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A 31-year-old member asked:

I think i have herpes labialis. what should i do?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Genital Herpes HSV 2: Please get in to see a trusted health care provider. You want to have this diagnosis confirmed and to be fully suppressed or treated if you should ever become pregnant. Herpes is easily treated and is usually easily suppressed. One with herpes needs to know where and which virus they have and how to not transmit it to their partners or babies.

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A 49-year-old female asked:

What is herpes labialis?

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Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 25 years experience
Viral infection: Herpes is a viral infection that spreads from person to person by direct contact. It causes small red sores that break open and then heal. The virus then stays in the body in the area where the sores were. It spreads easiest when there are open sores but can still spread even when you can't see anything on the skin.
Last updated Apr 19, 2013
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