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Can The Herpes Simplex Virus Affect The Thyroid Gland
How long does the herpes simplex virus (1) last on a finger. -if one touched a present oral blister that hasn't yet opened, then touched another area?
It's not as bad as it sounds. The first episode is the worst. Recurrences become less and less symptomatic, and less frequent until finally it stops. There is usually an interval of months, or years between attacks.
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It can defiinitely be transmitted to other areas but for some reason isn't commonly. Good Idea to cover it while you have it with a band aid. ...Read more
Can I get an easy to understand explanation of the herpes simplex virus type 1 (oral not genital)?
See your doctor.: You need to come in and see your doctor, we can do a culture to tell for sure what you have. You need to be treated for any ulcer you may have down there! Remember you may also be infecting your partner so make sure and come in sooner then later :). ...Read more
Your doctor: Can order a lab test that will determine this. ...Read more
Yes: Through viral shedding.Get a more detailed answer ›
Coxackie virus is an enterovirus (like polio and echo virus) belongs to the Picornaviridae family. (RNA virus) Because it causes Herpangina, people may think is herpes, however it has nothing to do with Herpes.
The herpes virus belongs to the Herpesviridae family (like chickenpox, zoster virus etc.). (DNA virus) ...Read more
Have I got the herpes simplex virus or something else if pain only the first time I saw blisters down there?
Possibly: From your brief description it most likely is herpes. Other causes could be irritation from shaving or waxing, "diaper rash" type irriation, pimples, or other vaginal lesions. Observation by your physician should be as soon as possible so he can diagnose and treat the problem asap. ...Read more
Yes: The transmission of herpes is not 100% with contact but increases with any breaks in skin or contact with mucosal membranes. One could potentially "auto-inoculate" or spread the herpes virus to different parts of their body this way if there is contact with contents of a herpes rash to the other body part (s). ...Read more
Confusing question: The varicella virus, a virus in the herpes family of dna viruses, causes chickenpox. It is in the same family as the herpes simplex virus but they are not the same. Adults with chickenpox can take antiviral meds to diminish the intensity of the illness as needed. Contact your doc. ...Read more
No: They come from different sources.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can someone be immune to the herpes simplex virus? And still have the shingles? If so is there a test you can take to see?
Painful 1-side rash: Shingles is caused by varicella zoster virus, a member of the herpes virus family. Herpes simplex viruses are also members of the same family but different viruses from herpes simplex. You can have one & not the other. Having antibodies to herpes simplex doesn't prevent you from having shingles. Shingles is a reactivation of chickenpox that a person had previously. There are blood tests for all 3. ...Read more
I have the herpes simplex virus on my whole lip and its swollen with puss. It hurts to drink and eat. When will it heal?
Swollen with Pus?: Herpes does not usually swell and it definitely does not have pus. This sounds like an infection. And with the staph epidemic I would recommend you getting in to be seen urgently. There is a secondary skin infection that is also common known as impetigo. Please get seen today or tomorrow. ...Read more
Does the herpes simplex virus survives in make-up like mascara and eyeliner forever or will it die after a while?
Huh?: I've never heard of herpes in masacara? Why would herpes get into mascara in the first place? Unless you rubbed mascara wand over a cold sore or a genital sore? This is a question that, I believe, is beyond scientific explanation. If you're at all worried, however, why not throw out the mascara and/or eyeliner and start with a new one? ...Read more
Location: Essentially the same except for location.Get a more detailed answer ›
Type 1 more common: Cold sores on or near the lips are due to recurrence of herpes type 1 or 2. Herpes viruses, after the initial infection, live in a person's nerves and travel down the nerves to the surface to form blisters that break open, spreading more virus. Type 1 is more common on the lips, and type 2 more common on the genitals. With people engaging in oral sex, either type can be in one or both locations. ...Read more
Absolutely: Yes, definitely.Get a more detailed answer ›
No.: They can tear, and also they do not cover all skin areas in contact. ...Read more
What does this mean? Hsv 1 Igg, Type Spec: <0.91 INDEX Herpes Simplex Virus I/ii Igm Hsv, Igm I/ii Comb
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
It is an endocrine gland which produces thyroxin hormone which controls the metabolism in every cell in the body. It produces 80 to 90%t4 and 10 to 20 %t3. These control rate of metabolism and affect the growth and rate of functions of many cells in the body it is ...Read more