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5 Ways How HSV 2 Is Transmitted

5 Ways How HSV 2 Is Transmitted

Over 24 million Americans. That is population in the U.S. infected with genital herpes (HSV 2), according to WebMD. So how do you get HSV 2, and where does it come from? Our expert takes a look at the five most common ways HSV 2 is transmitted. 1. HSV 2 can be transmitted through oral sex HSV 2 is highly contagious by skin-to-skin contact. It can be transmitted even when you have no herpes sores or lesions. If you perform oral sex on someone...

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Canker Sores, Cold Sores, and Chancres. Do They Make You Confused?

Canker Sores, Cold Sores, and Chancres. Do They Make You Confused?

You can experience some types of sores on the mouth or in the genitals at some points in your life. Sometimes, three types of sores, including canker sores, cold sores, and chancres are frequently confused. Because of the same forms and locations, they can be mistaken. However, they’re different conditions caused by different factors. If these kinds of sores make you confused, reading this article may help you understand them clearly. Canker...

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Is It Possible to Get a Cold Sore in Your Nose?

Is It Possible to Get a Cold Sore in Your Nose?

Cold sores usually occur on the lips or around the mouth. But they’re also known to appear in other areas now and again. If you’re worrying about getting a cold sore in your nose, doctors say that this is uncommon and can differ from sores in the mouth or the genital area. Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). It comes in two main types including HSV-1 and HSV-2. HSV-1 usually infects the mouth, causing cold sores...

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How to Recognize if It’s a Herpes Infection or an Ingrown Hair

How to Recognize if It’s a Herpes Infection or an Ingrown Hair

One day you wake up and realize that small bumps and blisters are in your genital area, what do you think? A red warning flag and scare may send to your mind. You obviously think about genital herpes. But don’t panic. The bumps or blisters can result from an ingrown hair that is treated easily. A big concern is how you can know it’s an ingrown hair or herpes. Keep reading this article to recognize it’s a herpes infection or an ingrown hair. How...

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Itchy Balls? Check if You Have Genital Herpes

Itchy Balls? Check if You Have Genital Herpes

Do you ever go around with itchy balls and have to scratch them in public? If yes, this article is for you. Itchy balls have a number of causes. Poor hygiene, such as not bathing for a few days can cause your balls to itch until you get cleaned up. Sweating around your genitals while walking or exercising can also lead to this problem. But it’s easily controlled by wearing cotton underwear or changing your sweaty clothes. If you have...

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What Happens if You Pop Cold Sores?

What Happens if You Pop Cold Sores?

More than 67 percent of people all over the world get cold sores which are caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). Once you’ve had this virus, it remains in the nerve cells and causes more cold sores. These sores are tingling, burning, and uncomfortable. Sometimes, they’re offensive that make you want to pop. However, be careful with popping cold sores because this is more dangerous than you think. It can worsen your infection and lead to...

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