold sore ??

A: I''ve had cold sores all my life, I found a simple non medicated cure, this may sounds strange but it works: - I burn a needle - peirce the cold sore, use the same needle to poke a hole in a liquid vitamine E caplet apply ever few hours, it goes away in a day or two instead of a week of pain. - also injest vitamine E daily - the I use Blistex regularly Abreeva works very well; however, it stopped working for me. I have a cold sore right now. I went to the doctor for medicine, but it isn''t really working. So, i went to wal-mart and decided to try something else. I got Campho- Phenique cold sore treatment gel and it works so well. It was less than $4 and it dries out...


How can I Prevent cold sores?

A: cold sores, also referred to as fever blisters or oral herpes, are small fluid-filled sores that are caused when a person becomes infected with the herpes simplex type 1 (HSV-1) virus, which is not the same as the form of herpes responsible for genital herpes. Rather, genital herpes are caused by the herpes simplex type 2 (HSV-2) virus. cold sores can be painful and itchy. In addition, they typically appear on the nose or on the mouth, which is quite unattractive. Once your body has been infected with the cold sores virus, there is nothing you can do to prevent outbreaks. While researchers believe that stress and...

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