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Can You Die From Herpes
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 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 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 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
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