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Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not that I am aware: of.

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A 7-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
41 years experience Periodontics
Not from that: It causes hand, foot and mouth disease, which is a viral infection usually in kids.It causes a blister-like rash on the affected parts. You may be th ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Yes: It is generally less common. The incubation period is generally 2-5 days. All the best.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: The rash associated with hand, foot and mouth disease in infants and small children often begins in the genital area.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
48 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: There are lots of strains of parvovirus and having one doesn't make you immune to others.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
9 years experience Family Medicine
Not really: Typically you can only get chicken pox once. After that you can get a second type of infection from the same virus called shingles. Shingles is a pain ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience Pediatrics
Most get it once: Most people get mono only once. Rarely mono can recur or reactivate. Also bear in mind there are other viral infections that have the same symptoms as ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
No: You can get hepatitis b from having sex, but not just from kissing. Aren't you vaccinated already?
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
48 years experience Family Medicine
Lots more than tha: Amenorrhea means that you are not having your period, there are lots of causes of not having periods including pregnancy. If you get pregnant 5 time ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: I have read of a small fraction of the population that has trouble developing immunity to this virus that may have repeated attacks. Infants who have ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawan Tarawneh
17 years experience Neurology
Yes: One can get viral meningitis more than once. However, in this case, your doctor will likely consider further evaluation like searching for particular ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Want to test ?: Many years ago kids were often labeled cpx for several forms of blistering illness because 2 million cases/yr occurred in the us and docs didn't want ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Escobar
8 years experience Family Medicine
Chicken Pox: You get shingles if you were infected with chicken pox earlier in life and something activates the dormant virus and causes shingles. The chicken pox ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Herpes: You cannot get the same herpes virus more than once.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
No: There are two types of herpes: hsv-1 and hsv-2. You can get each one once, but the virus then lives forever in your nerve cells, and can cause recurr ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: There are multiple causes of myocarditis and having it once does not provide immunity. In fact same types of myocarditis may recur, e.g., rheumatic my ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
40 years experience Pediatrics
HSV1: Cold sores are hsv1 and they virus stays with us so the reappearance of cold sores is not a new infection . It is a restimulation of the virus already ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Most adults: Most adults already have this virus but have no symptoms. So they are already immune. A person can get a blood test to determine if they have immunity ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mak Yousefpour
17 years experience Podiatry
Yes: see a podiatrist for treatment options. In fact you may have contracted the wart from the swimming pool
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yakub Pothiawala
25 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: It depends what kind of ulcer one has. If the ulcer has not healed completely but patient feel better or symptoms free, the ulcer can come again.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
If tolerated: If you can tolerate the pain, i believe 4 times should be the maximum.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
22 years experience Pediatrics
Not immune: You can most certainly catch it again.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on variables: Most will only have it once. Some have other blister producing illnesses like hand/food/mouth disease and are mislabeled cpx, only to have real cpx la ... Read More
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