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Can Herpes Simplex Type 1 Turn Into Type 2
HSV: Serologically there is no chance the virus can change between hsv 1 and hsv 2. However, the virus is named for the location of the outbreak. Therefore, a patient with hsv 2 (gential lesion) receives oral sex from a non infected patient can acquire hsv, but will be named hsv 1, for an oral outbreak. Only if a blood test is done can you correctly identify the virus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Type 2 diabetes is an Insulin resistant form of diabetes. Many but not all persons with type 2 end up on Insulin over time because their bodies lose the ability to make enough Insulin to meet their needs. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which the body attacks the cells in the pancreas that make insulin. It is therefore an Insulin deficient form and always requires Insulin therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is type 2 diabetes a lesser evil? Can type 2 become type 1 or vice versa? Can folks with type 1 be cured like folks with type 2 no longer need meds?
Diabetes 1 vs 2: Type 1 diabetes refers to the type where one totally stops making Insulin (e.g. Due to pancreas antibodies) and therefore Insulin is generally the only treatment possible . Type 1 can affect all ages including children/adolescents. Type 2 diabetes is more prevelant due to the increase in obesity rates. Eventually most type 2 diabetics need Insulin but weight loss can reverse it. Oral meds help. ...Read more
Is HSV 1 & HSV 2 the same? The doc said that either 1 can occur in the oral & genital area. Does that mean both HSV 1 & HSV 2 r both considered stds?
Herpes: Classically, hsv-1 refers to herpes of the oral region (cold sores). Hsv-2 refers to herpes of the genital region. Herpes gladiatorum refers to when hsv-1 is spread to the neck, face, or arms. This usually occurs in athletes who have close contact with one another, such as wrestlers (hence the "gladiatorum"). ...Read more
It sounds...: ...As if someone (or some web site) has been frightening you with weird anecdotal stories. The herpes virus mostly causes blisters on the surface of the skin. It can infect other organs (including the eye and brain), but only in rare and unusual circumstances, such as newborn babies infected at birth, or debilitated patients with deficient immune systems. ...Read more
Is it true that herpes simplex virus 1 turns into herpes simplex virus 2 when contacted on genitals?
If my partner and i are both herpes simplex type one and we had oral sex. Could we both become herpes simplex type two? ?
Location change only: Herpes simplex type 1&2 are two different strains of the virus in the same family (chicken pox is actually a herpes virus too). It used to be a big deal having type 1(oral) vs 2 (genital) but the sexual revolution had changed this perception a bit--type 1 can be down below and type 2 can occur above, but one does not change into another. Live well, live safely, and protect yourself. Good luck. ...Read more
Can I use more than one anti-viral for herpes simplex type 2 at te same time? How this can affect my health?
Poly-antiviral tx?: Most cases of hsv will resolve on their own but will resolve more quickly w/antiviral therapy. Abreva otc may work altho we see frequent rapid relapse. Almost all hsv is susceptible to Acyclovir (& its family of agents). Using these 2 together is probably ok. Using 2 Acyclovir derivatives together will just cost you $$$. There currently no other oral agents/effective topical agents..Coming soon. ...Read more
Herpes Simplex Virus: 1 most commonly causes cold sores. In some cases - it can also cause lesions on the genitals. ...Read more
Herpes 1: Herpes is a very common infection and most people have had it in their lifetime. It most commonly causes "cold sores". The virus stays with us and can reactivate. Before you realize it you are shedding the virus and if you are with a child who has not had it they can get it very easily. ...Read more
I'm just wondering, if you haven't had a herpes simplex type 1 outbreak in years, is it still contagious?
I had been tested positive for herpes simplex type 1.Can it spread by sharing food without an outbreak ?Example like taking her food with my spoon?
Low risk: While possible, the risk is low. Some people do shed a low level of herpes virus when when there are no lesions. Risk of transmission can be lowered if she takes lysine 100mg daily. She may also take Acyclovir which is a prescription anti-viral that reduces shedding. But also you may already have been exposed to the virus. At least 50% of people have by the time they are 20. Most don't realize it. ...Read more
Herpetic lesions: Canker sores of herpetic origin can be treated palliatively to give relief from the soreness. Abreva is an over-the counter topical gel/medication that you can purchase at your pharmacy that will reduce the length of time that the lesion is active. Your dentist or physician can also prescribe an anti-viral drug (ie. Acyclovir) that can also reduce the length of time and/or onset of appearance. ...Read more
I have herpes simplex type 1 ( cold sores ) not responding to Acyclovir is there an alternative ?
See a dermatologist: Acyclovir is effective orally, not topically. Must be used at prodrome or daily to be effective. Your dose may be too small. Valacyclovir is much more effective, used at 2 gram dose at prodrome: as soon as you feel the first tingling. Repeat once in 12 hours. Chapstick with sunscreen helps reduce frequency. Lysine is useless. Topicals do very little. ...Read more
My husbnd has Herpes Simplex type 1. IgG test Result 9.27.I have delivered baby very recently. Will the virus attack my baby? Does it mean no sex life
Likely none of these: Almost all adult have been infected with herpes type 1. It usually causes cold sores, though it can cause genital infection and other serious infections also. You are in all likelihood already infected and it should not interfere with your sex life. Consult you baby's doctor if there are any issues about the baby. ...Read more
Usually oral: Herpes infections are described as type i (oral /cold sores)or type ii(genital). However, either type can cause affect either location. Igg antibody detected by a blood test. & indicates one has been exposed to the virus at least several weeks prior &possibly much longer- as in years. Most people who have HSV antibody have no idea that they have herpes. ...Read more
Unlikely: The main extragenital complications of gential herpes simplex infection include hsv meningitis and proctitits. I don't know of any occurrences of hsv orchitis in men or involvement of the seminal vesicles, bulbourethrals, or prostate, which may affect male fertility. Similarly, female fertility is unlikely to be affected by hsv alone. The main concern is vertical transmission during pregnancy. ...Read more
There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more
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