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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Herpes un-curable: Nope. Not at this time. But the infection can be suppressed by medications if there is any risk of contagiousness or recurring outbreaks and sores.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
43 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Hsv transmission requires direct contact of mucus membrane to mucus membrane, either oral or genital.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Carleo
22 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Antibodies: It indicates that you have antibodies to HSV. There are two types of HSV...type 1 and type 2. The common antibodies are IgG (long term) and IgM (sho ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
45 years experience in Internal Medicine
HSV: Hello ~ I NEVER do this Ab test, unless I am looking for cerebral herpes. The test works everyone up for nothing and is of no great medical importance ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Well, Herpes : Simplex 1 could infect the genitals.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Leaderman
48 years experience in Dentistry
Eat Yogurt: Herpes simplex virus is when you get little cold sores on the outside of your mouth or the tip of your nose. Try not to touch the cold sore, you coul ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
40 years experience in Dermatology
Blisters: First you get a tingling or painful sensation, then there is the development of a groups of blisters. The blisters open up and then become crusted and ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Herpes Simplex Virus: 1 (hsv -1) can cause genital lesions. (however it doesn't morph into hsv-2).
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Yash
45 years experience in Dentistry
See doctor: There are no cures for these viral attacks but they can be controlled. There are medications to treat the lesions and pain. Some can be topical, lik ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
17 years experience in Psychiatry
Chapped lips & HSV?: In short, no. Chapped lips are the same as "dry skin" over any other part of your body. They're not the result of a virus. Increasing ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
24 years experience in Infectious Disease
There are none: I don't want to knock the homeopathic guys...But there is only one path for effective treatment and prevention. Avyclovir and valacyclovir preparatio ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Finke
14 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not really: You really need an antiviral cream or oral medication to be most effective. Over the counter abreva is better than carmex.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Please get help: Please call your therapist. You obviously do not believe anything we tell you here. Don't understand why you think it is okay to take our time u ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hasan Khondker
12 years experience in Internal Medicine
Cold sores can be: symptoms of a herpes breakout.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: Even if a person who has a herpes simplex virus does not have active lesions they can still transmit the virus through a process called viral shedding ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Herpes: You are most likely to get herpes if you touch the skin of someone who has herpes sores, blisters, or a rash. However, the herpes virus can still be s ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Alexander
61 years experience in Rheumatology
HSV -1: Herpes simplex virus (HSV) can be type-1 (above the wist) or type -2 (below the waist). The former presents as coldsores or mouth ulcerations. The lat ... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Culture result is: More definitive than an antibody test. Some people take longer to make antibody.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: These can beither HSV1 or HSV2 strain. There are a number of HSV strains.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Test not needed : 90% of are carriers of hsv1. Testing can be done through a blood antibody test but usually is not since 90% will be positive. If you have an oral cold ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
It could be: Burning, tingling, itchy - painful.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Herpes simplex: Herpes simplex is transmitted by direct contact with a lesion or the body fluid of an infected individual.Transmission may also occur through skin-to- ... Read More
A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Sussman
22 years experience in Pathology
Most likely not: Hsv type 1 most commonly causes oral herpes ("cold sores") and only rarely causes genital disease. Oral herpes is extremely common, and since anyone w ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: It's also used for shingles, oral herpes (cold sores), and herpes that occurs in other areas, such as the anus or skin.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haresh Jhangiani
32 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
No: U need to run sequential testing to chck for infection and immunity form HSV
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience in Infectious Disease
HSV testing: I think part of your report got cut off. Usually a lab report will state the cut off for where they call a test positive and where it's negative. IgG ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Herpes Simplex 1: Could cause genital lesions but it doesn't cause genital warts.Human papillomavirus can cause genital warts.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
How do you: know that you have HSV-2 if you are testing negative?
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
Probably not: Make sure your obstetrician knows about your herpes. If oral herpes, there should be no effect at all. If genital, she will know how to take necessary ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Culviner
29 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No: A steroid cannot cause hsv infection. Hsv is a virus that is transmitted to children often transplacentally from the mother in utero. Certainly, the ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
37 years experience in Dentistry
Not typically: The stress of pregnancy on your body could help produce recurrent herpes blisters. The active virus is thought to be limited to the area and not syste ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
37 years experience in Dentistry
Oral herpes can: Transfer. Be careful to avoid contact with all mucosal areas, eyes, cuts in skin, and private areas when lesions (vesicles/blisters) are present and e ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
42 years experience in Dentistry
No diff: There really is no difference between the two except the location on the body where they are found.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Traci Buxton
22 years experience in Family Medicine
No: There are several types of infections that can cause vaginal sores as well as just irritation from excess moisture or wearing chafing clothing. You sh ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience in Dermatology
I don't get it: Herpes 6 is the roseola virus which infects nearly all of us since early childhood. There is speculation about some possible indirect relationship to ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Dauer
Specializes in Family Medicine
No penicillin: Hsv - herpes simples virus is not treated with penicillin which is an antibiotic. Antibiotics do not treat viruses only bacteria. There are topical an ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
9 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: So see your md and get tested and treated appropriately.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience in Internal Medicine
SSRI medications: Are usually effective. Don't wait.
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Prophylaxis: The daily use has been with the idea of decreasing exacerbations and passing on the virus to the sexual partner. It is not without side effects and yo ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
None, unless...: Unless there are some good, human research studies that show there is a definite beneficial effect with monolaurin, there is no need to use it for her ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: I have never heard of hsv2 infection shortening life expectancy.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
44 years experience in Pediatrics
HSV Cure: In a small study, researchers found that the drug -- pritelivir -- substantially curbed 'viral shedding' in people with genital herpes, decreased th ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
HSV?: Are you sure you're not talking about hcv? There's nothing new that i'm aware of for hsv, and little reason for new drugs. The drugs available now ( ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Herpes: Taking valacylcovir to prevent or to turn down potential viral shedding and contagiousness diminishes the risk by 50%. This is the best that can be d ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
43 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Small: If person b has no active sores the risks are small on a single exposure. If they have open and active sores the risk is at least 50%.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Judy Black
21 years experience in Pediatrics
Possibly: It is possible for a viral infection in the mom, like hsv, to cause hearing loss in an infant. However, there are many possible causes for hearing los ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Something happened?: Before i can answer this question, and I am happy to, i need to know what happened or what you are experiencing.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
Hsv: More information is needed location of outbreak etc let us know
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Viral Shedding: The herpes virus can occasionally be spread when there are no symptoms due to a phenomena known as viral shedding. It is possible for a person to car ... Read More
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