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how long do you use ointment on hsv 1

A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
It doesn't matter...: ...how long the virus can survive. In HSV infection present for more than a few months, autoinoculation (self transmission to a new part of the body) ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
20 years experience Pediatrics
Cold : Cold sores or fever blisters are caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 (hsv-1) and are extremely common. By the time people reach adulthood, 70-90% o ... Read More
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Dr. Prem Gupta
47 years experience neurology
Low likelihood: Unless you kissed the baby or touched her with contaminated hands at her mouth or lips, the chances of transmission are negligible.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
This would only: help a secondary bacterial infection, not he virus that causes herpes. Acyclovir creme is more efffective.
A female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
18 years experience Family Medicine
HSV : Hsv type 1 is typically passed on by direct exposure to saliva and even droplets from breath. The precautions you took should have been sufficient to ... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
They'll be accurate: There are thousands of lab tests, so doctors and patients have to pick the ones that are needed for a particular situation. Tests are not chosen rando ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
Herpes virus: Herpes virus type 1 (hsv 1) causes upper respiratory infections, usually manifest as "cold sores", which can spread to the skin. Herpes virus type 2 i ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Can't say: All tests have threshold above which they are positive; just because they are supposed to detect something (in this case, likely hsv antibodies), does ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
No, not really: Hsv 1 is considered universally present, in most of the adult population, so there isn't much desire or need to test it further. In a research setting ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Suppress the Virus: You sound like you need to go on a daily dose of anti-herpes medication to break this cycle and perhaps through that lessen the flare ups you are expe ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: About 6 weeks, depending on the type of exposure.
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