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Herpes simplex 1 virus

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Cold sore?: Herpes simplex virus 1 ; 2 infections can be spread to others.

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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marius Frasie
25 years experience Internal Medicine
UNLIKELY: WHAT WOULD HERPES DO ON MEAT IN THE FRIDGE?
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Unlikely to happen: HSV passed at birth can cause brain damage from a devastating encephalitis.In a milder case, if caught & treated early, a localized skin eruption ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
It helps ....: While anti-bacterial hand sanitizer doesn't kill viruses, using it will help protect you from becoming infected. Alcohol based products may be especi ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Herpes Testing: Herpes tests are positive or negative. The 'number' associated with the test is thus meaningless. You need to re-ask this question since there should ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristina McCaughtry
20 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maybe: The herpes family of viruses are very common. Some people will get outbreaks, others who are exposed may never have an outbreak, and only with a blood ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
HSV 1: HSV 1 is the "cold sore" virus & blood tests can show if u've been exposed (& therefore infected with) the virus. Some people never know it, ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Froude
52 years experience Infectious Disease
For life.: It's not as bad as it sounds. The first episode is the worst. Recurrences become less and less symptomatic, and less frequent until finally it stops . ... Read More
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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
2 options: Your options depend upon what's happened thus far. If you already left your prescription at your pharmacy and lost the medications, just go back to ph ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Possibly from : Kissing. It is a common infection that is the most frequent cause of cold sores.
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