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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?

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?

Folliculitis: Folliculitis is usually caused by either a staph or strep organism. So the obvious question who had the folliculitis first. If you did it is a good chance he got it from you. ...Read more

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I am having a bad herpes outbreak, and I've tried almost everything. Do you have any advice on what to do? Also, its the worst I've ever gotten.

I am having a bad herpes outbreak, and I've tried almost everything. Do you have any advice on what to do? Also, its the worst I've ever gotten.

More info needed: You don't say whether the diagnosis is confirmed; if it is a new herpes infection or a recurrent outbreak; whether oral or genital; and what treatment (s) you have tried. (What does "tried everything" mean?) All these are necessary to give advice. If it is herpes and new sores are still appearing, and if not taking an anti-HSV drug (acyclovir, valacyclovir, etc), that should be your next step. ...Read more

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What do I do to keep my private area clean during a herep outbreak to make heal go by fasted. It itches so bad.?

What do I do to keep my private area clean during a herep outbreak to make heal go by fasted. It itches so bad.?

Oral meds: If you are infected with herpes the best option is an oral antiviral - zovirax, valtrex, (valacyclovir) famvir. Treatment shou, d be 7 days. If attacks are frequent that long term suppressive therapy is needed. ...Read more

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What is the likeliness of a male getting herpes after having unprotected sex with a female that has herpes without an outbreak?

What is the likeliness of a male getting herpes after having unprotected sex with a female that has herpes without an outbreak?

HSV: You probably already have the virus in your body. Not everybody who is infected develops lesions, at least at first. It may come out later in life. This virus, once acquired stays with you the rest of your life. ...Read more

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I have what looks like a ring worm outbreak on my body but it not rings worms and they itch very badly at times and it looks like its spreading do you?

I have what looks like a ring worm outbreak on my body but it not rings worms and they itch very badly at times and it looks like its spreading do you?

Fungiskin infection: This is wht's called marginated rxzema.
It, s due to a fungal infection from"tricophyton rubrum".
Topical anti fingal medications will easily get rid of this problem. ...Read more

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I have herpes in vaginsl area, hurts so bad when I walk. When will pain go away? First outbreak

I have herpes in vaginsl area, hurts so bad when I walk. When will pain go away? First outbreak

See doctor: If it just started recently you may benefit from starting an antiviral medicine. It can decrease the length of time the outbreak lasts. In the meantime, go to the pharmacy and purchase "tucks pads" which have numbing medicine (usually for hemorrhoids) that you can put on the affected area. Good luck. ...Read more

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I slept with a lady who has history of herpes. Two days later she had outbreak developed sores on her lips. What are the chances that I got infected?

I slept with a lady who has history of herpes. Two days later she had outbreak developed sores on her lips. What are the chances that I got infected?

There is a chance: There's not much you can do about it now except wait. Active lesions are usually how you spread the virus, but if she was within 48 hours of a breakout, there may have been viruses present. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What can I do for a really bad first cold sore outbreak?

What can I do for a really bad first cold sore outbreak?

Eat Yogurt: Herpes simplex virus is when you get little cold sores on the outside of your mouth or the tip of your nose.
Try not to touch the cold sore, you could spred it to other parts of your face or eyes.
Steep a tea bag then cool it- apply to cold sore to releive pain.
Lysine, 3, 000 milligrams daily until the sore goes away. Or eat yogurt which is rich in lysine.
You can buy lip clear which has lysine. ...Read more

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When a female is infected with herpes II and had sex with a uninfected male how long should the outbreak takes to come out?

When a female is infected with herpes II and had sex with a uninfected male how long should the outbreak takes to come out?

The average: incubation period (time until symptoms develop) after exposure (in this case the female's contact with the male) is 4 days, but symptoms may develop anywhere from 2 to 12 days after exposure. Obviously, use of condoms and disclosure of potential for infection is part of responsible intimate, sexual behavior. Stay well. ...Read more

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I have herpees and have a very bad outbreak atm can I go to a public swimming pool and swim or will it make the outbreak worse?

