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herpes simplex encephalitis treatment

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
38 years experience Neurology
Viral infection: Herpes encephalitis is a viral infection ususally due to herpes simplex type 1. The infection affects the temporal and frontal lobes of the brain, are ... Read More
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Dr. Monib Zirvi
20 years experience Dermatology
Brain: Herpes simplex is a family of viruses that commonly infect the mouth and genital areas but also can infect other areas of skin. Occasionally, mostly i ... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Serious: Life threatening infection often focalized over the limbic and temporal cortices, associated often with coma and seizures, with risk of fatality if no ... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
Symptoms: Symptoms of herpes simplex encephalitis include: fever, headache, confusion, trouble speaking or swallowing, problems with gait, weakness to one side ... Read More
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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
PCR for Herpes?: A negative PCR for herpes would be unusual in a person who is suffering from Herpes Simplex encephalitis that was clinically evident by MRI scan and o ... Read More
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Dr. William Singer
50 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Not herpes: If the pcr was negative how was the diagnosis of herpes encephalitis made? Likely another source of viral encephalitis
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Meningoencephalitis, inflammation of brain and its coverings, is one of three forms of herpes infection in newborns which often result in poor neurolo ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
32 years experience Pathology
Acyclovir: While there are many treatments, using Acyclovir is one of the most commonly used for herpetic stomatitis -- and it does not matter if it is herpes ty ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Treatment but not a: Cure. Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedites healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular us ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Antiviral medication: There are antiviral medications available that will help with a current infection and prevent future infections. You need to see your doctor for an ev ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Anti-herpes drugs: This is often referred to as "herpetic whitlow." it's treated the same way other types of herpes are treated: with acyclovir, famciclovir, or valacyc ... Read More
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A 31-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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
40 years experience Dermatology
Three medications: If you want to prevent an outbreak of either herpes 1 or herpes too virus there are three antiviral oral medications that you can take. Since they are ... Read More

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