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A 43-year-old member asked:

getting herpes a few hours after recent kissing. what should i do?

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Dr. Barry Lycka
Dermatology 38 years experience
Medications an treat: See a primary care specialist.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Cold sore: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedites healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your physician can prescribe oral valtrex (valacyclovir).

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A 45-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to have itchless herpes?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Yes: Anything is possible but this would be remarkably unusual. Have a doctor look at these lesions and tell you what they think.
A 23-year-old female asked:

Is gerpes type 1 bad?

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Dr. Pouya Shafipour
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Cold sores: Herpes(i think this is what you mean) type 1 is the main cause of oral cold sores that the first episode is often painful but if he immune system remains strong many times there might not be a recurrence or very few and far in between. If contacted with the genital area it can go to the genital area as well but not very common.
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A 21-year-old male asked:

Do herpes have a foul fishy smell during outbreaks?

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Dr. AARATHI Cholkeri-Singh
Gynecology 19 years experience
Not typically: Herpes do not typically have an odor. A foul, fishy smell is pretty common with a bacterial vaginal infection.
A 28-year-old male asked:

How can you tell if you have herpies?

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Dr. Haresh Sawlani
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Herpes: Grape like clusters ( bunch of vesicles) located in one particular section of the body ( dermatone) is a typical herpes presentation
A 39-year-old member asked:

Are all types of herpes related?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Yes: They are all members of the herpesvirus family. There are 8 human herpes viruses and many many different animal herpesviruses. Except for herpes b, a old world macaque virus, none of the animal herpesviruses spread to people.

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