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I have herpes 1&2 know my head tingles can it be brain herpes?

I have herpes 1&2 know my head tingles can it be brain herpes?

Unlikely, See MD: Herpes one and two can infect either the mouth or genital areas or both. Either virus can cause lesions elsewhere on the body. Any symptom such as head tingles is highly unlikely to be a brain infection but does definitely need md visit. ...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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How do you know if you have herpes in your brain?

How do you know if you have herpes in your brain?

very ill: If you had herpes in your brain you would be extremely ill probably unconscious and in the hospital. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Could herpes simplex virus eat holes in your brain?

Could herpes simplex virus eat holes in your brain?

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

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Can herpes simplex type 2 travel to my eye or brain?

Can herpes simplex type 2 travel to my eye or brain?

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

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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 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?

Dermatologist: Have a dermatologist evaluate, diagnose, and recommend treatment. Herpes simplex 1 or 2 or even herpes zoster (shingles) are possibilities. Herpes in uncommon instances can travel to the brain causing a type of encephalitis. ...Read more

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Is there a test for herpes? I haven't had any outbreaks but would like some peace of mind.

Is there a test for herpes? I haven't had any outbreaks but would like some peace of mind.

Once you have: herpes, it stays in your body. You can suppress herpes outbreaks, but once you got it you got it. So there is no point for you to check a test for it -- if it outbreaks, then you will feel the symptoms. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Herpes: 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

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Please help me! Clear out my mind before getting tested for STDs could I possibly have herpes?

Please help me! Clear out my mind before getting tested for STDs could I possibly have herpes?

Hard to answer: Without further details, this question is difficult to answer. However, if unprotected sex has occurred with a new partner, exposure to any std is possible, including herpes. ...Read more

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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

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

Not to worry: You are not going to have a problem if you do not have sex with your freind.
if you are planning to have sex you need to check with your doctor what will be the best way to protect yourself. ...Read more

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What should I do for herpes, sinusitis, asthma, bronchitis, accumulation of phlegm, cerebral palsy, sciatica and lumbago?

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

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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?

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

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What are the effects of s.T.D.S, herpes, and aids?

What are the effects of s.T.D.S, herpes, and aids?

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

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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

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

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Is oral herpes is an s.T.I or not? If not what are other causes?

Is oral herpes is an s.T.I or not? If not what are other causes?

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

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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?

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?

Possible.: Could be, but no way to know without a direct exam, and possibly a culture. Could also be simply inflamed hair follicles, or several other things. See a dermatologist or gynecologist. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Is herpes serious?

Is herpes serious?

It depends: 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

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Symptoms of herpes?

Symptoms of herpes?

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

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Can herpes be cured?

Can herpes be cured?

No: Herpes simplex virus, like all members of this group of viruses, acts like a squatter. Sets up shop in your body and remains there for the rest of your life, although you may never have symptoms. ...Read more

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How did I get herpes?

How did I get herpes?

From someone else: You get herpes from someone else who has it. Hsv-2 is usually transmitted sexually. Hsv-1, the cause of cold sores, is often acquired earlier in life through close personal contact that isn't sexual. ...Read more

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How to remove herpes?

How to remove herpes?

You don't!: The acquisition of herpes 1 or 2 is permanent and the viruses are spread by vaginal/anal and oral interocurse, and kissing. If you have herpes, you can prevent the spead by taking acyclovir, famvir, (famciclovir) or valtex! ...Read more

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What are symptoms of herpes?

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

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What are symptoms of herpes?

What are symptoms of herpes?

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

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Herpes and telling a partner?

Herpes and telling a partner?

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

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How to know if I have herpes?

How to know if I have herpes?

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