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Can our body fight off herpes on its only?

Can our body fight off herpes on its only?

Yes: Most of the time oral or genital herpes resolve on its own in 10-15 days. However if you are immunosuppressed or on steroids long term then meds may be needed ...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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Why is it that our bodies can't fight STDs like HIV but we can fight herpes?

Why is it that our bodies can't fight STDs like HIV but we can fight herpes?

We don't know: The HIV virus is able to evade the immune system. If we had the answer why, we would be able to create a vaccine or cure. ...Read more

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Could I fight herpes early on?

Could I fight herpes early on?

Yes: Although Herpes will not be 'cured' the symptoms can be markedly V'ed with an antiviral. Please discuss with your doctor. Take care. ...Read more

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Can you have herpes all over your body?

Can you have herpes all over your body?

Yes, but rarely: There are several different types of herpes virus. The chicken pox virus (varicella) is a type of herpes virus which does cause blisters to form in an "all over" (ie. Disseminated) pattern. The herpes virus which causes oral sores or genital ulcers (hsv) would very rarely cause a "disseminated" infection. This is unlikely to happen unless a person has an extremely weak immune system (ie. Hiv/aids). ...Read more

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Can you get herpes anywhere on your body?

Can you get herpes anywhere on your body?

Yes: Herpes virus can infect any part of the body. It is transmitted by touch or contact. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about herpes on the body?

Please make: Your question more specific. Clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could you fight herpes early on?

Please tell me, could you fight herpes early on?

Herpes: The best way to treat herpes is to initiate antiviral therapy within 72 hours of diagnosis. This will give the best chance of the medication to be effective in decreasing the symptoms and amount of time an episode can last. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes in different areas of your body?

Can you get herpes in different areas of your body?

Herpes simplex: Herpes simplex virus (hsv) can cause infections that affect the mouth, the face, the genitals, the skin, the buttocks, and the anal area. In general, type i, also known as herpes labialis, causes infections above the waist, most commonly as oral cold sores. Type ii infections occur mainly below the waist, leading to genital herpes. ...Read more

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If you have herpes can it spread all over your body?

If you have herpes can it spread all over your body?

Technically yes: However, this is not common for the average person with herpes. Excema herpeticum is the more widespread eruption of herpes that can be seen in patients with bad eczema o atopic dermatitis. Also, those who are immunosuppressed can have more severe presentation of herpes. Seeing it all over the body is not likely though. ...Read more

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Can herpes cause problems on other parts of the body?

Yes: You can get herpes on virtually any body part. It always causes irritation at the site it appears at. ...Read more

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Are there any studies I can join in the fight againgt herpes?

Are there any studies I can join in the fight againgt herpes?

Great question and thanks for helping: If you want to join a medical research study about genital herpes you can go online or call the local universities in new york for any ongoing studies. You could also find federally funded studies by checking the website at the nih or cdc. ...Read more

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Can you spread herpes from one part of your own body to another?

Can you spread herpes from one part of your own body to another?

Very unlikely: Transfer of herpes from one part of the body to another is called auto-inoculation. It sometimes occurs during someone's first infection with the virus, but after a few months, the immune system prevents new infections with the same virus, anywhere on the body. Use common sense hygiene and avoid rubbing your eyes during an outbreak of oral or genital herpes. Otherwise don't worry about it. ...Read more

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Does herpes make your body itch at night?

Does herpes make your body itch at night?

Localized itching: Herpes can itch, but not all over. It would only itch in the location where you had the lesions. ...Read more

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If herpes is dormant in your body will you test negative?

If herpes is dormant in your body will you test negative?

Depends: That depends on the test. A blood test will remain positive but a veal culture will be positive only with active infection. ...Read more

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Does Herpes Type 1 cause a burning feeling within the body?

Does Herpes Type 1 cause a burning feeling within the body?

It can: ANY virus can make you feel like you are "coming down with something"--so feeling a little under the weather or having something like burning in your body would be one thing that can happen. As long as that feeling goes away in a wee, along with the herpes--then I would say it IS the virus. ...Read more

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How long could herpes live outside the human body on an object?

It depends: Hsv virus is easily inactivated by exposure to ph <4, temperatures >56°c for 30 min, pasteurization (60°c for 10 h), and microwave heating for 4 minutes.
Survival outside host: hsv virus survives for short periods of time outside the host. It can survive on dry inanimate surfaces (survival ranges from few hours to 8 weeks). They survive longer at lower humidity. ...Read more

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Curious. If you have some type of genial warts or herpes. Could you spread onto more places on your body?

Curious. If you have some type of genial warts or herpes. Could you spread onto more places on your body?

Yes, but unlikely: Genital herpes and HPV warts usually remain confined to the genital area. Both infections can spread in a person with weak immune system. You may consider getting HPV vaccine, it works for men also for prevention of genital warts and penile cancer. ...Read more

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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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Does herpes give u a full body rash?

Does herpes give u a full body rash?

HSV1?: It is unlikely except in cases where the person's immune system is highly impaired. ...Read more

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Can I spread herpes 1to my body even if I have antibody?

Herpes: No. Herpes infections do not move. Once infected one cannot be infected at a different spot by the same virus. ...Read more

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How long does it take for my body to produce antibodies from herpes exposure?

2 weeks to 3 months: The response time varies and may take up to three months to turn positive. See this site for more info.
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003352.htm. ...Read more

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Does Herpes Type 1 cause white lining in the cheeks? Have got white lining on both cheeks and a burning feeling within my body.

Does Herpes Type 1 cause white lining in the cheeks? Have got white lining on both cheeks and a burning feeling within my body.

Cold Sores: Cold sores are caused from a herpes infection. You get such an infection from direct contact, such as kissing.

Usually there is tingling of the skin followed by blisters which dry up, can scab, and then heal. Rarely, scarring may result.

Unfortunately, there is no cure and the virus lives in the nerves forever. Therefore, the sores may come back--usually when under stress or there is sunburn. ...Read more

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If herpes is a virus, and we know where it originates and resides in the body between outbreaks, why don't we have a cure? It should be simple, no?

If herpes is a virus, and we know where it originates and resides in the body between outbreaks, why don't we have a cure? It should be simple, no?

Latent infection: It's not so simple. The genetic material of the herpes virus hides out in your own cellular dna, where it can't be affected by drugs. ...Read more