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I do think it has something to do with our genetic makeup. or on my lip? Also, if you already have HSV1, can you develop genital sores if someone with cold sores performs oral sex on you? If you have frequent, severe recurrent attacks of cold sores your doctor may prescribe an oral antiviral medicine to be used in the longer term, in an effort to suppress the herpes virus from reactivating. I have never had cold sores in my life, but my girl friend has got them 3 4 times and it seems they happen whenever we kiss. If you tell someone you have oral herpes, they will probably not think it’s that big of a deal if there’s no cold sore present, and they may have no idea that they can contract a genital infection from it. Or he may have been kissed by someone who didn’t have a visible sore but had the virus in their saliva.

You can get a herpes simplex virus from touching a herpes sore. HSV-1 is the main cause of herpes infections on the mouth and lips, including cold sores and fever blisters. I do not. You should see a doctor if think you might have both cold sores (oral herpes simplex) and an immune system disease. Cold sores are caused by a virus called herpes simplex virus (HSV). On average, people who get herpes sores have 2 or 3 episodes per year, but this figure may vary considerably from one person to another. I think if you kiss someone and they have an active cold sore, you are to blame.


When cold sores are present, the virus is easily spread to other places on your body and to other people. If you have an open cold sore, don’t use the balm stick directly on your lips, or you’ll spread the virus around, says Dr. See your doctor if you are getting a lot of cold sores – or even if you are just worried about it. Months ago when I was seeing someone I gave somebody oral sex when I had a cold sore, he was accusing me of giving him genital herpes and was harrasing me about it kept messaging me non stop saying that i gave him it so i got fed up one day went to the doctor and told them everything and i got to be honest with you, they said it wont do anything because oral herpes (cold sores) an std herpes is different, oral herpes isnt the STD. Cold sores, also called fever blisters, and usually occur outside the mouth on the lips, chin and cheeks or nose . Avoid skin-to-skin contact (no kissing) when a cold sore is visible or when it’s healing; the virus can be spread in this manner and during these times. Besides being itchy and painful, cold sores make you feel self-conscious.

You should also get tested again three months after you were treated for the disease because repeat chlamydia infections are common. Cold sores can be very tender and painful. The spreading of genital herpes through inanimate objects, such as soap, towels, clothing, bed sheets, toilet seats, and spa surfaces is highly unlikely because the genital herpes virus cannot live very long outside of the body. You can spread herpes if you are sharing sex toys and you don’t disinfect them or put a new condom on them when a new person uses the toys. How do you think most people get cold sores? Sharing a towel or toothbrush are just a few of the many ways this virus gets spread. Now if we look at the person that gets cold sores only so often, this means that it would be easily more noticeable especially if that person does not suffer with any other skin blemishes.

Some people get one or two cold sores, and never get them again, others get them several times, while for some people they come back many times. Posted: 5/15/2006 3:44:31 PMJust be extra careful when he has them don’t share chapstick etc. This means that whether an infection occurs or not depends on the conditions of the environment in which the yeast reside. It seems like disclosing or even passing STD tests before having unprotected sex is the responsible thing to do. You’re right: avoid kissing anyone with visible cold sores on the mouth area as type 1 herpes (HSV-1) can be transmitted through kissing. And that’s orally. Is it true that if you have a canker sore, you have herpes?

Cold sores are spread by getting up-close and personal. Cold sores are usually caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV) type 1, which is transmitted by such forms of contact as kissing an infected person or sharing eating utensils, towels, or razors.