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Doctor insights on: Baking Soda Cornstarch For Gential Herpes

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Does baking soda help clear up gential herpes?

Does baking soda help clear up gential herpes?

No: Outbreaks of genital herpes are treated with antiviral agents, such as acyclovir, famciclovir, or valacyclovir. The duration of therapy is usually 7-10 days. These medications are also used for long-term suppressive therapy. Baking soda should have no effect on the lesions or duration of the episode. Sometimes women with painful urination resulting from the lesions may benefit from a sitz bath. ...Read more

Herpes (Definition)

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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Does baking soda really help with genital herpes?

Does baking soda really help with genital herpes?

Yes: Baking soda can help dry out the blisters. You can also use Domeboro from the drug store over-the-counter for the same purpose. These are good "home remedies" Best wishes! ...Read more

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How effective is baking soda in speeding healing time of herpes outbreak?

How effective is baking soda in speeding healing time of herpes outbreak?

I don't believe that: This would be particularly effective. Your doctor can
prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). Melissa Officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in European studies to help expedite cold sore healing. It can reduce healing time by 1/2. Studies also show regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation w lysine 1, 000mg orally 3x a day at the onset, can hasten healing.
Dermatologist can provide laser tx ...Read more

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How do people spread gential herpes?

SEX: By vaginal, oral sex and contact with infected genital direct or indirectly in any possible way. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I'm diagnosed w/ gential herpes but im not sure if I have it?

What do you suggest if I'm diagnosed w/ gential herpes but im not sure if I have it?

Herpes test: A herpes test can determine if a patient has herpes or not. It can be done with a blood test or with a viral culture if there is an active lesion a doctor can perform the testing on. ...Read more

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Can gential herpes be transferred by semen?

Can gential herpes be transferred by semen?

NO: Herpes is transmitted through a "skin to skin" contact, and thus if one has genital herpes, it can be transmitted sexually. Outbreaks with open sores certainly increases the risk of transmission greatly. Condom use can profoundly decrease the risk of transmission, but is not 100% effective. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Best ways to keep gential herpes dormant or less severe?

Get script of anti-: Virals from your doctor and take daily suppressive dose which decreses your risk of shedding to 1 out 365 days a year ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between gential warts and herpes?

How can you tell the difference between gential warts and herpes?

By exam: They really do not look anything alike or have similar symptoms so these would not likely be confused. Herpes causes a itchy or painful ulcerated lesion. A doctor with experience should be able to tell these two apart. ...Read more

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Is there different stages of gential herpes that causes your medication to be unable to prevent a break out or make a break out less painful?

Is there different stages of gential herpes that causes your medication to be unable to prevent a break out or make a break out less painful?

Herpes simplex: These recurrences may or may not be shortened or reduced in frequency by Acyclovir or its salts. The severity of these can also be highly variable. ...Read more

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Can you die from gential herpes? Can HSV be that serious

Can you die from gential herpes? Can HSV be that serious

No: It would be very unlikely. Sometimes when patients have comorbidities like hiv, then they are more susceptible to viral infections such as the herpes infection. There is such a thing as systemic herpes. But that would be exceedingly rare in a non-immunocompromised person. The best way to fend off an outbreak is to get good sleep eat well and exercise. ...Read more

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Is gential herpes come in forms of bumps on the infected area?

Is gential herpes come in forms of bumps on the infected area?

Herpes: Herpes outbreaks are very painful blisters clustered usually around a single patch of skin. With time the skin on the top of the blisters sloughs off and this leaves tender raw skin as an open lesion. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of genital herpes?

Mnay: First time around you may get systemic symptoms of fever, chills, malaise, an outbreak of numerous blister-like lesions on the genetalia which will rupture and leave very tender and painful ulcers which may last as long as 10-14days. The female genetalia may become swollen and tender to the point that she cannot walk. The man can develop severe swelling which may partially impede free urination. ...Read more

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What can be signs of genital herpes?

