Cold Sores

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  1. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    Why are cold sores on the lip and not on the ears or eye lids? What is it about the lips that cold sores like?
     
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  3. Zyxoas Registered Senior Member

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    The nerves in the face?

    WARNING: You can get genital herpes from oral sex administered by a person with cold sores!!

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  5. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    But nerves are in the nose and eye lids as well.
    And as gross as it is, could you get cold sores from oral sex with a person with herpes?
     
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  7. mikenostic Stop pretending you're smart! Registered Senior Member

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    Uhhhh...not exactly:
    http://www.emedicinehealth.com/cold_sores/page2_em.htm
     
  8. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    "After the first episode of the disease, the virus lies dormant in the nerves or skin around the original area until something sets the virus off into another eruption"

    So I could get it in my ears or on my forehead??
    And if I have a cold sore and perform oral sex on my husband, he won't get herpes? Will he get cold sores on his penis?
     
  9. Reiku Banned Banned

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    I hate them Cold sores can affect any part of the body. Some have even had them in their eyes. No he won't catch herps. This is totally a load of shit.
     
  10. Zyxoas Registered Senior Member

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    It maybe a load of shit, but I'm not taking any chances. I've never kissed anyone with visible cold sores but I obviously have the virus since I have had them in the past. Perhaps I already have genital herpes from oral sex! OH MY GAWDDDD

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  11. Reiku Banned Banned

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    I do believe genetal herps and cold sores are two very different things. Cold sores are irritant viruses of the skin, whilst herps is... well, its not that.
     
  12. mikenostic Stop pretending you're smart! Registered Senior Member

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    They are. They are two different versions of the Herpes Simplex virus; just like the link I provided above states.

    I would avoid contact when you have a cold sore: kissing, sharing cups/utensils, etc.. Although it can be contagious/spread, it's not the same as the STD genital herpes.
     
  13. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    They are both extremely common viruses.

    Background: The herpes simplex viruses comprise 2 distinct types of DNA viruses, HSV-1 and HSV-2.
    HSV-1 causes oral lesions in approximately 80% of cases and genital lesions in 20% of cases.
    The reverse is true for HSV-2, which causes genital lesions in 80% and oral lesions in 20%.
    About 80% of the general adult population has serologic infection with HSV-1
    with only about 30% of these individuals having clinically significant outbreaks.
    Approximately 20% of the adult population in the United States is seropositive for HSV-2.

    http://www.emedicine.com/EMERG/topic246.htm
     
  14. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    But why are cold sores on the lips and not on the ears, or toes, or forehead or...
     
  15. lucifers angel same shit, differant day!! Registered Senior Member

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    you can get cold sores on the chin, mouth nose, and ears.

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    that is a baby with herpes
     
  16. lucifers angel same shit, differant day!! Registered Senior Member

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    Mercutio (to Romeo) in Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare:

    O'er ladies lips, who straight on kisses dream,
    Which oft the angry Mab with blisters plagues,
    Because their breaths with sweetmeats tainted are:
    Sometime she gallops o’er a courtier’s nose,
    And then dreams he of smelling out a suit;
    And sometime comes she with a tithe-pig’s tail
    Tickling a parson’s nose as a’ lies asleep....
     
  17. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    Thanks Luci.
    Do you know if that baby born to a woman with a herpes outbreak and caught it during birth?
     
  18. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    Babies born with it have only a 50/50 chance of survival.
     
  19. KrisSam Registered Member

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    really? thats insane! i've had cold sores all my life, and god are they the worst!
    when i was a kid i used to get it on my face, kind of on my cheek, but since puberty it's all been on the lip. i hope they find a cure soon. they are very painful sometimes.
     
  20. Zyxoas Registered Senior Member

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    Okay, are you guys saying that you can't give a person genital herpes from your cold sores, but they can get cold sores on their genitals? What's the difference? OMFG!!

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  21. lucifers angel same shit, differant day!! Registered Senior Member

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    well i know that cold sores can be passed n to children from the mum or dad, i knwo that when babies are born with cold sores they are generally genital herpes, and not total cold sores
     
  22. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    why?
     
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    Cute glasses !

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