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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
Not likely at all: Especially if that's the only symptom.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can herpes 1 in and under my nose have had aneffect on my brain and cause memory impairment and concentration problems for the last 5 years? Tests?
No: Type I herpes can cause a fatal brain infection (hsv-1 encephalitis) unless it is treated aggressively with IV acyclovir. To have problem 5 years from an infection points to other potential causes, . A viral culture from the lesion and a hsv-1 pcr from the spinal fluid will help diagnose this illness, and help clarify that your diagnosis is from another virus such as hsv-2 (aka mollaret's). ...Read more
December of 2015 I had brain surgery. I ended up having multiple infections to include staph. During this time I also found out I have herpes and brok?
More details?: I follow in part your sequence, but have no clue what you are asking. Please resubmit your question. ...Read more
Herpes: The herpes simplex virus has been implicated in one of the causes of encephalitis, which is often a fatal disease. It can cause tissue necrosis of the brain, particularly at the temporal lobes. It is suspected though, that the injury to the brain tissue may actually be immune mediated (meaning the body's immune system actually causes this). ...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
I have herpes but don't know what type. They appear on my lip, forehead and ear. Was wondering if these are dangerous and can cause blisters in brain?
I was diagnosed with herpes 1 and 2. How worried should I be, right now I am worried out of my mind. Is it possible for the blood test to be wrong?
It can be a shock to discover you have an infectious disease. But, 75% of americans have herpes type one and 26% of americans have herpes type two.
The thing to ask yourself is if these diseases are causing you any difficulties or pain or other problems. You can ask for a confirmatory test to be done called a western blot test if you like. Your sexual partner needs to be tested. ...Read more
Hi, so my best friend told me she was diagnosed with genital herpes last week and I have become absolutely paranoid that I could have it also. Mind you, I've never had sex with her, I think it more so just made me scared of what if I did and then I starte
What should I do for herpes, sinusitis, asthma, bronchitis, accumulation of phlegm, cerebral palsy, sciatica and lumbago?
TOO MANY ISSUES: Recommend asking about one or two issues at a time and can get better answers since we have limited ability to respond to your concerns. ...Read more
2 days ago I recieved oral sex some reason I fear genital herpes my testicle area itch now could it be just in my mind? Can symptoms occur this early?
Not herpes: First, getnial herpes is infrequent after any one oral sex exposure. It's especially unlikely if your partner didn't have a visible oral herpes outbreak. Second, herpes doesn't cause itching without sores. Third, location is wrong: any symptoms would be where most directly exposed, i.e. your penis, not scrotum. Third, 2 days is a bit early -- usually 3-10 days. But see doctor if remain concerned. ...Read more
2 days ago I recieved oral sex some reason I fear genital herpes testicle area itch not penis could it be in my mind? Can symptoms occur this early?
Can you get herpe on your lymph node in the throat and your brain if your stomuch pushes gas up to your head. And can this cause depression?
???: For a specialist to answer your question, it has to be a little more clear, can you rephrase it? ...Read more
Multiple: Too numerous to discus here. Best is to search the cdc website. Most have neurologic side effects with opportunistic infections ultimately causing death after overwhelming the immune system. ...Read more
Dear doctors on ht. Thank you for answerin my? S. I m stressed for 2mo now. I will get tested, pray4me. Hope I dint catch herpes. Want 2 say 2u thanku
You are in my prayer: Your are in my prayers. Others will read this and pray for you also. God's blessings and the healing power of the holy spirit be with you. ...Read more
Herpes virus: Oral herpes (hsv1) is most often from physical contact with an infected individual. Genital herpes (hsv2) is most often always contracted from sexual contact, and few cases have been shown of hsv1 coming from oral-genital contact, but the two are all but indistinguishable from each other. Maby the answer to your question is can you get herpes by not having sex, answer is yes. Just contact. ...Read more
I was getting dressed and I noticed this two bumps on the outside part of my vagina they hurt s little but I wasn't painful, could this be herpes?
Comparison to fordyce spots/warts/herpes: fordyce spots occur in larger numbers (50-100's) whereas herpes/warts are fewer in number? Is this correct?
Partly: It varies. Fordyce spots are visible sebaceous (sweat)glands that are a normal variant. They appear as rice sized tiny papules raised above the surface of the skin. Typically they are very numerous on the scrotum and vulva and less so on the penile shaft. When few in number they can be confused with HPV or warts. You can see pictures of all 3 conditions by going to Google Images. ...Read more
Herpes simplex infections in healthy people are usually localized to the area of infection. In people with weakened immune systems herpes can be serious, causing not only skin infections but also potentially infecting other organs.
Herpes infections in newborn babies can be very serious and have lifelong consequences or even causing death. ...Read more
Herpes Symptoms: The virus starts to multiply when it gets into the skin cells. The skin becomes red and sensitive, and soon afterward, one or more blisters or bumps appear. The blisters first open, scab over, and then heal as new skin tissue forms. During a first outbreak, the area is usually painful and may itch, burn or tingle. Flu-like symptoms are also common: swollen glands, headache, muscle aches, fever. ...Read more
HERPES SYMPTOMS: I am assuming you mean herpes simplex commonly known as cold sores. Symptoms are itching and burning, blisters located mainly on the lips and face, also on the genital areas. Occasionally on the fingers, buttocks, and other areas of the skin. Highly contagious. Caused by viruses. ...Read more
Variable: Genital herpes can cause the typical ulcers or sore but it may also present in other ways such as burning with urination, itching without discharge, vaginal irritation with mild spotting. Your doctor can do some very sensitive tests to check whether the symptoms you have are due to herpes. Check the cdc. Gov website for more information on herpes and other stis. ...Read more
Yes?: Would you not want to know if a potential sexual partner was likely to pass sometning on to you? It is patently unethical not to tell people what the risks of interacting with you are, particularly when it comes to a lifetime of potential problems. ...Read more
Med eval: Herpes simplex 2 usually is a cluster of lesions that look like blisters. The lesions can appear on the penis, anus, labia or cervix ; they can spread, coalesce followed by crusting over. The fluid in the lesions is very contagious. Some people contract herpes simplex 2 without symptoms. Cold sores are painful liquid filled blisters that can occur on the lips, roof of the mouth or the gums which. ...Read more