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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?

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?

For life.: 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. Are you a health care worker? 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

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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 & ...Read more


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How can the herpes simplex virus develop when neither partner has the virus?

How can the herpes simplex virus develop when neither partner has the virus?

Kissing: One of the ways the herpes simplex virus can develop outside of a sexual relationship is through kissing and passage of oral herpes (hsv-1). Many families, friends and cultures still greet each other with a kiss! ...Read more

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Can the herpes simplex virus be transmitted via kissing?

Can the herpes simplex virus be transmitted via kissing?

Yes: Herpes simplex 1 or less commonly 2 can be spread by kissing with or without visible lesions on the lips. ...Read more

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Could you die from herpes labialis which is caused by the herpes simplex virus.?

Could you die from herpes labialis which is caused by the herpes simplex virus.?

In general: In an immunocompetent host (a person with a healthy immune system), a herpes simplex infection is not accepted as a disease process that causes significant mortality (deaths) or morbidity (health related hardships). ...Read more

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

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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How is the herpes simplex virus spread? Can you get infected by touching your mouth after you touch something that someone with herpes has touched?

Herpes: Herpes is contracted skin to skin or saliva to skin from an infected person. Most in the western world have herpes simplex. It is like 75% of adults. Most get herpes from family members as children. The only way to diagnose herpes is through blood testing. ...Read more

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How do I tell if i've got the herpes simplex virus or something?

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

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Is the herpes simplex virus related to the coxsackie virus?

Is the herpes simplex virus related to the coxsackie virus?

No: 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

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Is the herpes simplex virus contracted from the first unprotected sexual encounter?

Is the herpes simplex virus contracted from the first unprotected sexual encounter?

Yes can get it: in the first encounter in unprotected sex , once get infected will never leave the body , see your doctor some drugs like famclovir may help you ...Read more

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Have I got the herpes simplex virus or something else if pain only the first time I saw blisters down there?

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

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How can the herpes simplex virus spread?

How can the herpes simplex virus spread?

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

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I am having the herpes simplex virus from the chickenpox, what to do?

I am having the herpes simplex virus from the chickenpox, what to do?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Could i spread the herpes simplex virus?

If you have herpes: Simplex 1 and 2 - it is possible to spread it. ...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


Thyroid Gland (Definition)

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