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Can herpes simplex type 1 turn into type 2?

Can herpes simplex type 1 turn into type 2?

No: Both are completely different strains. Type 1 causes lesions typically around the mouth. Type 2 causes lesions typically around the genitals. However, there are no absolutes in medicine so either strain can occur anywhere. ...Read more

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Herpes Simplex (Definition)

Herpes Simplex virus 1 & 2 can be a cause of sexually transmitted diseases or sometimes oral/oral contact. Herpes Simplex 1: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/cold-sore/basics/definition/con-20021310 & Herpes Simplex ...Read more


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If my partner and I are both herpes simplex type one and we had oral sex. Could we both become herpes simplex type two? ?

If my partner and I are both herpes simplex type one and we had oral sex. Could we both become herpes simplex type two? ?

Location change only: Herpes simplex type 1&2 are two different strains of the virus in the same family (chicken pox is actually a herpes virus too). It used to be a big deal having type 1 (oral) vs 2 (genital) but the sexual revolution had changed this perception a bit--type 1 can be down below and type 2 can occur above, but one does not change into another. Live well, live safely, and protect yourself. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I use more than one anti-viral for herpes simplex type 2 at te same time? How this can affect my health?

Poly-antiviral tx?: Most cases of hsv will resolve on their own but will resolve more quickly w/antiviral therapy. Abreva otc may work altho we see frequent rapid relapse. Almost all hsv is susceptible to Acyclovir (& its family of agents). Using these 2 together is probably ok. Using 2 Acyclovir derivatives together will just cost you $$$. There currently no other oral agents/effective topical agents. Coming soon. ...Read more

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What is herpes simplex type 1?

What is herpes simplex type 1?

Cold sores: Hsv! is the name for cold sores that commonly occur on the lips. ...Read more

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What is herpes simplex type 1 from?

What is herpes simplex type 1 from?

DNA virus: Hs type 1 is produced by a dna virus that commonly passes in the oral secretions or from direct contact with the skin. It is most commonly identified in "cold sores" which are actually a reactivation of a previous hs1 infection. ...Read more

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Can I get an easy to understand explanation of herpes simplex type 1?

Can I get an easy to understand explanation of herpes simplex type 1?

Herpes Simplex Virus: 1 most commonly causes cold sores. In some cases - it can also cause lesions on the genitals. ...Read more

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In what way can a child get infected with herpes simplex type 1?

In what way can a child get infected with herpes simplex type 1?

Herpes 1: Herpes is a very common infection and most people have had it in their lifetime. It most commonly causes "cold sores". The virus stays with us and can reactivate. Before you realize it you are shedding the virus and if you are with a child who has not had it they can get it very easily. ...Read more

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I had been tested positive for herpes simplex type 1.Can it spread by sharing food without an outbreak? Example like taking her food with my spoon?

I had been tested positive for herpes simplex type 1.Can it spread by sharing food without an outbreak? Example like taking her food with my spoon?

Low risk: While possible, the risk is low. Some people do shed a low level of herpes virus when when there are no lesions. Risk of transmission can be lowered if she takes lysine 100mg daily. She may also take Acyclovir which is a prescription anti-viral that reduces shedding. But also you may already have been exposed to the virus. At least 50% of people have by the time they are 20. Most don't realize it. ...Read more

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Do you know are canker sores related to herpes simplex type 1?

Not related: Cold sores are caused by herpes simplex type 1 virus. Canker sore cause is not well understood, but not beleived to be viral in origin. ...Read more

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Can herpes simplex type 1 infect the genitals?

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Can herpes simplex type 1 infect the genitals?

Yes: Herpes simplex virus type I does infect the genital tract. As a matter of fact, nearly 60% of neonatal herpes infections (mostly acquired from genital tract during the birth process) have been caused by HSV type i. ...Read more

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If I have oral sex with someone who has herpes simplex type 1 will I get genital herpes type 2?

If I have oral sex with someone who has herpes simplex type 1 will I get genital herpes type 2?

Yes!: You can acquire type 2 herpes as well. No protection is given. But remember location does not count. Type one or 2 can infect orally or genitally. ...Read more

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Canker* sores, not cold sores (aka feverblisters)related to herpes simplex type 1, what to do?

