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Question HSV 1 or HSV 2? Which is worse?

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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