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Can the herpes virus to into remission?

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

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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Can I join the army if I have herpes virus?

Can I join the army if I have herpes virus?

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."
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How detrimental to the body is the herpes virus?

How detrimental to the body is the herpes 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 a urine culture detect herpes virus?

Can a urine culture detect herpes virus?

Herpes: No. Herpes can be detected by an actual smear from the ulcer or blood test. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is HPV from the the herpes virus?

Can you tell me is HPV from the the herpes virus?

No, it is not: - it is from the human papilloma virus. ...Read more

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How long does the herpes virus survive on a finger?

How long does the herpes virus survive on a finger?

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

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Is it true that cold sores are the same as herpes virus?

Is it true that cold sores are the same as herpes virus?

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

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Could the herpes virus be transmitted to me by touching hair?

Could the herpes virus be transmitted to me by touching hair?

No: Herpes is transmitted from an open active lesion to mucous membranes or an abraded area of skin ...Read more

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How long can herpes virus stay dormant before initial outbreak?

Herpes simplex: If an acute initial outbreak is going to occur it will be within several days of acquisition of the virus. The virus will remain with you the rest of your life and may recur with outbreaks in an unpredictable fashion. Some never become symptomatic. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it possible to carry herpes virus but never have an outbreak?

Is it possible to carry herpes virus but never have an outbreak?

Yes: It is possible to be exposed to the herpes virus, and contract it, but never have an outbreak. ...Read more

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Does the herpes virus just stay around lips, but not on the lips?

Does the herpes virus just stay around lips, but not on the lips?

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

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Is a asymptomatic carrier of both herpes virus still be contagious?

Is a asymptomatic carrier of both herpes virus still be contagious?

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

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How are the herpes virus and herpangina distinguished from each other?

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

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If you had been getting cold sores ever since you were a child, is that herpes virus?

Very likely.: If you've been getting cold sores from a very early age, this is a herpes virus, and you probably got it from a relative while sharing drinks, foods, utensils or kisses! It's very common. ...Read more

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How long can the herpes virus survive on plastic and be contagious to another person?

How long can the herpes virus survive on plastic and be contagious to another person?

Herpes Survival: The american college of obstetricians and gynecologists states that the herpes simplex virus may be able to live on surfaces for up to a few hours outside of the body. Be sure to cover any areas of broken skin that may allow a virus to enter your body. ...Read more

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I was wondering how I could have safe sex with my partner if I carry the herpes virus?

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Barrier protection: The safest way would be with barrier protection, such as condoms. ...Read more

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Found out I have slightly elevated herpes antibodies, could it be a fluke and I don't have herpes virus 2?

Found out I have slightly elevated herpes antibodies, could it be a fluke and I don't have herpes virus 2?

Mild Disease: 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

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How to determine if shingles or some herpes virus is affecting the cranial nerves? If it happens what to do?

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

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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 cold sores be normal or are cold sores linked to the herpes virus. Meaning can someone have cold sores but my have the virus?

Cold sores = HSV-1: True cold sores are caused by the herpes hsv-1 virus. For more information go to:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/cold-sore/ds00358. ...Read more

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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?

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?

No risk: Sharing razors is one of those theoretical risks for herpes transmission, but it's very rare. If the blade has been changed, for sure there is no risk from using the same razor handle. ...Read more

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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

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

Throw out the ice: Chance of transmitting herpes this way is slim. But you can get more ice. Throw it out if you still have it. Dilution in water inactivates the virus. Labs preserve it a different way. ...Read more

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How do you contract the herpes virus?

How do you contract the herpes virus?

...: 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

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How bad to the body is the herpes virus?

How bad to the body is the herpes virus?

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

Remission (Definition)

This is related to act of remitting. A condition or period n which something is remitted. It is not a cure. Complete remission means that there is no sign or symptoms of the condition like cancer or another condition partial remission means some ...Read more


Herpes Virus (Definition)

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