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Is there a machine to detect when herpes virus is on the skin surface

A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Genital herpes: Between visible outbreaks, herpes simplex virus (HSV) resided in spinal nerve ganglia (nodes of nerve cells near the spine) and in the skin or mucous ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Herpes: This is how the viral infection or re-currence of the virus manifests in the human. It infects a piece of skin. As it heals the virus migrates to the ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Sure it is: Herpes simplex type 1 or 2 can infect many different places on the body. Herpes zoster (shingles) can appear as blisters on many different places in d ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
29 years experience Family Medicine
Up to 3 - 4 hours: It's possible, but not super likely. You have to have a pretty large quantity of virus hanging out on the inanimate object (say for instance a straw), ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Hours to weeks: Longer if a dry surface. You are contagious when you have a sore on your face. But you are also contagious a few days a month when you have no symptom ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Alcohol: Or chlorine bleach. On the other hand, herpes is not transmitted this way.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
No: It's not a respiratory virus.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claudette Anderson
Specializes in Gynecology
If your have the: Misfortune of having an encephalitis , which is rare unless you are immunosupressed.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dave Burns
45 years experience Dentistry
Ask if they have or: Cold sores (also called fever blisters.) groups of fluid-filled blisters that often erupt around the lips and sometimes under the nose or around the c ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
More info needed: I don't understand the question. What do you mean by "different intensities"? Some people have no symptoms at all, and others have severe or frequent ... Read More

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