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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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What is cause for 3 week very sore throat/strangled feeling in neck negative for strep, thyroid, herpes, mono?

What is cause for 3 week very sore throat/strangled feeling in neck negative for strep, thyroid, herpes, mono?

Next step is a: CT and/or ENT (ear nose throat) consultation. At your age the most common things are tonsil/ adenoids enlargement, thymoma, laryngeal polyp and thrush (fungal infection). Sometimes esophagitis from acid reflux can also cause similar feeling. Hope this helps and thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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My tonsils and subman nodes swell intermittently x 8 yrs answer mild sore throat. Negative for herpes, hiv. Any other poss causes?

My tonsils and subman nodes swell intermittently x 8 yrs answer mild sore throat. Negative for herpes, hiv. Any other poss causes?

Herpes? Allergy?: If this is only one sided -- always on the left or right, rarely or never on the other side -- I would still worry about herpes. If only swab testing was done, an HSV blood test might help. Otherwise, for a recurrent problem like this I would suspect an allergy of some sort. ...Read more

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Will genital herpes cause you to have a cold with a sore throat, painful neck, and ears?

Will genital herpes cause you to have a cold with a sore throat, painful neck, and ears?

Unlikely: Unless you do have an outbreak or herpes in the areas involved, the presence of genital herpes should not cause you to have symptoms somewhere else except in places where there is an infection. Consider another infection for those symptoms. ...Read more

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Can you have sore throat when u have vaginal herpes ?

Can you have sore throat when u have vaginal herpes
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IF you: have oral herpes simplex infection also at the same time Genital herpes ,and oral herpes usually have different types rarely same can infect both locations, speak to your doctor ...Read more

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I shared a lollipop with someone and it has his saliva on it. After 6 days post exp., i got a fever. 7th day, i had a sore throat. is this herpes?

I shared a lollipop with someone and it has his saliva on it. After 6 days post exp., i got a fever. 7th day, i had a sore throat. is this herpes?

Herpes: No. This is not herpes. It appears that you have a viral infection. If you have a fever and a sore throat, it could also be strep and you may need to be tested and treated with an antibiotic if positive ...Read more

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Small flesh colored bumps on uvula w' sore throat.Diagnosed with hpv over 10 years ago,no recurrences. Also diagnosed with herpes over a year ago?

Small flesh colored bumps on uvula w' sore throat.Diagnosed with hpv over 10 years ago,no recurrences. Also diagnosed with herpes over a year ago?

Doctor can evaluate: Throat pain can be from strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees a doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to see about antibiotics). Herpes recurs on the lips or face, rather than the uvula or inside the mouth. ...Read more

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been sick for a week, coughing, congestion, sneezing and sore throat, and today i discovered i might have a cold sore...does that always mean herpes?

been sick for a week, coughing, congestion, sneezing and sore throat,  and today i discovered i might have a cold sore...does that always mean herpes?

Maybe oral herpes: Cold sore and oral herpes are the same thing. That doesn't necessarily mean the sore is herpes, but it certainly could be. Most people with oral herpes have had it for years, often without symptoms, and outbreaks can be triggered by other infections (hence the names cold sore and fever blister). I suggest immediate exam and testing of the sore for HSV1. If positive, you'll know for sure. ...Read more

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I've had a sore throat and red spot on tip of tongue for a month thought it was a sign of herpes since i get them on my tongue but it's been too long?

I've had a sore throat and red spot on tip of tongue for a month thought it was a sign of herpes since i get them on my tongue but it's been too long?

Need to be seen: These types of situations cannot be diagnosed over the internet. Therefore, you will need to see a dentist for a definitive diagnose and appropriate treatment, if necessary. ...Read more

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Red itchy bumbs on different parts of body, flare up when in the shower, sore throat and yellow tongue. Herpes or HIV ?

Red itchy bumbs on different parts of body, flare up when in the shower, sore throat and yellow tongue. Herpes or HIV ?

Rash, sore throat: Herpes is typically painful. Onset of HIV is more likely to have flu-like symptoms, but it does show up with all sorts of symptoms. Please see your doctor or health department for comprehensive STI testing and prevention, just as a general precaution. Your symptoms are probably due to something more common, could be strep. Please have strep test, too. ...Read more

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I have sores all over my vagina and my ovaries seem quite swollen and sore, sore throat but never had issues, genital herpes?

I have sores all over my vagina and my ovaries seem quite swollen and sore, sore throat but never had issues, genital herpes?

Possible: If you have blisters which are in clusters and painful , genital herpes is a possiblity. I would suggest checking this out with your doctor. Ovaries and or throat being soar is not tied in with this. ...Read more

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Could I have herpes? I've given oral to my boyfriend twice and i don't know if he is std-free I have had a sore throat now for over two weeks, and im waiting to see a doctor. What are the chances that I have herpes?

Could I have herpes? I've given oral to my boyfriend twice and i don't know if he is std-free I have had a sore throat now for over two weeks, and im waiting to see a doctor. What are the chances that I have herpes?

Fellatio: Semen from an infected individual contains hiv, and if it hits on the tonsils or lymphatic tissue in the throat you can become infected. The same is true for gonorrhea and syphilis. With chlamydia it would be difficult to prove that it came from semen. Herpes is a big possibility but more likely you would get oral lesions rather than throat lesions. Be careful, be protected. ...Read more

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I have a random blister on my chin, is it herpes? I'm also experiencing headache, body aches, a cough, sore throat and a fever. Help?

I have a random blister on my chin, is it herpes? I'm also experiencing headache, body aches, a cough, sore throat and a fever. Help?

Blister: The blister on the chin may represent a cold sore caused by the herpes virus. Your symptoms represent a viral illness symptomatic care such as fluids and antipyretics are in order. ...Read more

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Sore throat, slight pain swallowing, single red spot on uvula. Went several days with limited water. Dehydration? Possibly exposed to hsv-1. Herpes?

Sore throat, slight pain swallowing, single red spot on uvula. Went several days with limited water. Dehydration? Possibly exposed to hsv-1. Herpes?

Viral pharyngitis: Sounds typical for viral pharyngitis, the most common cause of sore throat. Oral herpes is extremely common, but usually affects the mouth around the teeth, not the throat. In either case, it will go away after a week or two. Nonprescription pain meds, cold fluids and warm salt water gargles help. If not improving in 1-2 weeks or having severe symptoms or persistent high fever, see a doctor. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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Viral Pharyngitis (Definition)

A sore throat is discomfort, pain, or scratchiness in the throat. A sore throat often makes ...Read more