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is herpes b complex a communicable?

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Dr. Candace Spann
Dermatology 21 years experience
Herpes simplex: Herpes is typically described as a crop or cluster of vesicles. The vesicles usually have a clear fluid in the center of the bump and are painful or itchy. They are most commonly on the lips or in the nose. It can also present in the genital region and it is contagious. See your dermatologist for proper diagnosis and management.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Herpes B: Among the nonhuman-primate herpesviruses, only herpes b virus is clearly able to cause disease in humans. The disease usually has a devastating infection of the central nervous system, occurs in humans and some primates that are not common hosts for this virus.As of 2002, there were 26 documented cases of human b virus infection, 16 of which led to death. It is contagious.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

I am in a monogamous relationship, am I safe from herpes?

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Dr. Ron Jones
Family Medicine 45 years experience
No: There are 2 people in a monogamous relationship. You cannot always be sure what the other half is doing even if you are in the relationship with a priest (can a priest date these days?); have you been exposed prior to the relationship? Sometimes the virus will lie dormant for determined periods of time prior to becoming active. Dr. J.
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Will antiviral medication be effective in treating my herpes outbreaks?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes: Oral antiviral medications are helpful in preventing or clearing up herpes sores. Topical antiviral creams are somewhat helpful but not as helpful as oral medications. To treat an outbreak, one should start the medication as soon as possible to get the best effect.
A 22-year-old member asked:

What is propolis? Can it work for my herpes?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Maybe, but unproven: Propolis is a substance made by bees (out of plant nectar & sap) to seal parts of their hive. Placed on herpes sores, some studies have claimed better healing. However, propolis is not a single item, because bees just use what they can find for their hives. Propolis is different in different hives, even in different parts of one hive, and especially in different parts of the country or the world.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Is mono a form of herpes?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: Mono (infectious mononucleosis) is caused by epstein barr virus (ebv), and herpes sores are caused by herpes simplex viruses type 1 or type 2. Herpes simplex and ebv are different viruses.
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How can I tell if I have scabie or herpes?

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Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine 44 years experience
See Dr.: These lesions look different ;both should be treated asap.

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