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Can Herpes Be Cured
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
Blister-like outbrea: Typically a blister-like rash that progresses to sores and scabs, usually on or near the mouth (oral herpes, cold sores, fever blisters) or the genital or anal area (genital herpes), often recurring from time to time. Treatment speeds healing of outbreaks and can help prevent outbreaks and transmission of the virus to other persons, but there is no cure; infection is life long. ...Read more
NO: Once you get infected with genital herpes, you will always be positive for the hsv2. Hsv2 may not always have symptoms and people can live long periods without any issues. Anti-viral medications can help shorten the duration of the outbreaks and there are some fda approved antiviral medications that can be taken daily as suppression and a prophylactic prescription. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can herpes type 1 be cured? How exactly do you know you have it for sure if you don't have any outbreaks?
Depends: Hsv1 is very common and the majority of the adult population have antibodies to the disease which commonly causes cold sores or apthous ulcers in the mouth. This is often self limiting, but antiviral meds may help shorten the course. If it is hsv2, that is genital herpes, which can be found in the oral cavity from oral sex with an infected person, and is treated as genital herpes with medications. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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