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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

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