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Can A Man With Herpes Have Children
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
Blisters on red base: Painful or itchy blisters, usually in small clusters on a base of red skin, that eventually open up, leaving shallow ulcers. Typical locations are the genitals, the lips, or around the anus, but they can occur on other skin sites as well. ...Read more
Not have Herpes!: I am assuming you have herpes, since you would have not asked the question. Both type 1 and 2 herpes are not site specific, ie. Oral and genital types occur in both places. Viral contact with oral or genital areas is requisite. You can shed virus and not be aware of a lesion. Medications: valtex or Famvir (famciclovir) can lessen the likelyhood of transmission, as well as prevent outbreaks! barrier protection! ...Read more
Ulcers!: Genital herpes is a viral infection that most commonly presents w/ painful sores or ulcers in the genital area. Outbreak can start as pain & itching. There may be small red bumps or tiny white blisters. Some pts have pain w/ urinating, recurrent vaginal irritation, painful lymph nodes in groin, pain down leg. Inital outbreak may feel like flu. Sometimes no symptoms . Culture of lesion diagnostic. ...Read more
If I have herpes 2 can I give it to my children? What should I stop doing now that i found out I have it?
Herpes Two: Herpes two is found (90% of the time) somewhere between the belly button and the thighs. If you do not know where you are infected then there is little we can do other than to make sure your partner is also tested. If your partner is not infected with herpes two then you can go on medication to suppress the viral shedding by about 50%. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello, my boyfriend has herpes and i don't. i would love to find a way for us to have children with him passing it to our children and me?
Should be easy: Almost everyone in this situation has healthy babies without problems. Your partner needs to be on anti-herpes treatment (e.g. valacyclovir), which will lower the chance of transmission to you. You can then have unprotected sex during your fertile (mid-cycle) days. Once you conceive, it will be important to prevent new infection in the last 3 months of pregnancy. Discuss with your gyn. Good luck! ...Read more
If a man has herpes but has no signs of a breakout can he receive oral without passing it to his partner?
Problematic: Asymptomatic men have the potential to shed this virus, but less frequently than women. If you have been intimate with this man previously the probability is that you already have been exposed to this virus which is inordinately common. Only you can determine whether the risk is worth the benefits. If you want her to be pregnant, see an ob/gyn doctor and both of you discuss the issue. ...Read more
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