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Question about herpes I have type 1 oral herpes

Patient: Question about herpes . I have type 1 oral herpes on my inner thigh. ( I received oral sex from someone who has type 1 oral on their mouth)How can this be transmitted? If someone performs oral sex on me can they get oral herpes? etc what about sex? Can I spread my type one oral to someone and they catch genital herpes?

 

 

Symptoms: Herpes type 1 on inner thigh

 

 

Doctor: Thank you for writing to us.Generally, type 1 herpes tends to be above the waist and type 2 tends to be below the wa ist. Type 1 is oral herpes and spreads by kissing. Type 2 spreads with intercourse. Theoretically, it is possible to get both types of Herpes at any location. Please confirm by seeing a Doctor. But I would recommend you avoid any intercourse and if you must, use a condom. All the best.Hope this helps you.

 


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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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