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Can You Get Herpes From A Fever Blister
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
I started to notice fever blisters recently and i read it was a herpes 1 stimlax or some sort. Am i going to get them again? How do I treat it fast?
Time will heal: It is true that this is caused by herpes simplex virus. Treatment is largely for comfort, and a product like orabase can be used, which uses a covering with a topical anesthetic. Anti-viral medications are very seldom used for "cold sores". It is a virus which resides in the nerve trunks of the facial nerves, and will recur. Good luck... 7-10 days... ...Read more
I've gotten fever blisters since a kid I know it's herpes right but does that mean every time I get one does that mean I can get Bell's palsy? Panic
Not necessarily: We believe Bell's palsy is secondary to herpes simplex, but this virus is already present in most human bodies in the dorsal root ganglion. Activation causing lip inflammation has little to do with an effect on the facial nerve. If you are in "panic" due to your concerns, best to get some counseling to cope better. ...Read more
Father was diagnosed Herpes from blisters in his upper back portion with minor fever. How did he get it and what precautions to avoid contagiousness?
Herpes Zoster: Shingles are a reactivation of the childhood infection form Chicken Pox. IT is not contagious. He did not just 'get it'. This is a common and painful reactivation of a previous infection. It must be treated aggressively with antiviral medication. And then he should get the shingles vaccine so this does not occur again. ...Read more
Cold sores: In general, I would normally tell a patient it is slighytly possible ...Read more
If I give oral to someone with genital herpes, will I get genital herpes or oral herpes (like fever blisters, etc)?
Be careful: both type one and type two can actually be genital or oral. best to stay away from lesions ...Read more
I smoked with someone about two months ago who i think may have herpes but i never gotten any fever blister what are the chances might have it?
I've got a fever blister and i've got been getting them most of my life. Does it mean i've got been infected with herpes?
I have had a recent bump outbreak in pubic area and I'm not sure what it is. Is it herpes, I've shown many symptoms of herpes with fevers&blisters.
Get seen ASAP: If you want to know what disease or diseases you might have, especially if you are concerned about sexually transmitted diseases, you need testing in real life. Many sexually transmitted diseases "travel together." Avoid intercourse until you have had a pelvic exam and STD testing, including herpes and HIV. Get seen right away so you can be evaluated and treated. Best wishes to you. ...Read more
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