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Can you die from gential herpes? Can HSV be that serious

Can you die from gential herpes? Can HSV be that serious

No: It would be very unlikely. Sometimes when patients have comorbidities like hiv, then they are more susceptible to viral infections such as the herpes infection. There is such a thing as systemic herpes. But that would be exceedingly rare in a non-immunocompromised person. The best way to fend off an outbreak is to get good sleep eat well and exercise. ...Read more

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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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Could someone die from herpes?

Herpes Encephalitis: Herpes encephalitis is a rare complication of the herpes virus affecting the brain- it can lead to death. ...Read more

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How long does it take for herpes to show up? Can i die from it eventually?

How long does it take for herpes to show up? Can i die from it eventually?

Herpes: 90% of those infected with herpes never get a sore. So it can be forever. But, the blood test for herpes should turn positive three to six months after exposure. No. Herpes is not life threatening. ...Read more

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How to treat herpes zoster? Can it cause death?

Depends on situation: If you had chicken pox then you risk getting shingles. Vaccination the best way to lower the risk of getting shingles; the severity of pain and complications are signifantly decreased. Acyclovir is used for therapy, but is most effective witihn 48-72 hrs of an outbreak. Death from shingles is rare but can happen esp in pt with impaired immunity. ...Read more

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Can people die from genital herpes?

Can people die from genital herpes?

No it's not fatal: Genital herpes can be painful but no it's not fatal for adults. However, if a pregnant woman has active herpes lesions during her 3rd trimester of pregnancy she may be advised to have a c-section to avoid passing it to the newborn during delivery. Antiviral medications such as Acyclovir and valacyclovir are both considered safe to take during pregnancy and are advised if there is a history. ...Read more

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Can people die form herpes simplex?

Can people die form herpes simplex?

Yes possible but: is rare. Herpes simplex mostly confines to generals or oral cavity during the remissions virus stay dormant in the nerve roots , some times invades brain membranes may cause fulminant encephalitis , which is fortunately rare. ...Read more

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If someone with herpes uses your make-up, like eyeliner or lipstick, do you have to throw it away or will the virus die after some hours/days?

If someone with herpes uses your make-up, like eyeliner or lipstick, do you have to throw it away or will the virus die after some hours/days?

Throw it away. : Just throw it away to be on the safe side. Herpes is easy to catch and it affects 1 out of 4 people on the planet. We do not know how long it lasts on make-up. ...Read more

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If you touch herpes and you wash your hands with only running water for 3 minutes or more, will herpes die?

If you touch herpes and you wash your hands with only running water for 3 minutes or more, will herpes die?

Uncertain: It's tough to predict in your scenario what the risk is of someone contracting herpes. Your intact skin offers a great barrier of protection to many pathogens, including the herpes virus. Couple that with prompt washing of the affected area, it should minimize your risk of contraction dramatically. All the best! ...Read more