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Would you know if your having a herpes outbreak

A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Not good: Most humans are infected with herpes simplex virus at some time in early life, and once infected the virus never leaves you. There are many people wh ... Read More

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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Sounds more: like ingrown hairs. But difficult to say without examination. You need to show it to your doctor or urology specialist to make sure.
A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
18 years experience Dermatology
Call gi: Whenever there is an active infection the gastroenterologist may wish to defer performing the colonoscopy. call your doctor to discuss.
A female asked:
Dr. Kevin Carr
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes.: You cannot transmit the Herpes infection to another part of your body after you get the initial infection. Your body produces antibodies that prevent ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Up to your doctor: This is something to be decided only by the doctor who will be doing the colonoscopy. Maybe not if the outbreak is near your anal area, but maybe OK i ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Yes.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: The diagnosis is made on history and physical exam
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Misinformed?: Herpes contagiousness has no correlation to having sores. This is new information. Herpes is caught through viral shedding. Viral shedding happens at ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gehrig Harris
16 years experience Family Medicine
Check with your doc: Your symptoms and findings sound more like strep throat but why not be certain and get a quick test at your local doctor's office.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Time: And if used early in the outbreak, oral antivirals can help.

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