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Is it possible to develop oral herpes symptoms 45 days after unprotected oral sex? I developed a sore throats which tested negative of strep this happened 45 days after. The soar throat lasted 5 days but the bumps are still in the back of my throat and they get inflamed on and off? The first day It was burning of the lips and throats tightness which I thought was from eating too much pineapple... then I got hit with Pharangytis the next couple days after the burning lip sensation....also I had pimples above my lip the week before symptoms I don't know if they were blisters or just pimples they had a white headbumps1.thumb.jpg.8dd382fb55afafc6359d29eeabfe3c00.jpg

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blisters will have a clear fluid that can ooze from it. Pimples will have white puss. I am not sure about your symtptoms. It's weird because I have HSV-2, tested negative for HSV-1 but I had the lip tingling, burning sensation, and pimples. Also had phyarngitis. By any chance are you a smoker? I know I am a heavy smoker and these symptoms are associated with it as well. 

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If you still have those blisters get them swabbed to test for both HSV types. Though pretty rare, you can get HSV2 in your mouth from oral. If all you did was oral he may have genital herpes that you contracted orally. 

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Oral HSV2 can appear as a pharyngitis, so yes, it is possible, although it can be anything else. You shouldn't worry much, though, as oral HSV2 rarely reactivates or causes further symptoms. The only way to know for sure is a swab.

If it is oral HSV2, rejoice, in a couple of months it will be much more difficult for you to get genital HSV2.

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1 hour ago, LostInSouth said:

blisters will have a clear fluid that can ooze from it. Pimples will have white puss. I am not sure about your symtptoms. It's weird because I have HSV-2, tested negative for HSV-1 but I had the lip tingling, burning sensation, and pimples. Also had phyarngitis. By any chance are you a smoker? I know I am a heavy smoker and these symptoms are associated with it as well. 

No I do not smoke. These aren't filled with puss they're are just bumps that swell up especially after eating a big meal. How many days after did your symptoms appear?

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30 minutes ago, friendlyboy said:

Oral HSV2 can appear as a pharyngitis, so yes, it is possible, although it can be anything else. You shouldn't worry much, though, as oral HSV2 rarely reactivates or causes further symptoms. The only way to know for sure is a swab.

If it is oral HSV2, rejoice, in a couple of months it will be much more difficult for you to get genital HSV2.

Why would it be more difficult?

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8 minutes ago, WilsoInAus said:

This is almost certainly not related to herpes. Please see a doctor for a diagnosis of this throat condition.

Thank you for your detailed answers. When do symptoms usually appear for oral hsv. I tried google but too many answers appeared. And when is the best time to get tested and which test?

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Herpes lesions will appear 2-12 days from infection. Anything longer than three weeks is certainly not a primary outbreak and hence highly unlikely if indeed possible to be of the form you show in your picture.

Remember in all likelihood you already have an oral HSV-1 infection.

I think though that the best advice is to look to a range of causes with your doctor. Herpes in the list? I'm not so sure it is actually, but what's to stop your doctor from swabbing for a few things?

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23 minutes ago, WilsoInAus said:

Herpes lesions will appear 2-12 days from infection. Anything longer than three weeks is certainly not a primary outbreak and hence highly unlikely if indeed possible to be of the form you show in your picture.

Remember in all likelihood you already have an oral HSV-1 infection.

I think though that the best advice is to look to a range of causes with your doctor. Herpes in the list? I'm not so sure it is actually, but what's to stop your doctor from swabbing for a few things?

Are you saying by photo looks like the virus ? Any idea of its another virus

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57 minutes ago, Lisa777 said:

No I do not smoke. These aren't filled with puss they're are just bumps that swell up especially after eating a big meal. How many days after did your symptoms appear?

I think actually closer to a month.

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3 minutes ago, LostInSouth said:

I think actually closer to a month.

 

3 minutes ago, LostInSouth said:

I think actually closer to a month.

Hmm this really sucks and what's worst is this was my first time doing this at 24 *slaps head* he seems like a big liar from what I know. Because there is someone I follow on here and she posted a pic very similar to mine and said she got hsv 1...did your cobblestone looking throat disappear?

