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Can The Herpes Virus To Into Remission
Herpes: A person never "goes into remission" with herpes. One you are exposed to herpes you will always carry the virus. The virus will be inside your nerve and only come out periodically. The first outbreak a person has is generally the worst one. After this it is very very variable. We can try to prevent this from happening with pills if you want to take them. See your md or dermatologist for more info. ...Read more
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 Virus is not generally not medically disqualifying for military service. However : "Current or history of genital infection or ulceration, including, but not limited to herpes genitalis (054.13) and condyloma acuminatum (078.11), if of sufficient severity to require frequent intervention or to interfere with normal function, is disqualifying."
HERPES ON FINGER:
THERE IS VERY LITTLE CHANCE THAT THE HERPESVIRUS COULD LAST AT ALL IF YOU WASH IT AFTER EXPOSURE.
NO NEED TO WORRY ...Read more
No: You either have it or you don't. ...Read more
Cold sores: Commonly misdiagnosed, cold sores are not always herpes! some cold sores are "apthae" (canker sores) which is a nonspecific term for recurrent ulceration (s) from trauma, stress, nutititional imablance, allergy, hormones, or many other causes. For these, antivirals, salves, and potions are useless and should be discouraged. Supportive care is best. ...Read more
No: You can get it on the edge of the lip or close to the nose. It can even be alongside or on the edge of the nose. ...Read more
Incomplete question: You have not provided enough information for a meaningful opinion. ...Read more
Yes, sometimes...: People who have gotten herpes 1 or herpes 2 will sometimes shed virus while having no symptoms. They are contagious during the shedding, but they can't tell when they are shedding. They are more contagious during an outbreak, because there are a lot more viruses there during an outbreak. ...Read more
Several differences: While both are viruses, they are different classes and do different things. Herpangina is coxsackie virus which attack soft palate/throat and is self limiting within 10 days. Herpes initially can occur throught the entire mucose (primary herpetic gingivostomatitis) but recurrence usually is localized to the lips and peeioral skin. Likewise it is self limiting. ...Read more
Barrier protection: The safest way would be with barrier protection, such as condoms. ...Read more
Found out I have slightly elevated herpes antibodies, could it be a fluke and I don't have herpes virus 2?
22% of adult americans from all backgrounds, income levels and ethnic groups have hsv-2.The disease is so mild that two third of the infected people don't even know they have it.
You did not say what antibodies were positive igg or igm, igm antibodies mean acute infection and igg means past infection with the virus
discuss the results in detail with your doctor who ordered the test, you may need no rx. ...Read more
How to determine if shingles or some herpes virus is affecting the cranial nerves? If it happens what to do?
See your doctor: This partly duplicates another question. See that reply. There isn't enough info here (e.g. what symptoms you are having) to say anything more. See your primary care doctor if you have continuing symptoms that concern you. ...Read more
Can cold sores be normal or are cold sores linked to the herpes virus. Meaning can someone have cold sores but my have the virus?
Can you contract the herpes virus from using the same razor stick but a new blade as someone who has used the raZor stick when they had an outbreak?
How long can herpes virus last outside the body in a freezer? Like if an infected person touches icecube and put it in freezer. How long will it last
...: You can get genital herpes by having sex (oral, vaginal, anal) with someone who has herpes. The virus can be found in the sores, but there does not need to be an open sore to get the virus. This is known as “asymptomatic shedding.” there is treatment but no cure. Latex condoms decrease risk of getting herpes. ...Read more
Herpes: Herpes virus isn't particularly bad to catch. Most people have exposure to herpes type 1 by the time they are 20. About 1 in 5 people show blood evidence of having been exposed to herpes type 2 virus. Most don't even know it. Some people do have trouble with frequent or severe outbreaks. Also it can rarely cause a serious infection of the brain. This is especially true for babies at time of birth. ...Read more
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