Canker* sores, not cold sores (aka feverblisters)related to herpes simplex type 1, what to do?

Herpetic lesions: Canker sores of herpetic origin can be treated palliatively to give relief from the soreness. Abreva is an over-the counter topical gel/medication that you can purchase at your pharmacy that will reduce the length of time that the lesion is active. Your dentist or physician can also prescribe an anti-viral drug (ie. Acyclovir) that can also reduce the length of time and/or onset of appearance. ...Read more

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I have herpes simplex type 1 (cold sores) not responding to Acyclovir is there an alternative?

I have herpes simplex type 1 (cold sores) not responding to Acyclovir is there an alternative?

See a dermatologist: Acyclovir is effective orally, not topically. Must be used at prodrome or daily to be effective. Your dose may be too small. Valacyclovir is much more effective, used at 2 gram dose at prodrome: as soon as you feel the first tingling. Repeat once in 12 hours. Chapstick with sunscreen helps reduce frequency. Lysine is useless. Topicals do very little. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is herpes simplex type 1, IgG antibody?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is herpes simplex type 1, IgG antibody?

Oral herpes: Herpes simplex type 1 is a virus that typically causes cold sores of the mouth and lips. About 50% of the population has had exposure to hsv type 1. The igg antibody is a protein in the blood that shows that your body has been exposed to this virus in the past. ...Read more

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My husbnd has Herpes Simplex type 1. IgG test Result 9.27.I have delivered baby very recently. Will the virus attack my baby? Does it mean no sex life

My husbnd has Herpes Simplex type 1. IgG test Result 9.27.I have delivered baby very recently. Will the virus attack my baby? Does it mean no sex life

Likely none of these: Almost all adult have been infected with herpes type 1. It usually causes cold sores, though it can cause genital infection and other serious infections also. You are in all likelihood already infected and it should not interfere with your sex life. Consult you baby's doctor if there are any issues about the baby. ...Read more

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What is herpes simplex type 1, IgG antibody? Genital or oral?

What is herpes simplex type 1, IgG antibody? Genital or oral?

Usually oral: Herpes infections are described as type I (oral /cold sores)or type ii (genital). However, either type can cause affect either location. Igg antibody detected by a blood test. & indicates one has been exposed to the virus at least several weeks prior &possibly much longer- as in years. Most people who have HSV antibody have no idea that they have herpes. ...Read more

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How far is the cure for herpes simplex type 2?

Not soon: Because most people with "herpes" become pretty much immune after a few years, there is little incentive for drug companies to invest in vaccine at this time. Research does go on. Slowly. ...Read more

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Can herpes simplex type 2 affect fertility in women and in men?

Can herpes simplex type 2 affect fertility in women and in men?

Unlikely: The main extragenital complications of gential herpes simplex infection include hsv meningitis and proctitits. I don't know of any occurrences of hsv orchitis in men or involvement of the seminal vesicles, bulbourethrals, or prostate, which may affect male fertility. Similarly, female fertility is unlikely to be affected by hsv alone. The main concern is vertical transmission during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Please help! What happens if you have herpes simplex type 2 and get them in your eyes?

Please help! What happens if you have herpes simplex type 2 and get them in your eyes?

Seek help: Herpes simplex infections of the eye can be very serious, causing anything from irritation to blindness. It requires the special care and attention of an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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How common is herpes simplex virus type 1?

How common is herpes simplex virus type 1?

HSV 1: In the United States, there are about 500, 000 primary hsv 1 infections each year. Infection is permanent, but rarely serious in the patient with a normal immune system. Most patients are either without symptoms or have mild clinical disease. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is herpes simplex virus type 1 very common?

Can you tell me is herpes simplex virus type 1 very common?

Not uncommon: Although hsv 1 infections occur worldwide, in the United States there are about 500, 000 primary hsv 1 infections every year. Most clinical presentations are not serious, if the patient has a normal immune system. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about herpes simplex virus type 2, and what I should do if I have it?

Hsv: There are two types of oral/genital herpes, type 1 and 2 respectively.

If you believe you have either, see your physician for a culture or bloodwork. There are anibiotics that can greatly help. ...Read more

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Can herpes simplex type 2 travel to the eye and cause damage?

