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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
See doctor. : This doesn't sound like something you should be attempting to treat on your own. You should see a doctor for appropriate testing and treatment.

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Herpes simplex: Docosanol is an antiviral medication used to treat cold sore infections caused by the herpes simplex virus. Docosanol shortens the healing time and th ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Neither: Neither of these will work well for genital herpes. The best option would be to call your doctor for a prescription for an anti-viral medication, suc ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Possibly: If you are shedding virus at the time, I would expect it to transfer easily. Using a condom might provide a level of protection, but even then it migh ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Finke
14 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not really: You really need an antiviral cream or oral medication to be most effective. Over the counter abreva is better than carmex.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Well, Herpes : Simplex 1 could infect the genitals.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Ony superficially: Genital herpes is a highly contagious sexually transmitted disease (std) caused by the virus herpes simplex type 2 (hsv2). It's related to the virus t ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
It could be: Burning, tingling, itchy - painful.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
NO IT DOES NOT: No it does not scar.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
18 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Yes
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Yash
45 years experience in Dentistry
See doctor: There are no cures for these viral attacks but they can be controlled. There are medications to treat the lesions and pain. Some can be topical, lik ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Leaderman
48 years experience in Dentistry
Eat Yogurt: Herpes simplex virus is when you get little cold sores on the outside of your mouth or the tip of your nose. Try not to touch the cold sore, you coul ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Herpes Simplex 1: Could cause genital lesions but it doesn't cause genital warts.Human papillomavirus can cause genital warts.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: It's also used for shingles, oral herpes (cold sores), and herpes that occurs in other areas, such as the anus or skin.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hasan Khondker
12 years experience in Internal Medicine
Cold sores can be: symptoms of a herpes breakout.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olayinka Adedayo
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: No contra-indication but cannot be shared with another person.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Bohannan
24 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes and No: The virus that causes genital herpes (herpes simplex 2) is a different variant of the herpes virus that causes oral herpers (simplex 1). However, ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: Bacitracin is used to treat bacterial skin infections. Genital herpes is caused by the herpes virus, which is treated with antiviral medications.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: If you have a herpetiform lesion on your skin, it is teeming with virus; if it touches mucosa, you can spread it (oral or genital!).
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: These can beither HSV1 or HSV2 strain. There are a number of HSV strains.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Barraza
40 years experience in Pediatric Urology
Possibly: Condylomata or genital warts typically are not symptomatic whereas herpes outbreaks often are preceded by burning pain and itching
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience in Urology
Here are some ...: Ordinary antibiotic like amoxacillin will not help heal the outbreak lesions of genital herpes except superimposed celluitis by amoxacillin sensitive ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: Even if a person who has a herpes simplex virus does not have active lesions they can still transmit the virus through a process called viral shedding ... Read More

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