Herpes infection is a viral infection caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). There are two types of herpes virus, HSV-1 and HSV-2, which cause lesions in the genitals, lips, oral mucosa, and face. Some of the symptoms include blisters, ulcers, cold sores, vaginal discharge, and pain on urinating.
All the answers published on this website are written by verified Health and Wellness Experts and Therapists. The Content has been moderated by the iCliniq Content Review Team before publication. Post your health questions on iCliniq-Wellness by choosing the right Wellness Specialty and get them answered. Your queries will be answered 24/7 by top Wellness Experts from iCliniq-Wellness.
Query: Hi doctor,If I buy used lip gloss with an applicator that dips into the bottle, could there be any worrisome that bacteria or viruses from the previous user's lips withstand the cosmetic preservatives? I am worried, especially about the oral herpes virus. I keep reading the conflicting information a... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Infection can be transferred from one individual to another if we use a lip gloss used by a person suffering from any kind of infection. Usually, the lips do not act as a carrier site for any microorganism. An organism that causes the infection is usually manifested clin... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor,Before a month, someone who has labial herpes kissed me on my cheek. After that, my lips were burning, but I did not apply any lotion on the lips till now. I am a little bit hypochondriac. Before two days I met my boyfriend and I kissed him on the cheeks. The next day, I felt pain in my ch... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As I understand you are conscious about you and your friend's health. But, no need to worry. First, I would like to tell you that herpes infections are transmitted by direct contact like kissing, and manifest with multiple painful vesicles, which may develop into ulcer... Read Full »