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is genital herpes a serious condition

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
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

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lightfoot
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.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
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
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Dr. Christopher Blais
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.
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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
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:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Shouldn't be..: No lesions and using a condom should keep from transmission during intercourse.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis Bullock
18 years experience Urology
Aging bladder: Unfortunately as people age the incidence of incontinence increases. Fortunately treatment is available and effective.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
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:
Dr. Robert Killian
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
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
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:
Dr. Martin Raff
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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