Is HSV-1 worse than HSV-2

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HSV-1 usually causes cold sores. HSV-2 usually affects the genitals. You need to decide for yourself which is worse.

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Can you get hsv1 from hsv2?

No, HSV1 and HSV2 are different viruses. You may be infected with HSV1 if you are already infected with HSV2, and vice versa, however, infection with one does not mean you will get the other unless you are exposed.

Does hsv1 turn to hsv2 in the genitalia?

No it does not. HSV-1 is a different virus than HSV-2.

If you have oral HSV1 and your partner has genital HSV2 do antibodies from HSV1 protect you from contracting the genital HSV2?

The oral HSV1 and genital HSV2 arise from two different strains. Therefore, even if you break out from (or are a carrier of) HSV1 it does not protect you from HSV2 -- or vice versa. The best protection for both partners is to limit contact when each of you have an outbreak of either HSV1 or HSV2, and to use condoms to prevent genital transmission of HSV2 to the unaffected partner. Kissing remains one of the most common ways to transmit HVS1 and unprotected sex or intercourse during an outbreak, especially with weeping sores, is one of the most common ways to infect a partner with HSV2.

How do you holisticly treat oral herpes?

herpes is a virus that infects the nerve cells in your body. there are several serotypes (varieties) but the most common are HSV1 (herpes simplex virus 1) and HSV2. while HSV1 is more commonly "oral" herpes and HSV2 is more commonly "genital" herpes, both can be transmitted to either location. There is no treatment for herpes. once you have been infected, you are infected for life. A person can only treat the symptoms of herpes to make the outbreaks less painfull and of a shorter duration. There are no holistic remedies that have been scientifically proven.

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No, folliculitis will note cause a false positive HSV2 result.

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What is HSV 2?

HSV 1 is the virus that causes oral herpes which is what causes cold sores and fever blisters on the mouth. HSV2 causes genital herpes, usually located on the genitals, inner thighs, buttocks or anus. But HSV1 can affect the genitals. If some one with a visible cold sore gives their partner oral sex they could pass cold sores to their partners genitals. Also HSV2 can affect the mouth. If some one gives their partner oral sex around the time they have a break out of herpes then they could pass genital herpes to their partners mouth.

If you have a cold sore and you lick your lips and develop tiny red bumps on your tongue did you just spread the HSV1 to your tongue?

yes if you have an cold sore in your lips the HSV1 will spread.Because the HSV1 virus spread the cold sore so keep avoiding kiss to the kids.

Is that small pimple on your lip herpes?

No, the virus that you're thinking of (HSV1) causes cold sores and fever blisters. HSV2 causes genital herpes. Both are members of the family Herpesviridae, but one is a common infection everybody gets and the other is an STD. They are both forms of herpes (that's what the H in HSV1 and HSV2 stands for...) A small pimple on your lip is most likely not genital herpes. They both are not 100% bound to one area. They both CAN be transmitted from mouth to genitals or genitals to mouth. If you recently gave oral sex to someone that had a current outbreak of genital herpes, it is possible (although not likely) that you contracted HPV2 on your lips. You can consult a physician to find out for certain.

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