I have herpees and have a very bad outbreak atm can I go to a public swimming pool and swim or will it make the outbreak worse?

DO NO: Do not go to the public swimming pool.
It prob will be very irritating to the herpes outbreak you are experiencing.

The chemicals in public pools are high concentration ...Read more

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Taking antiviral for herpes daily and large doses during supposed outbreak. Is this bad for me? As far as drug resistant virus go?

Taking antiviral for herpes daily and large doses during supposed outbreak. Is this bad for me? As far as drug resistant virus go?

Correct way to use: This is the correct way to deal with recurrent, frequent herpes outbreaks. Daily suppression can decrease the frequency of outbreaks and then taking therapeutic doses when having an actual outbreaks. ...Read more

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Does wearing a male/female condom help prevent transmission of HSV when not having an outbreak? How to prevent it from transmitting? How to protect me?

Does wearing a male/female condom help prevent transmission of HSV when not having an outbreak? How to prevent it from transmitting? How to protect me?

Preventing Herpes.: Condoms will only protect you from herpes if the person you are sexually active with has the infection on their penis.

This person may be contagious even when he has no sores. If he does not know where he was infected there is no test to determine this. Only if he has sores will anyone know what part of his body could be contagious. ...Read more

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Can you give a person genital herpes if you never have an outbreak? What's the chances of a female having children if she has genital herpes?

Can you give a person genital herpes if you never have an outbreak? What's the chances of a female having children if she has genital herpes?

If you carry the: Herpes simplex virus then it can shed virus even when you don't have an outbreak. Having herpes simplex infection does not mean a woman can't have a baby - but the issue of potentially infecting the baby at birth needs to be addressed. ...Read more

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Does lysine work for coldsores? How much should I take? If you have a really bad outbreak of 4 coldsores on my lip

Does lysine work for coldsores? How much should I take? If you have a really bad outbreak of 4 coldsores on my lip

Cold sores: Cold sores, when symptoms first appear, are most effectively treated with oral antiviral medication such as Valtrex (valacyclovir) prescribed by a physician. Lysine will have limited benefit. ...Read more

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From LabCorp HSV 1 IgG type spec <0.91 HSV 2 IgG type spec 14.20 Meaning? Is 14.20 bad/high? Should I retest? No outbreak so far.

From LabCorp HSV 1 IgG type spec <0.91 HSV 2 IgG type spec 14.20 Meaning? Is 14.20 bad/high? Should I retest? No outbreak so far.

Herpes type 2: You carry herpes simplex type 2-------genital herpes. It is very common and most people who have it have no symptoms. Even though they have no symptoms, or fail to recognize subtle symptoms or non-genital lesions, they may transmit the virus to others. You do not have herpes simplex type 1, which is not common. Most people carry hsv 1 without symptoms. This is important to intimate partners. Disc ...Read more

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Clear skin down there before I shaved and the next day I have a couple red bumps. Not sure if I'm having a recurrent herpes outbreak?

Clear skin down there before I shaved and the next day I have a couple red bumps. Not sure if I'm having a recurrent herpes outbreak?

Could be...: Because this happened the day after shaving, the most likely diagnosis is razor burn - especially if there are only a few bumps. But if you have a history of herpes, it could be a recurrent outbreak and the timing with the shaving was just a coincidence. Razor burn should not get worse in the next couple of days but a herpes outbreak might. ...Read more

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What are chances of getting genital herpes from female if condom was used and partner had no outbreak?

What are chances of getting genital herpes from female if condom was used and partner had no outbreak?

Possible to get: Infected, as it is a virus infection even with condom which is not 100 % proof. How ever condom will protect in most of the times. Hpv virus may be present in exfoliate state, will not see warts. Eradication of virus in both is needed. ...Read more

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If I just got hsv1 genital from my boyfriends hsv1 oral, how likely am I to get another outbreak? I am 22 yr old female.

