Jump to content
World's Largest Herpes Support Group
Sign in to follow this  
Pouchoflove

Question HSV 1 or HSV 2? Which is worse?

Recommended Posts

Pouchoflove

Hey guys, I'm a little bit confused on the terms. I know HSV 1 ususally oral... and HSV 2 is genital... and I also understand that HSV 1 can be genital if oral sex was performed. However Can HSV 2 be oral? And if so, does it look different than HSV 1 in terms of cold sores?

I have cold sores... when I first got it it was your typical coldsore... one coldsore then another coldsore... but now its my whole lips swells up and little bumps pop up everywhere. It's like I have chicken pox on my lips. Aside from being tender and extremely swollen, it feels gooey. (Sorry for the graphic details).

I guess I'm just not sure... if HSV 1 affects the mouth differently than HSV 2... assuming HSV 2 can affect the mouth. If that isn't the case... then I must be one of those unlucky ones....

Also, which is worse? Having genital herpes or oral? I mean if I had one little coldsore I woudlnt mind... but in my case it would seem a little worse... almost better if I had genital herpes.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
totalregret

From what I heard HSV 2 is very uncommon and hardly ever reoccurs. That being said, I think it is supposed to act the same way in either location, as both strains are almost identical.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
White Wolf69
From what I heard HSV 2 is very uncommon and hardly ever reoccurs. That being said, I think it is supposed to act the same way in either location, as both strains are almost identical.

With HSV1 can I still get interment with my partner? How without passing it on?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
regret

go in and get tested have them draw blood from you to see? if your breaking out you can pass it onto your partner so i would go have it checked out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

Advertisement

Try a Lysine supplement for cold sores

  • The Hive is Thriving!

    • Total Topics
      68,580
    • Total Posts
      458,214
  • Posts

    • Tomanyob
      I to have one outbreak after another. Never been tested but I know I have it . I would love advice on how to help with lesions on my labia.  Those hurt the worst and last the longest .  I have found if I take a pin and pop the ones on the regular skin and cover them with coconut oil salt scrub ,it drys them up and almost gone immediately and dont spread near as bad .  As I said I have lesions now and I cant seem to make them better . They hurt so bad .   I am new to this and have no idea how I got it. Been with the same person for years . 
    • Hatinithelp
      So I can do the keto diet for 3 days an it will be inactive??
    • Hatinithelp
      I jus recently found out I have hsv. The first test came back negative they said it was jock itch but I had another lil spot pop up in the crease of my leg an that came back positive. I was so broken at that moment. That someone couldn’t have told me so we could have took actions to prevent me from getting it. I understand well all have it but some people’s is active an some people’s aren’t. I have some questions tho. Ever since I have been diagnosed I have been getting these lil spots poppin up on my legs knuckles an other places that itch tremendously bad idk if it’s bc I’m overly paranoid bc I’ve found out I have this or if there is something else wrong w me   I’m embarrassed to go to the doc about it this has really put me into a deep depression an I found this site hoping to get answers an support on how to deal with this I was praying that maybe this was all a bad dream but unfortunately I was wrong. Please help 
    • blurneworder
      Same thing happened to me not long after having unprotected sex.  I have not tested positive for HSV, but I experience what you are in that area
    • Optimistic46
      Diagnosed a year ago. Tried suppression therapy to no avail. Dr prescribed 500mg Valtrex increased to 1000g no help. Two HIV test negative. The worst experience ever. Tried oil of oregano, olive leaf extract, lysine, Multi vitamin. Just read because I’m peri menopausal it might be hormones. Outbreaks are constant hsv 2.  If anyone can can relate, I’m pleading for insight.
×

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.