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How to know if you have herpes

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Medical Assessment.: A cold sore is a lesion with blisters (lip, chin, cheek, nostril & sometimes mouth) which causes burning, pain & itching. It is filled with fl ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Rash/scrapings/blood: You have clinical presentation on genitalia in case of genital herpes and rash in and around mouth like cold sores doctor can take scrapings from the ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rahil Malik
9 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fluid exchange: Herpes is most commonly transmitted via fluid exchange through kissing, oral-genital sex, sexual intercourse. Usually, upon exposure, there is a laten ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
More info needed: Presumably you have been diagnosed with genital herpes due to HSV type 1, right? HSV1 mostly causes oral herpes but can cause genital. Most genital HS ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Rosenfeld
42 years experience Dermatology
HSV is contagious: Even between episodes of visible cold sores (HSV) on lips, people can be asymptomatic shedders of the virus from saliva, and mucosal lesions. Valtrex ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Harris
32 years experience Family Medicine
Touchy situation: A lesion on your lip means you are actively shedding virus and are contagious, so oral sex is out. Genital herpes present with no outbreak there does ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No test needed: If you have no problem, don't bother with a test. If you have been exposed to a sexual partner with genital herpes, an antibody test may be helpful i ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Med eval: Medical evaluation.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
By exam: If you mean why and how you will suspect that you have herpes, yhat you can only do if you have clinical rash on genitalia for herpes genitalis usuall ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
44 years experience Internal Medicine
Get checked: When you have symptoms see your doctor. Do know that you can spread the disease even if you do not have symptoms.

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