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Do i have herpes? i am a 22 year old male. for the past three days i have had a high fever (102-104) along with drowsiness, vomiting, sore throat, sluggishness, and neck pain. additionally, sores have appeared - on the back of my throat, on the tip of my

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Laura McMullen
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Without : Without examining you, it is hard to say for sure what you have. You could be having an initial infection of herpes causing your symptoms, or you may have another viral illness such as coxsackie virus (hand, foot and mouth illness often seen in little kids) or herpangina (sore throat due to ulcers). To know for certain, you should give your doctor a call and have them take a look. If your fever persists above 104f, fever remains for more than 5 days, if your vomiting worsens, if you think you are dehydrated, or if you feel sicker after 3-4 days instead of better you should see your doctor. Good luck!
Dr. John Leander Po
Infectious Disease 19 years experience
Get tested-: Not only herpes needs to be considered here. Depending on the precautions you take when being intimate with someone, acute HIV infection is a consideration. This can be evaluated by doing some blood work. Finally, flu season is in full swing so, based on the many possibilities, get yourself checked out!
Dr. David Schleimer
A Verified Doctoranswered
39 years experience
Viral?: If it is a primary herpetic stomatitis or flu, which can be very uncomfortable, Amoxicillin will be of no use (unless to treat a secondary bacterial infection). If viral, treat symptoms, it will abate, but stay hydrated! if it is indeed bacterial (bacterial infections tend to have higher fevers) then perhaps a culture and sensitivity test for a specific antibiotic would be wise. Good luck!
Last updated Oct 3, 2016

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