Sores or cuts: Usually will appear as open cuts or sores. Any questions, please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Herdox is it good for genital herpes?

Herdox is it good for genital herpes?

Nope, useless: Any cream or ointment may help herpes lesions feel better. To that extent, Herdox might help a little. But it has no ingredients active against herpes and does not speed healing. Don't waste money on it. The only effective treatments are the anti-herpes drugs acyclovir, valacyclovir, and famciclovir, and only by mouth; the ointments don't work well. ...Read more

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How is genital herpes generally spread?

Direct Contact: Genital herpes is essentially spread by direct contact with an infectious area. It is so common primarily due to its ability to infect another even in the absence of any sores. So, that means that genital herpes can be spread even if you or your partner don't see any sores - orally or genitally. Valtrex (valacyclovir) has been shown to reduce, not eliminate the risk for asymptomatic transmission. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of genital herpes?

What are the symptoms of genital herpes?

The symptoms of Genital herpes include:: Genital sores, Burning pain, Painful red blister rash, Enlarged lymph nodes, Fever, Burning with urination, Painful urination. ...Read more

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What to do if I may have genital herpes?

Get medically: Evaluated so that you know. Hold off with having sex with others until this is sorted out. Take care. ...Read more

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In what way is genital herpes transmitted?

Transmission: Most cases of genital herpes are due to herpes simplex virus -2 (hsv-2). Hsv -2 can be spread through vaginal, anal ; oral sex. The herpes simplex virus-1 can spread to the genitals by mouth to genital contact or genital to genital contact. ...Read more

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Could innactive herpes cause genital herpes?

Yes: Even if a person who has a herpes simplex virus does not have active lesions they can still transmit the virus through a process called viral shedding. ...Read more

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What should you do if you have genital herpes?

Antivirals.: If you have active disease you should be on an antiviral (valacyclovir, famciclovir) to control the outbreaks and minimize the chance of transmitting it to others. Make sure any sexual partners are aware of the situation and always wear condoms. ...Read more

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What are the first symptoms of genital herpes?

Often none or delay: May have some stinging on urination. May develop visible genital "warts". Women may have a vaginal discharge or pain with sex. ...Read more

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What are the different causes of genital herpes?

What are the different causes of genital herpes?

Herpes simplex virus: Herpes is caused by herpes simplex virus (hsv). Hsv 1 is the main cause of genital herpes, while hsv 2 causes cold sores. Herpes zoster causes shingles. All are contagious as long as sores (lesions) are present even of they are healing. Avoid contact, or sharing body fluids, or using glasses and utensils used by someone with active herpes. ...Read more

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What should I do if I think I have genital herpes?

Get checked!: If you think you have an outbreak of herpes, get checked out by your primary doctor asap. If the initial outbreak is treated with antiviral medications, it makes subsequent outbreaks less frequent and not as bad. Good luck! ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the complications of genital herpes?

Scarring: Genital herpes can have several concerning complications. One thing to do is consult with your dermatologist to discuss the frequency of your attacks to help treat you best. Read more here: http://www. Aad. Org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/e---h/herpes-simplex. ...Read more

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Is there any cure for genital herpes?

Is there any cure for genital herpes?

No: No complete cure at this time. Medications can suppress the virus and limit outbreaks and even decrease the risk of transmission. ...Read more

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How are genital shingles and herpes different?

How are genital shingles and herpes different?

Virus: Shingles is reactivation of the varicella zoster virus, or chickenpox. It usually takes a dermatomal pattern, so having isolated genital shingles would be rare. The lesions would be similar, with vesicles/blisters (vzv and hsv are related). ...Read more

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What are signs of genital herpes vs folliculitis?

What are signs of genital herpes vs folliculitis?

Sx hsv 2: Symptoms could include dysuria, tingling and burning, with or without eruption of blisters, or painful ulcerations. ...Read more