Question by  happytimes63 (865)

Can you get herpes in your mouth?

I've heard that you can.


Answer by  Connie45 (1110)

Oral herpes is known as herpes simplex 1 (or "cold sores") and is caused by a virus. Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease, but also caused by herpes simplex, but type 2.


Answer by  mat1294 (48)

Yes, herpes can affect your mouth. It is called labial herpes and can be contracted only by having a contact with the pus of a lesion. There is no treatment that can eradicate the virus in ones body but some treatments can diminish the apperance of the herpes lesion near the mouth.


Answer by  notyourgirlfriend (41)

Technically, you can. Cold sores are a virus in the herpes family. So, if you get fluid from someone's cold sore on your mouth, it will transfer the virus and you will get a cold sore of your own. It cannot be cured, so you are stuck with that cold sore.


Answer by  marhut4381 (131)

Yes, you can get herpes in your mouth but it is not the strain of herpes associated with Genital Herpes. Genital Herpes is classified as Herpes Simplex 2, while Herpes Simplex 1 is the strain found around the mouth.


Answer by  Mable (3008)

Certainly: Herpes is a virus and most sufferers find that outbreaks come and go. Stress, including emotional upheaval but also including lots of sunshine, acidic foods, etc. can cause it to flame up. The most common oral herpes symptom is cold sores.


Answer by  ktt (355)

Oral herpes infection is quite common and contagious. While most people are asymptomatic, some may experience sores on the mouth.

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