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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
35 years experience Pediatrics
The only: Link they have is they are both members of the Herpes family of viruses. They both can cause mouth sores. They both are contagious.
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Dr. Stephen Scholand
23 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes cousins: Actually yes indeed. The virus that causes herpetic whitlow- usually HSV-1 (but sometimes HSV-2) is related to the same virus that causes chicken pox. ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Confusing question: The varicella virus, a virus in the herpes family of dna viruses, causes chickenpox. It is in the same family as the herpes simplex virus but they are ... Read More
A 3-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
No: They are caused by different viruses and the vaccine would not prevent or otherwise affect how the kid dealt with the other virus. There is no vaccine ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Ewing
19 years experience Pediatrics
Not Chicken Pox: The limited location of the rash/bumps make chicken pox unlikely. Chicken pox would also cause symptoms like fever and malaise. The rash could be a vi ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Not really: A family of dna viruses known to cause significant human disease includes the herpes simplex strains that are well known to cause herpes i and ii an ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Other conditions caused by viruses belong to herpes family are: infectious mononucleosis, roseola infantum, kaposi sarcoma beside familiar ones such a ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
No, but related: They are related but different. There are several human herpes viruses. All cause an initial infection, then lie dormant and may recur later. Herpes s ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
15 years experience Dermatology
VZV HSV HerpesZoster: Too many viruses and bad naming are part of the problem here. Hsv=herpes simplex virus. This shows up as herpes on the lips or genital areas. V ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
14-21 days: After exposure, a susceptible individual whether exposed appropriately to chickenpox or shingles, chickenpox will develop with a mean of 17 days.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Misinformed?: 75% of americans have herpes one. It is more likely that you already have been exposed than that this scenario you describe has put you at risk. If y ... Read More

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