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1 hour ago, Lisa777 said:

 

Hmm this really sucks and what's worst is this was my first time doing this at 24 *slaps head* he seems like a big liar from what I know. Because there is someone I follow on here and she posted a pic very similar to mine and said she got hsv 1...did your cobblestone looking throat disappear?

i should have clairifed. That is the only symptom I did not have.I did have a few looking ones, but tested negative both swap and IGG for HSV-1. 

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7 minutes ago, LostInSouth said:

i should have clairifed. That is the only symptom I did not have.I did have a few looking ones, but tested negative both swap and IGG for HSV-1. 

What's the diff between one and two? And which is worst? If I only did oral is there a chance I can develop genital symptoms...sounds crazy but I've never had penatrative sex

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1 hour ago, Lisa777 said:

What's the diff between one and two? And which is worst? If I only did oral is there a chance I can develop genital symptoms...sounds crazy but I've never had penatrative sex

between the two tests or between HSV-1 & 2? HSV-2 is genital herpes, contracted through vaginal sex, or any sexual activity in that area. HSV-1 is oral and is extremely more common. You can get HSV-1 from more than just having sex. You can get it as a child from kissing, you can get it from drinking after someone who has an open sore. It's not just a sexually transmitted disease; whereas HSV-2 is.

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I'll add a bit to that.

HSV-1 and HSV-2 are two separate viruses defined by their DNA. They have similar DNA and also a lot of similar characteristics.

Technically they can infect a range of cells, but are most successful and tuned to nerve cells. Either type can in theory infect any nerve ending anywhere on the body.

HSV-1 is tuned to the oral nerve system, but is actually pretty effective on any nerve location and can infect genitals through oral sex.

HSV-2 is very tuned to genital nerves, over 95% of infections are genital. The remainder are usually oral and these mostly acquired at birth.

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4 minutes ago, WilsoInAus said:

I'll add a bit to that.

HSV-1 and HSV-2 are two separate viruses defined by their DNA. They have similar DNA and also a lot of similar characteristics.

Technically they can infect a range of cells, but are most successful and tuned to nerve cells. Either type can in theory infect any nerve ending anywhere on the body.

HSV-1 is tuned to the oral nerve system, but is actually pretty effective on any nerve location and can infect genitals through oral sex.

HSV-2 is very tuned to genital nerves, over 95% of infections are genital. The remainder are usually oral and these mostly acquired at birth.

So if you get hsv2 through oral sex you'll still get oral symptoms ?

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12 minutes ago, WilsoInAus said:

Yes this is correct, most likely involving the lips, that is, the most likely point where the virus enters the body.

Wait I just had to smack my head because i did not write that last question correctly. If you only did oral and nothing else yet still get  get hsv2 can you get symptoms on your genitals? Or only oral symptoms

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HSV transmits at the contact point and infects the nerve ganglion at the contact point. You are then contagious from that nerve ganglion and where it reaches.

Hence if you are infected orally, then there would need to be contact with your mouth to transmit.

Your genitals are not infected in this scenario and are not infectious or will experience herpetic lesions.

This is a bit academic for your circumstance, you almost certainly were not infected orally from the episode you describe.

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37 minutes ago, WilsoInAus said:

HSV transmits at the contact point and infects the nerve ganglion at the contact point. You are then contagious from that nerve ganglion and where it reaches.

Hence if you are infected orally, then there would need to be contact with your mouth to transmit.

Your genitals are not infected in this scenario and are not infectious or will experience herpetic lesions.

This is a bit academic for your circumstance, you almost certainly were not infected orally from the episode you describe.

Sorry for all the questions. I just saw a user name ijustwannabeok state she tested positive and her throats and symptoms looked exactly like mine so I guess i freaked out

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3 hours ago, Lisa777 said:

Sorry for all the questions. I just saw a user name ijustwannabeok state she tested positive and her throats and symptoms looked exactly like mine so I guess i freaked out

20% of HSV2 infections are oral, 80% are genital.  HSV2 prefers the genital area.  Don't listen to all the wannabe dr's on here.  We have no clue what it is and pretending to know just confuses folks.  20-30% of the population does not have hsv1.  So have em swab it for viruses and bacteria including hsv1 and 2.  Why not?  

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20% of HSV-2 infections are not oral, you have anything approaching a source for such a confusing statement?

And yes over 70% of the population does have HSV-1.

Can you clarify your comments?? They're the most confusing I've read all day.

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