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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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I was diegnosed with herpes type 2 nine years ago. Since then I beleive my groin and breath smell. Not nice kind of smelly bad bacteria. My gp says it's all in my head. But after swabs in groin I always get fungil infection their. Point 2. I've had bells

I was diegnosed with herpes type 2 nine years ago. Since then I beleive my groin and breath smell. Not nice kind of smelly bad bacteria. My gp says it's all in my head. But after swabs in groin I always get fungil infection their. Point 2. I've had bells

Separate problems: Neither HSV2 nor genital herpes can cause altered breath or groin odor, and herpes rarely causes recurrent inflammation or irritation in the groin. These are entirely separate problems. Your question is cut off at "bells", but maybe you mean Bell's palsy? That problem can be related to HSV1, but rarely if ever to HSV2. Discuss w/ your doctor, or get truly expert care at your nearby NHS GUM clinic. ...Read more

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Can a person get HPV or herpes in the throat. I'm not sick but my throat hurts sometimes and I feel like I've held my breath. I have HPV and hsv1.

Can a person get HPV or herpes in the throat. I'm not sick but my throat hurts sometimes and I feel like I've held my breath. I have HPV and hsv1.

Yes. Dr. can check.: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). A couple days of throat lozenges and tylenol (acetaminophen) can decrease throat pain. ...Read more

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Could someone get eye herpes if someone with sores in their mouth breathes on them?

Could someone get eye herpes if someone with sores in their mouth breathes on them?

No: Herpes flares up in the eyes because it is already in that persons body. You can only catch herpes type I from someone else if you are immunosuppressed. Type II herpes is transmissible but requires direct fluid contact and this is unlikely in an ordinary breath. Also there are many reasons for sores in the mouth and your friend might have one of the other causes. ...Read more

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Please tell me if you can get eye herpes if someone with sores in their mouth breathes on them?

Please tell me if you can get eye herpes if someone with sores in their mouth breathes on them?

Very unlikely: Herpes is spread by contact rather than through the air. Most adult herpes is internal and not acquired from someone else. If the contact is more intimate especially if involved in kissing or sexual activities, then spread is more likely. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes through clothing?

Can you get herpes through clothing?

Doubtful: By theory, but doubtful. For example if a person has an open sore or even a sore that is not readily visible and has sex while you are wearing underwear and the virus gets on your underwear, it would have to seep through the clothing and get onto your vaginal area. That being said, the safest is the use of condoms to prevent the spread of the virus, as it is unlikely with clothing, but can occur. ...Read more

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Herpes paranoia : Can you get herpes through urine? Can you get herpes through bed sheets? Can you get herpes from the floor? Sorry I'm just paranoid

Herpes paranoia : Can you get herpes through urine? Can you get herpes through bed sheets? Can you get herpes from the floor? Sorry I'm just paranoid

Probably not: Herpes is spread by direct contact with the lesion on an infected person. It is not passed through the urine. There may be recorded instances of transmission through objects, but I have not read any personally. (One can never say never in medicine :)) ...Read more

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Is it possible to get herpes through artificial insemination?

Is it possible to get herpes through artificial insemination?

Theoretically yes: Hsv can be transmitted through ai, so we recommend screening of donors to prevent transmission. Sperm banks screen their donors but if this is a directed sperm donor, you have to decide on the screening. We usually recommend infectious disease tests and quarantine for directed donors but sometimes people waive the testing and take risks. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hello, my sinuses get blocked at night not completely but sometimes to the point where I struggle to breath through my noise. What can I do?

Hello, my sinuses get blocked at night not completely but sometimes to the point where I struggle to breath through my noise. What can I do?

Blocked sinus: Use nasal saline rinses 2-3 times a day and any oral or nasal decongestants. Humidifier works wonders if you are using heater. Hydrate. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to get genitial herpes through sharing cigarettes?

Is it possible for you to get genitial herpes through sharing cigarettes?

Herpes: No. This is in no way how herpes is transmitted. Herpes is transmitted skin to skin. Someone with herpes two does not have them on their hands and thus does not transmit a virus to a cigarette. ...Read more

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Why is geodon (ziprasidone) taken at night and morning. It takes away energy and it was harder to get through the day when on it. Slows me down and harder to breath?

Why is geodon (ziprasidone) taken at night and morning. It takes away energy and it was harder to get through the day when on it. Slows me down and harder to breath?

First of all: I do not see in your list of conditions a medical diagnosis that would warrant use of Geodon (ziprasidone). You must have left something out. Second, you need to discuss your symptoms with the prescribing doctor. Generally speaking Geodon (ziprasidone) is used for Bipolar Disease and Schizophrenia. Do not abruptly discontinue use or change the dose without first discussing this with your doctor ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to get herpes through a cut on my hand?

Is it possible for me to get herpes through a cut on my hand?

Yes: The transmission of herpes is not 100% with contact but increases with any breaks in skin or contact with mucosal membranes. One could potentially "auto-inoculate" or spread the herpes virus to different parts of their body this way. Therefore, a cut to the hand makes it vulnerable to the herpes virus if there was contact. ...Read more

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So I have been feeling like im not gettin enough air when breathing through my nose but takin 15 breaths a min and hr is good been about 7 days?

So I have been feeling like im not gettin enough air when breathing through my nose but takin 15 breaths a min and hr is good been about 7 days?

