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genital herpes caused chickenpox

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience in Pediatrics
No: Herpes and chicken pox are totally different infectious agents.Bilogically, they are related, but are not the same.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Different herpes: Herpes zoster ( chickenpox virus) is different from herpes simplex, the genital herpes virus. If they looked for and found simplex, it is time for tre ... Read More
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A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Haritha Vankireddy
18 years experience in Family Medicine
I : I would recommend that it is beneficial to get shingles vaccine for you. The risk of you getting shingles is as average as any person of your age grou ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
24 years experience in Infectious Disease
Not generally: In general it does not. Testicular pain is either a bacterial infection (epididymitis) or even viral. Other things to consider is torsion.
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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
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. 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 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 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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Both types: Herpes simplex type1 and type 2 can both cause genital herpes. Both types of herpes virus can also cause oral herpes. However, type 2 is most common i ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
Zoster no, c'pox yes: People with their first infection with varicella zoster virus (VZV) (mostly kids w/ chickenpox) are infectious by respiratory secretions -- e.g. cough ... Read More
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Herpes simplex virus type i does infect the genital tract. As a matter of fact, nearly 60% of neonatal herpes infections (mostly acquired from genita ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
37 years experience in Dentistry
Oral herpes can: Transfer. Be careful to avoid contact with all mucosal areas, eyes, cuts in skin, and private areas when lesions (vesicles/blisters) are present and e ... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Goren
31 years experience in Ophthalmology
Antivirals: Well it depends where your infection is but herpes is treatable with antiviral medication such as acyclovir. It doesn't cure you of the virus, but it ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes, due to a virus: The way to avoid genital herpes is to avoid the virus. On an individual basis, that means no sexual contact with "sores" or possible "sores". Extra sa ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
If you have herpes: Simplex 1 and 2 - it is possible to spread it.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Herpes: You are most likely to get herpes if you touch the skin of someone who has herpes sores, blisters, or a rash. However, the herpes virus can still be s ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience in Pain Management
Yes: According what I have read online.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: Herpes simplex 1 or less commonly 2 can be spread by kissing with or without visible lesions on the lips.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
19 years experience in Family Medicine
Virus: The virus is the same, so it could be spread to the genital area by touching the genital area with the virus.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience in Diagnostic Radiology
The virus: is shed from active lesions, and may also be shed to a lesser extent from the same locations during quiescent periods. Usually HSV1 occurs on the lip ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
44 years experience in Family Medicine
No: Warts are caused by viruses in the human papillomavirus family.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
40 years experience in Dermatology
Virus: There are two types of herpes viruses that are most common.Type one causes cold sores and the 2nd types causes genital herpes, although in this day p ... Read More

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