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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Recurrent blisters: Happen with herpes in most cases, if no active lesions it is more difficult to say. Blood tests can show new or previous exposure. HSV Type 1 lesion... Read More

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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Free, public forum: You have no question submitted here, but just a statement. A question is something you are wondering about and would like an answer to. Submit a quest... Read More
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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
Pediatrics 20 years experience
See your doctor: Get an exam and have a physician answer this question for you. If you are having lesions now - it is the time to go!
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Herpes: Herpetic lesions are small fluid filled bumps called vesicles, usually a cluster,rarely single.They are painful, sometimes early tingling or it... Read More
Dr. Larry Eastburn
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Cultures can help: HSV1 and HSV2 have similar morphology and natural history. Recurrent small grouped vesicles occurring on a reddened base, usually painful and found on... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 38 years experience
Yes : When the virus becomes active the sores can be quite painful. Oral herpes can be treated with a laser to hasten healing and eliminate the pain.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denise Elser
Specializes in Gynecology
Dont be guilty: Herpes is a virus. Being exposed to a virus is akin to catching a cold. If everyone had a blood test for herpes, estimeates put it at 75% positive. Mo... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Simple test!: Serologies for herpes simplex one and two are available and will let you know if you have either!
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Get tested: Hsv2 has variable length asymptomatic periods, so short of noticing an outbreak, best way is to get tested. See: http://stdtesting.Com/how-many-peop... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Neumann
Gynecology 37 years experience
Yes, not uncommon: In the HIV era, its not uncommon for women to request blood tests to screen for stds. There is a blood test that looks for antibodies your immune syst... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Be seen: Both blood tests and lesional tests are needed to confirm the diagnosis.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Selke
Infectious Disease 16 years experience
...: Genital herpes can be treated with several different medications including acyclovir, Famciclovir and valacyclovir. Treatment can be offered as the ou... Read More

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