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is genital herpes a serious condition
A 35-year-old member asked:
17 years experience Family Medicine
Not much: If a patient takes a medication for genital herpes without actually having genital herpes, then that patient in general would be susceptible to the si ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
57 years experience Pathology
See below: Herpes once present never goes away fortuantely the symptosms tend to lessen with time and also there are treatments that lessen the disease.
A 27-year-old member asked:
32 years experience Pediatrics
Yes, due to a virus: The way to avoid genital herpes is to avoid the virus. On an individual basis, that means no sexual contact with "sores" or possible "sores". Extra sa ... Read More
26 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Genital herpes is caused by an infectious virus called herpes simplex virus. It is generally a sexually transmitted disease.
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Only by sex: This depends on what you mean by "contagious". Genital herpes is ttransmitted to other persons)only by having sex. Some people think "contagious" mean ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Shouldn't be..: No lesions and using a condom should keep from transmission during intercourse.
A 42-year-old member asked:
47 years experience Rheumatology
If....: The mouth is infected as well.
A 47-year-old member asked:
18 years experience Urology
Aging bladder: Unfortunately as people age the incidence of incontinence increases. Fortunately treatment is available and effective.
A 37-year-old member asked:
43 years experience Family Medicine
Condoms: It has been shown that if you are very careful and avoid contact during "known "infective periods still 10% will transmit hsv.My best answer: have par ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
27 years experience General Practice
Your Body: You do not need any one's permission, even a doctor's permission to use tampons. You should use whatever works best for you or feels best. I am very ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
28 years experience Dermatology
Do not pop it, try: taking acetaminophen and hot bath with domeboro powder or even washcloth with domeboro soaked on it to dry out blister.
A 25-year-old female asked:
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Uncertain: Although monoamines (seritonin, norepinephrine and dopamine) have been theoretically implicated there is no proof of their direct role. Genetic predi ... Read More
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