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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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Can shaving my vaginal area cause am herpes outbreak? Would it be safer to get a WAx instead?

Can shaving my vaginal area cause am herpes outbreak? Would it be safer to get a WAx instead?

Yes as any kind of : trauma can lead to an outbreak. But it is not a guarantee. Waxing is more traumatic than shaving. Even just stress can cause an outbreak. I recommend having prescription valacyclovir available if any burning itching or pain starts, and you can take a pill to prevent the outbreak or at least shorten the course. ...Read more

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After shaving, I noticed small open sores on vaginal area (mainly the outer lip).they are painful and have hair growing out the middle is it herpes?

After shaving, I noticed small open sores on vaginal area (mainly the outer lip).they are painful and have hair growing out the middle is it herpes?

Folliculitis : No it does not sound like it is herpes. What you are describing is a type of skin infection called folliculitis. It arises when the hair follicles become inflamed and infected after shaving. ...Read more

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What complications can vaginal herpes cause?

What complications can vaginal herpes cause?

Many things: This is too long an explanation for a small box here. But 1) other sexually transmitted infections. 2) newborn infection if pregnant. 3) bladder problems. 4) meningitis and lastly but not the end of the list really 5) rectal inflammation (proctitis). ...Read more

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Do herpes cause vaginal bleeding?

Do herpes cause vaginal bleeding?

Not really: If the herpetic ulceration is really raw it can bleed but in general herpes is not a cause of significant vaginal bleeding. ...Read more

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Vaginal sores, i got type 1 herpes no type 2 so dr is not treating type 1 til she swabs a new breakout. Why not treat type if we ruled out type 2?

Vaginal sores, i got type 1 herpes no type 2 so dr is not treating type 1 til she swabs a new breakout. Why not treat type if we ruled out type 2?

Discuss with MD: You need to discuss this with your MD. You can get outbreaks from type 1 herpes. The treatment is the same. She may have made a decision not treat based on her clinical suspicion. ...Read more

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If I have vaginal herpes will I get cold sores too?

If I have vaginal herpes will I get cold sores too?

No. ...but...: Herpes ii virus is sexually transmitted, and herpes i is the virus responsible for cold sores. But vaginal herpes can be transmitted to the oral cavity if contact is made. ...Read more

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Can a herpes outbreak cause a foul vaginal odor?

No: Herpes causes ulcerations. If you have a foul discharge you may have bacterial vaginosis, trichomonas, gonorrhea or chlamydia. You should be checked. ...Read more

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Will herpes cause an increased number of white blood cells in vaginal discharge?

Will herpes cause an increased number of white blood cells in vaginal discharge?

Not necessarily: It depends on the amount of inlammation.. Low grade inflammation may not have as many WBCs compared to a more inflamed lesion. ...Read more