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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 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
Depends: Some people got herpes-simplex I (cold sores) as a child (and don't remember the initial infection) & go for years without fever blisters. Herpes simplex-2 (genital herpes) can have no symptoms for months in a a few people. If you think you got it, assume you did & practice safe sex Practice safe sex anyway, so you don't get it or anything else, incl. pregnant. See: http://tinyurl.com/k2rpaj3 ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
With or Without Food: Specific instructions on how to take a medication on dose and frequency need to be obtained from your prescribing physician or pharmacist. There is no effect of food on the absorption of acyclovir; therefore, tablets may be administered with or without food if that what you mean by your question. ...Read more
Yes: The blood test will tell if you have ever been infected with herpes simplex type 1 or type 2. If the tests are negative (and at least 6 weeks have gone by since a suspected infection for the antibody to be made) then you do not have herpes simplex infection. If either of them are positive it means you have been exposed in the past, but does not prove that the suspected infection is due to herpes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Having : 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." ...Read more
Herpes virus is also known as Herpes. Viruses from the family herperviridae. At least seven species of herpesvirus are known to be infectious to man: herpes simplex viruses 1 and 2, varicella zoster virus, epstein-barr virus, cytomegalovirus, human herpesvirus 6, ...Read more
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