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Foods that aggravate herpes

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 36 years experience
Can happen: Anything that touches an open herpes lesion can transmit herpes to another person. So the answer is yes, this can happen.

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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Some kinds, yes: genital herpes is spread by sexual contact. There are many herpes viruses and related viruses that are spread by respiratory (coughing, etc) and prod... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Collins
Dr. Donald Collinsanswered
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Yes: Herpes is a virus that causes cold sores around your mouth. There is another herpes virus that causes genital infection, but you cannot catch that fr... Read More
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Herpes: Yes and No. Most people get oral herpes as children from other family members. 75% of Americans have this virus. Before you worry about others giving ... Read More
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Yes.: The herpes virus is shed prior to the actual rash.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Roman
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Doubt : It would pass with such limited exposure but still a chance. During outbreak would avoid direct contact. Obviously you are aware of outbreak just use... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Fine
Infectious Disease 31 years experience
None: Avoiding certain foods will not make any difference.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management 17 years experience
Shingle's Diet : There is no well studied scientific evidence that a certain food should be eaten or avoided in setting of herpez zoster (shingles). A healthy varied d... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
None: Food choices are very seldom the key to the management of any illness, other than the nutritional disease. Being sick is difficult enough without supe... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Of course not!: You cannot catch herpes without intimate contact. If you're not kissing or having sex with the person with herpes, you'll never get it. Anyway, for ev... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 36 years experience
Herpes: I do not believe so. The virus would need a open sore, crack or cut to enter the body. Could a herpes virus live on food and then brush over a open so... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eleanor Host
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Could be herpes: I have heard of citrus type foods triggering a herpes outbreak. You can also get skin irritation from citric acid if it touches your skin and then you... Read More

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