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Do I have herpes

A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Low risk, maybe zero: A brief social kiss carries little or no risk. Prolonged (sexual) kissing is higher risk. In both cases, the risk of course is highest if your infecte ... Read More

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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
New infection: Yes. You have a new infection.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Unlikely: This is probably staphylococcal. See a doctor and have this examined, diagnosed and treated. Not likely to be herpetic.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maybe: Some patients do have lesions in the genital and oral region. However, if this is cold sore herpes (HSV1) it is more often just an oral infection. I ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brock Andersen
16 years experience Dermatology
Herpes from bottle: Oral herpes is not easily spread from sharing drinking containers, but can be spread from physical contact even without any clinically active lesions. ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
A few possibilities: Yeast still might be possible; it can be difficult to confirm with testing, and some yeast strains are resistant to usual treatments. Maybe allergy (e ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
35 years experience Family Medicine
Family practice : There is herpes simplex 1 and 2. You stated you have a titer for herpes simplex 2. That is usually consider oral herpes which will cause cold sores. ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Likely: Igm is produced first in response to an antigen, so suggests you are recently infected (within weeks); as to which, test should reflect hsv1 ("oral") ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Join the majority: Most people acquire this virus as children, usually from their mothers. Only a few have symptoms. Most are not aware that they carry it. The most comm ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Stop popping: Doctor's order. Do you want a staph infection to damage your pelvis? Scar your skin? Blood and puss would represent folliculitis and probably not herp ... Read More
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