A 63-year-old female asked:
what is herpes? how do you get it? how does it effect it?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Vicki Levine answered
41 years experience Dermatology
A virus: While there are several different types of herpes viruses the two that people are most concerned about is herpes type 1 and 2. Typically herpes type 1 causes cold sores on the lips. Type 2 usually involves the genitals. With the sexual habits of today either one can a occur in either location.Both are contagious but can be treated with oral antiviral medications. A person can even be contagious wh.
Answered on Jan 3, 2014
Dr. Ted Anderson answered
28 years experience Gynecology
Virus: Herpes simplex (hsv) is a viral infection. The virus typically casuses fever blisters or cold sores (hsv-1) or genital herpes (hsv-2) although either type can infect either site. It typically causes a painful ulcer at the infected site, although subsequent infections can be less painful. Anti-viral medications like Acyclovir can help.
Answered on Jun 24, 2014
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