Can herpes simplex type 2 travel to the eye and cause damage?

Yes: Herpes simplex virus (hsv) can cause infections and inflammation of the skin around the eye, the cornea, the conjunctiva and in rare cases the retina. If you suspect any of these conditions see your eye doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Can herpes simplex type two oral cause chronic fatigue syndrome or daily fatigue?

Can herpes simplex type two oral cause chronic fatigue syndrome or daily fatigue?

No Herpes Simplex: Is divided into two types: HSV type 1 and HSV type 2. Both of these conditions can affect your mouth or your genitals and can be spread via oral sex, but not cause chronic fatigue syndrome. There no cure for HSV infection and often stress is an aggravating factor. Cold sores generally clear up without treatment within 10-14 days. See your PCP for physical. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for herpes simplex virus type 1?

Medications: You can take famcyclovir or valcyclocir by mouthto have an outbreak heal faster. If you get out breaks very commonly you can take either of these two medications on a daily basis to prevent an outbreak. ...Read more

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Can herpes simplex type 2 travel to my eye or brain?

Can herpes simplex type 2 travel to my eye or brain?

It sounds...: ...As if someone (or some web site) has been frightening you with weird anecdotal stories. The herpes virus mostly causes blisters on the surface of the skin. It can infect other organs (including the eye and brain), but only in rare and unusual circumstances, such as newborn babies infected at birth, or debilitated patients with deficient immune systems. ...Read more

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What are the chances to transmit herpes simplex type 2 if I don't ejaculate and have no blisters or symptoms? Without condom!

What are the chances to transmit herpes simplex type 2 if I don't ejaculate and have no blisters or symptoms? Without condom!

Possible: Ejaculation is not necessary, nor are visible sores always present when you shed the virus. Having direct contact with the penis is enough to pass the virus. See: http://www. Cdc. Gov/std/herpes/stdfact-herpes. Htm. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a man with sickle cell anemia catching herpes simplex type 2 from someone that is not having an outbreak?

What are the chances of a man with sickle cell anemia catching herpes simplex type 2 from someone that is not having an outbreak?

Not zero: Sickle cell anemia plays no role in this situation. The key point is that some individuals that have been infected with herpes simplex virus can have asymptomatic shedding of virus, even when not having an outbreak. ...Read more

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Can I get an easy to understand explanation of the herpes simplex virus type 1 (oral not genital)?

Most cold sores: Are caused by herpes simplex virus type 1. However, less often herpes simplex virus type 2 - can cause oral lesions. ...Read more

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I am 28 year old female. .. m married and miscarriage because of rubella IgG. .. and now reports showed that m having herpes simplex type 2 IgM 2.50?

I am 28 year old female. .. m married and miscarriage because of rubella IgG. .. and now reports showed that m having herpes simplex type 2 IgM 2.50?

What's the question?: The presence of rubella IgG means that you were protected against rubella and thus it was not the cause for your miscarriage. Assuming the HSV2 is positive, you will need to talk to your OB doctor regarding this issue even though I am not aware that this is causing miscarriage. I still don't understand your question however. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is herpes simplex virus type 1 a std?

Herpes Simplex: Herpes simplex, now called "hsv 1 or herpes type one" is usually contracted as a child from family members.

But, if you enter into adulthood and do not have this infection, it can be caught from kissing or any other exposure that you get skin to skin from an infected individual.

But, in most cases herpes one is not caught as an std. ...Read more

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When having intercourse with a high risk sexual partner, how to prevent herpes simplex virus type 2?

When having intercourse with a high risk sexual partner, how to prevent herpes simplex virus type 2?

Preventing Herpes: There is no 100% solution here, unfortunately. The infected partner in a couple can be put on medication to suppress the viral shedding, but this protects against infection only up to 50%. If the infected partner is male and the infection is on the penis then condoms are very effective at preventing contagion. Herpes is transmitted skin to skin and can be caught even without an active sore. ...Read more

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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Cold Sore (Definition)

Also referred to as fever blisters, cold sores are small, painful fluid-filled blisters that are usually found around the lips. Cold sores are very contagious and can be spread by mouth to mouth contact and can spread to the genitalia and cause genital ...Read more