If I just got hsv1 genital from my boyfriends hsv1 oral, how likely am I to get another outbreak? I am 22 yr old female.

For life: Herpes is a life infection. However in my practice we treat oral outbreaks with several lasers: diode, er:yag, nd:yag. Results have been excellent. People even come in repeatedly for other outbreaks. ...Read more

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My physician will not order the herpeselect type specific gg1/gg2 test for my recurrent outbreak. Is it only useful for primary infection?

My physician will not order the herpeselect type specific gg1/gg2 test for my recurrent outbreak. Is it only useful for primary infection?

Herpes Testing: First, if you know you have herpes why would you need another test? Second, if you do not know what type of infection you have then this is a vital test and I am not sure why any physician would not order it. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed w genital hsv1. I'm a female and my doctor told me the likelihood of me transmitting it, if not experiencing outbreak is less than 3%.

I was diagnosed w genital hsv1. I'm a female and my doctor told me the likelihood of me transmitting it, if not experiencing outbreak is less than 3%.

This is correct!: You should learn to recognize the PRE-BREAKOUT symptoms. Variable but usually an abnormal sensation. Burning. Itching...tingling in the area (s) usually involved.
This above everything else you can do is most important because you can begin anti-viral medications and avoid the breakout completely!!
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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Slept with lady who had herpes. 2days later she had outbreak. I got red spot on penis 1 day after sex. Changed to black next and peeled. Am I infected?

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
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Slept with lady who had herpes. 2days later she had outbreak. I got red spot on penis 1 day after sex. Changed to black next and peeled. Am I infected?

Here are some. ..: Herpetic lesion wouldn't heal up in 1-2 days, but runs its certain course. So, the reported lesion may not be associated with HSV infection. But if your lifestyle and sexual practice are in high-risk category for contracting STD, go to Doc for testing and counseling soon for current concern and for future prevention. At this time, I wouldn't guess yes or no for being infected. ...Read more

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I was recently diagnosed with genital herpes. I have a painful large pump under my labia. It started to pus bad though. Outbreak or something else?

I was recently diagnosed with genital herpes. I have a painful large pump under my labia. It started to pus bad though. Outbreak or something else?

Genital Herpes: In general, genital herpes can cause ulcers and vesicles and pain but does not usually cause large masses that drain pus. This would be more consistent with an infected lymph node or another bacterial infection (like staph) or an STD. Would have it checked by your gynecologist ...Read more

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My 2 year old grandson I was told has multiforme erythema, his mother has herpes, and just had a bad outbreak on her lip. Does it mean he has herpes?

My 2 year old grandson I was told has multiforme erythema, his mother has herpes, and just had a bad outbreak on her lip. Does it mean he has herpes?

Highly contagious: Labial herpes is highly contagious. Individuals typically get exposed to the virus in early infancy through hugging and kissing. They may themselves never have a herpes outbreak. ...Read more

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Sexually active, I use a condom every time. Chances of me contracting hiv? Also, had sex with a genital herpes female. Says only 1 outbreak Am I safe

Sexually active, I use a condom every time. Chances of me contracting hiv? Also, had sex with a genital herpes female. Says only 1 outbreak Am I safe

Safe enough, but...: Have sex with only one person. Also, one can get HIV through sex only if the other person has it, so just check with the other person. If worried about herpes, which can infect an uninfected person on the areas not covered by a condom, the infected partner can talk with a doctor about preventive drugs. But, if both partners are already infected with both Herpes types, it's late for prevention. ...Read more

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Yesterday I developed swollen lower legs with a outbreak of red dots. My nail beds on my feet are blue. Bld sugars good. Bad headaches. Should I worry?

Yesterday I developed swollen lower legs with a outbreak of red dots. My nail beds on my feet are blue. Bld sugars good. Bad headaches. Should I worry?

Yes.: Swelling of the legs with red dots, especially with your other symptoms, could represent vasculitis, an inflammation of blood vessels that affects the skin and internal organs. You should see a dermatologist as soon as possible to have a biopsy done. ...Read more