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Are Female Recurrent Outbreaks Bad
Myths: That is myth and no longer even part of a expert physician's practice. What is your specific concerns about your health? ...Read more
If you get mild genital outbreaks while on suppressive therapy, what condition could you have other than hsv 2? Are there co occuring skin infections?
Outbreaks: A recurring skin rash is suspicious for having HSV2 rashes and makes me wonder if you may need to increase your dose of suppression therapy, or change the medication you take. It also raises concerns for immunosuppression. You should do bloodwork to check you immune system, usually includes a CBC with diff, an HIV test, and perhaps serum immune globulins. ...Read more
Explain cause of dormant e-coli and recurring infections. I have recurrent kidney stones as well. ?
Treating partner: Improve personal hygiene and treating partner.Get a more detailed answer ›
Recurrent shingles: According to the 2008 edition of "harrison's principles of internal medicine, " recurrent shingles results from deficits in cell-mediated immunity, the same problem that people with aids have, and, sometimes, inability to make sufficient antibodies. The two processes are usually linked because antibody production depends on communication between t-cells and b-cells of the immune system. See doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Am single medical student, 23 years, suffer from recurrent white vaginal discharge, secondary dysmenorrhea and severe loins pain for more than year?
Visit indicated...: While this might just represent a common vaginal infection and evolving pain related to your cycle, it should be fully evaluate by an ob/gyn. You need an exam, vaginal cultures, std screening and possibly an ultrasound. To learn more from my personal page, please visit www.Obgynhelp.Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
43-yr old female. Could increased acne, cold sores and uti's be connected? Immune system? Diet? I'm falling apart!
17 y.o rarely sexually active girl w/ all symptoms of yeast infection except smell. Diagnosed with BV but no BV symptoms. Recurrent for past 3 months.
Recheck: If symptoms are not resolving - this warrants reassessment. ...Read more
Recurrent ear infections in 22 year old. Have them every 2-3 months. Sinus problem/cyst history. Options besides shots/medicine? Tired of the pain.
23 healthy male get frequent viral infections l, cold, gastrointeritis. Have chronic stress, but I have had 9 infections this year, is this concern?
This states that: you have hypochondria and you indicate that you are stressed. Rather then focusing on your symptoms - would encourage you to address your stress. Talking therapy ranks really high. Cognitive Behavioral therapy or psychotherapy can be effective. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night & good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies & 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, Qi Gong, progressive > ...Read more
Not so easy to pass: Nowhere near 70-80% of all people (in North America) have had cold sores. By age 40, around half of all adults have positive blood tests for HSV1. Probably about 20-25% of them have had overt oral herpes outbreaks, i.e cold sores. Why not more genital HSV1? Because in oral sex, when the oral partner has HSV1, transmission occurs infrequently -- as a guess, about once for every 1,000 exposures. ...Read more
Since there is stress everywhere everyday, can you have ptsd without one responsible bad causative event?
I been having recurrent aphtous ulcers for many years. Otherwise no other symptoms or past medical history. Pls give advice on reducing the frequency?
Check for trigger: Recurrent aphtous ulcers or canker sores can be caused by a number of triggers or initiators. These lesions are not bacterial or viral origin. Stress, trama, weakening from illness, food additives or colorings or flavoring, wine, nuts, etc. You should journal your food and drink intake, habits, and dates to determine if these occur after certain times or job or school schedules, or intake. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which conditions could explain an otherwise healthy 33 year old, non-smoking, caucasian female having 6 pneumonia and 2 shingles outbreaks in 5 years?
If 80% of us pop. Carry hsv1 virus why isnt genital herpes much more common with oral sex being such a popular activity?
You're right: With the growing popularity of oral sex activity, the hsv2 virus is becoming more common. It used to be that hsv1 was oral and hsv2 was genital. It is now recognized that they are both similar viruses that can affect either site. The strain is truly irrelevant as they are both highly contagious, prone to recurrent eruptions, treated with anti-viral medications & can lead to permanent nerve damage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had severe reoccurring ulcers in mouth for years.Im having outbreak in my vaginal area nasal and mouth now.What could cause this?
Be seen: Many things can cause ulcers such as infections (herpes/hiv), habits/toxic exposure, and even medications. Once ulcers start to appear i worry about some unusual systemic causes. One rare cause that can cause ulcers in the mucous membranes is behcet's syndrome. The best way to determine what is going on is to have someone do a good history and exam. Good luck! sounds painful. ...Read more
All STDs negative,diabetes negative.have recurrent genital ulcers.my doc unable to diagnose. This time the genital ulcers have lasted more than 1 mth?
My 3yr old and I have bad follictulitis. Bad enuf that many of mine should have been sticthed after. We both are having an outbreak, possible causes?
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