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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
43 years experience Endodontics
Multi factorial: Avoid sun exposure, get plenty of rest, keep up a healthy immune system, good nutrition, avoid physical and mental stressors, and others who have tran ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
Can vary: First outbreak of hsv-2 can vary from happening within 2-12 days post exposure, to longer than that for some.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: A herpes 2 outbreak doesn't impact ivf treatment. No worries.
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A female asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No way to know: Herpes is usually painful. Not just itchy. If the outbreak is different than your normal then prob not. You might check with your doc to look at it t ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Well, Herpes : Simplex 1 could infect the genitals.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Not really: Herpes virus types 1 and 2 are contagious, mainly by direct contact with an infected person's sores. A never-infected person, without protective antib ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
8 years experience Dermatology
Depends: Dangerous can mean different things to different people. It can be dangerous because it causes genital lesions which are hazardous to your sex life. I ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience Dermatology
No: Hsv-1 and hsv-2 are different type of virus. You may have hsv-1 genital herpes, but not hsv-2.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hasan Khondker
12 years experience Internal Medicine
Cold sores can be: symptoms of a herpes breakout.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Leaderman
48 years experience Dentistry
Eat Yogurt: Herpes simplex virus is when you get little cold sores on the outside of your mouth or the tip of your nose. Try not to touch the cold sore, you coul ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Finke
14 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not really: You really need an antiviral cream or oral medication to be most effective. Over the counter abreva is better than carmex.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
It isn't: These viruses are very similar except that type i usually infects around the mouth and type ii around the genitalia.
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Goren
31 years experience 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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marlon White
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Variable: Some patients have virtually no pain and others are in such pain it is difficult to sit or empty the bladder. Seek treatment early to reduce pain and ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erinn Huffman
10 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Different Viruses: Hsv 1 and 2 are 2 viruses in the same family. They cause oral 'cold sores' and genital herpes. Both viruses can cause genital herpes.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denise Elser
Specializes in Gynecology
Usually oral: Herpes infections are described as type i (oral /cold sores)or type ii(genital). However, either type can cause affect either location. Igg antibody d ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Yes: Oral herpes simplex virus-1, can be transmitted to the genitals via fellatio or cunnilingus, just as hsv-2 can be transmitted from person's genitals t ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olayinka Adedayo
35 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Its going to be genital herpes simplex 1.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Yes
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience Dermatology
No: Herpes 1 and herpes 2 are two different types of the same virus. Usually hsv1 causes cold sores and hsv2 causes genital herpes. However, one can see e ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
28 years experience Dentistry
No, but,: You can get hsv1 in the gential area from someone with hsv1 or hsv2 in the oral area from someone with hsv2. They are 2 distinct forms of herpes virus ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Ony superficially: Genital herpes is a highly contagious sexually transmitted disease (std) caused by the virus herpes simplex type 2 (hsv2). It's related to the virus t ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes simplex: Herpes simplex is transmitted by direct contact with a lesion or the body fluid of an infected individual.Transmission may also occur through skin-to- ... Read More

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