Feeling like not enough air when breathing: For what I understand you are short of breath? , 15/min. The next sentence does not make any seance to me. "15 breaths a min and hr is good been about 7 days" Please explain what you want to say.
DO you smoke? If yes for how many years, how many packs a day? Do you use illicit drugs?
Have you had pulmonary issues in the past such as TB, pneumonia, trauma, surgery in the chest. Have you seen Dr. Please respond to my questions. ...Read more

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Can you get an STD like aids or herpes through making out?

Can you get an STD like aids or herpes through making out?

Yes: Oral kissing is unlikely to lead to the transmission of certain sexually transmitted infections, unless there is bleeding into the mouth from a break in the skin/mucous membrane. The risk is very low still. ...Read more

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Do I have asthma? Through my entire life I have had these pains in what I thought were my lungs. It didn't happen all the time, or at all often. Maybe a handful of times in a year, when I would take a deep breath I get a sharp pain, usually in the right s

Do I have asthma? Through my entire life I have had these pains in what I thought were my lungs. It didn't happen all the time, or at all often. Maybe a handful of times in a year, when I would take a deep breath I get a sharp pain, usually in the right s

Not necessarily: Your symptoms do not fit into the expected mold of asthma. However, to make sure, you should get tested. Talk to your physician and give a good history of your symptoms, your family history of asthma (if any) and when, where and why you get your symptoms. A simple spirometry test will also be in order to rule out any other possibilities. Get tested as soon as you can. Good luck. ...Read more

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I breath through my mouth and inhalled a flying insect. I felt it stuck on my throat for some minutes, coughed, but it didn't get out. Is it dangerous?

I breath through my mouth and inhalled a flying insect. I felt it stuck on my throat for some minutes, coughed, but it didn't get out. Is it dangerous?

Probably ok: You ate a bug or breathed it in. You will probably be ok. We were just in Ireland in July, didn't see any bugs. It is unlikely that it got past your vocal cords. So you either ate it or coughed it out. The acid in your stomach will kill any insect. Hope this helps, lovely country. ...Read more

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I get shortness of breath, as if can't breath in enough air, so its easier to breath through mouth. Some times chest tightness & cough what could it be?

I get shortness of breath, as if can't breath in enough air, so its easier to breath through mouth. Some times chest tightness & cough what could it be?

Get checked out ASAP: One of the most common errors patients and doctors make is assuming that because someone is under forty, they cannot have a serious cardiac or pulmonary condition. That is simply not true. You could be having an anginal equivalent - in other words your shortness of breath could mean your heartis notable to habndle thestrain being put on it. It sould also be pulmonary in origin. See your docto. ...Read more

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I get a herpes blister on my neck. Can I transmit the virus through kissing or intercourse if my parter doesn't come in contact with the sore itself?

I get a herpes blister on my neck. Can I transmit the virus through kissing or intercourse if my parter doesn't come in contact with the sore itself?

Maybe risk orally: If the herpes diagnosis is correct, the main risk is from direct contact with sore. Probably HSV1, originally acquired orally. If so, maybe a chance you have virus in the mouth during your neck outbreaks; probably best to avoid kissing or performing oral sex at those times. It's unlikely you have a genital infection, so no risk from intercourse. She could be tested to see if infected and immune. ...Read more

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How can herpes be passed on from a woman to another woman? Is there a way to get genital herpes through oral sex if I have it and she does not?

How can herpes be passed on from a woman to another woman? Is there a way to get genital herpes through oral sex if I have it and she does not?

Depends on immunity: If immune to Herpes type 1 she should not be able to catch type 1 again, but may have outbreaks at locations where she had it originally. If immune to type 2 she should not be able to catch type 2 again, but may have outbreaks at locations where she had it originally. If NOT immune to type 1, she can catch type 1; if NOT immune to type 2, she can catch type 2; at locations where she is exposed. ...Read more

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I snore of a night so loud and breath through my mouth a lot I even wake my self up snoring and hardly get much sleep? Any idea why this happens?!

I snore of a night so loud and breath through my mouth a lot I even wake my self up snoring and hardly get much sleep? Any idea why this happens?!

Possible sleep apnea: Snoring and daytime fatigue are typical symptoms of sleep apnea. If you snore loudly and experience a lot of daytime fatigue and sleepiness then ask your doctor if they think a referral for a sleep study would be appropriate. ...Read more

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Its hard for me to breathe through my nose while on cpap, I get hot and feel like im suffocatin. Should I just do it anyway? Mouth is easier to breath

Its hard for me to breathe through my nose while on cpap, I get hot and feel like im suffocatin. Should I just do it anyway? Mouth is easier to breath

Adjustment needed: Call your doc since it can be adjusted by the CPAP company. You should not have any discomfort using the equipment. ...Read more

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Can you get incurable genital herpes from a cold sore through oral sex?

Can you get incurable genital herpes from a cold sore through oral sex?

Yes but not easily: Type 1 hsv which is the virus that causes oral labial herpes or cold sores- does not transmit easily to the genital area- however it is possible. Thus oral sex should be avoided if a cold sore is present. ...Read more

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My husband has hsv1 with no symptoms of cold sores, can I still get genital herpes from this through oral sex?

My husband has hsv1 with no symptoms of cold sores, can I still get genital herpes from this through oral sex?

Misinformed?: There are two separate herpes viruses. One cannot transmit a virus they do not have.
75% of adults have hsv 1 already. We now understand that 90% of those do not have outbreaks. But, viral shedding does occur and contagiousness is common even without an outbreak. Hsv 2, the 'genital' herpes, is found in 25% of humans. ...Read more