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Dr. Rafael Fonseca
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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 causes swollen lymph nodes in groin. Had negative test for herpes.

What causes swollen lymph nodes in groin. Had negative test for herpes.

If no infections : If no obvious infections snd it is lasting more than 1 week, you need to get a biopsy, please see your doctor. ...Read more

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A friend of mine had genital herpes, she is complaining about getting swollen lymph nodes in the neck & pimples on chest.Is it normal?

A friend of mine had genital herpes, she is complaining about getting swollen lymph nodes in the neck & pimples on chest.Is it normal?

Two kinds of Herpes : Genital herpes does not affect face or upper part of the body. The symptoms you describe need medical attention. Consult your medical doctor. Hope this is helpful information. ...Read more

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Herpes swollen lymph nodes, does this mean i'm fighting the infection?

Herpes swollen lymph nodes, does this mean i'm fighting the infection?

Infections cause it: Lymph nodes swell up anytime there is infection in our skin or mucosal areas. This is just a normal response but it is not a totally effective defense, yet it tends to contain some of the germs before they spread any further. ...Read more

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What could cause swollen lymph nodes in my groin?

What could cause swollen lymph nodes in my groin?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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Treating Swollen Feet or Ankles (Checklist)

Move your body. Avoid sitting or standing for long periods
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Don't wear tight garments
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Lose weight if needed
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Avoid standard diuretics as they won't solve the problem
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Enlarged Lymph Nodes (Definition)

Enlarged lymph nodes are a clinical finding in which the lymph nodes, which are parts of the immune system, are bigger than in a normal, healthy person. This can be caused by infections, cancers, ...Read more


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Swollen Glands (Definition)

Swollen glands is also known as Enlarged lymph nodes. Swollen glands usually refers to enlarged lymph nodes. Lymph nodes may become enlarged during an infection as the nodes fill ...Read more


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