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Can Herpes Lie Dormant
Yes: Blood tests can diagnose herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV1), the usual cause of oral herpes, and HSV2, the main cause of genital herpes. Have an IgG antibody test only. IgM testing often done but is unreliable, often misleading, not recommended by herpes experts. But beware: even IgG testing can be misleading. Get tested only if recommended by a doctor experienced in herpes and testing for it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Herpes simplex: Lifetime in many cases.Get a more detailed answer ›
Get script of anti-: virals from your doctor and take daily suppressive dose which decreses your risk of shedding to 1 out 365 days a year ...Read more
Herpes: Recurrent herpetic outbreaks are usually shorter in duration (averaging 7 days), with less severe symptoms and are often preceded by a prodrome of itching or burning in the affected area. Systemic symptoms are usually absent. Most people diagnosed with a first episode of genital herpes can expect to have several (typically four or five) outbreaks (symptomatic recurrences) within a year. ...Read more
Herpes infection: Clinical symptoms of herpes eruption range from no eruptions at all even though the person has an infection to eruptions coming very closely together like 1-2 times a month for a person with a fully functional immune system. Stress, being ill, sun exposure and other stimuli can increase frequency of eruptions. People whose immune systems are weakened get frequent or continuous eruptions. ...Read more
In the ganglia: Which is a bundle of nerve tissue that contains the body of nerve cells. It acts as a relay station between central and peripheral nervous system. That's where the virus lives. For facial herpes it's in trigeminal or gasserian ganglion, for genital herpes it's in the pelvic dorsal ganglia. ...Read more
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