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Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Tricky herpes: You can actually get herpes wherever the virus 'lands' and there is a break (scratch) in the skin or a mucous membrane (like the lips, genitals or eve ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Herpes can appear on the armpit or axillary region.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes? STD?: HIV is not a likely cause. Herpes could cause multiple oral ulcers, usually not just one. Painful urination could indicate an STD like gonorrhea, chla ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
You're in luck...: Shingles comes from within. A person who had varicella in childhood should have immunity to varicella, and should have varicella virus remaining insid ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emily Lu
Dr. Emily Lu answered
6 years experience Family Medicine
Person to Person: Scabies are mites that are transmitted by person to person contact, either from adult to adult, adult to child or child to child.. Since scabies can s ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Germs get into skin: Impetigo appears after germs get access to the deeper layers of the skin surface. Often a kid with contaminated fingers will scratch a bite or itchy p ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sexual activity: You can only catch an std by having sexual contact with another person. This can be from vaginal, oral or anal sex. Some diseases are passed from pass ... Read More
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Exposure to case: Since the disease hasn't been found active in the world since 1977, it would be quite a notable event for you to get smallpox. While it was active it ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Affleck
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsillitis: You can be exposed to someone who has an infection. These infections can be spread by direct contact, coughing or sneezing, or by eating or drinking ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
From herpes virus: A person usually gets genital herpes from another person's fresh herpes sores. The other person may have sores on his or her genitals, lips, fingers, ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Indu Lal
Dr. Indu Lal answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Pinworm eggs: Pin worms spread because the carrier spreads eggs thru bed sheets, furniture, eggs in hands and nails and serving food.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
If that person has : An active herpes lesion in the mouth or are secreting the herpes virus before they see the lesion then you could get herpes.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Stay Away: The best answer is to avoid close contact were droplets from our breathing comes in contact with the other person. Also good handwashing helps. But av ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
See your Dr: Genital warts are easy for a doctor to identify. Syphilis also has an easily recognizable lesion and very identifiable spirochete organisms in early p ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
Testing: A herpes viral culture can determine if a rash is due to the herpes virus. A doctor can perform this if there is an active lesion. If there is no ac ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miguel Cano
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Can't: All you can do is control outbreaks with anti-viral meds & staying healthy and your immune system strong. Sorry.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
39 years experience Preventive Medicine
Fecal Exposure: The most common risk factor for roundworm acquisition is fecal contact. Therefore, washing your hands will go a long way toward prevention of picking ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Byron Hapner
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Good question: Since herpes may be transmitted silently, telling future partners is the right thing to do. Be familiar with the medical facts: http://www.Cdc.Gov/s ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samer Muala
14 years experience Family Medicine
Symptoms: Does your partner have it? Burning sensation. Lesions on penis or vagina?
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Pan
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends on frequency: If is a first time or second recurrence, then there is medication to make it go away faster. If it comes back frequently, then there are daily medica ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
The process of ....: Getting pregnant is the same, herpes or not.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
No: No. Genital HPV is only transmitted by intercourse.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Seeyour GYN: Herpes usually recurs in teh same spot your gyn can do a herpes culture and blood work also.

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