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Carmex For Herpes
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
Is it possible to "pick up" virus of herpes simplex1 by using lip balm of person who has got the active period 2 month ago and used lipbalm only than?
Yes: No contra-indication but cannot be shared with another person. ...Read more
Multiple: Too numerous to discus here. Best is to search the cdc website. Most have neurologic side effects with opportunistic infections ultimately causing death after overwhelming the immune system. ...Read more
Herpes virus: Oral herpes (hsv1) is most often from physical contact with an infected individual. Genital herpes (hsv2) is most often always contracted from sexual contact, and few cases have been shown of hsv1 coming from oral-genital contact, but the two are all but indistinguishable from each other. Maby the answer to your question is can you get herpes by not having sex, answer is yes. Just contact. ...Read more
Dear doctors on ht. Thank you for answerin my? S. I m stressed for 2mo now. I will get tested, pray4me. Hope I dint catch herpes. Want 2 say 2u thanku
You are in my prayer: Your are in my prayers. Others will read this and pray for you also. God's blessings and the healing power of the holy spirit be with you. ...Read more
Herpes simplex infections in healthy people are usually localized to the area of infection. In people with weakened immune systems herpes can be serious, causing not only skin infections but also potentially infecting other organs.
Herpes infections in newborn babies can be very serious and have lifelong consequences or even causing death. ...Read more
Herpes Symptoms: The virus starts to multiply when it gets into the skin cells. The skin becomes red and sensitive, and soon afterward, one or more blisters or bumps appear. The blisters first open, scab over, and then heal as new skin tissue forms. During a first outbreak, the area is usually painful and may itch, burn or tingle. Flu-like symptoms are also common: swollen glands, headache, muscle aches, fever. ...Read more
HERPES SYMPTOMS: I am assuming you mean herpes simplex commonly known as cold sores. Symptoms are itching and burning, blisters located mainly on the lips and face, also on the genital areas. Occasionally on the fingers, buttocks, and other areas of the skin. Highly contagious. Caused by viruses. ...Read more
Variable: Genital herpes can cause the typical ulcers or sore but it may also present in other ways such as burning with urination, itching without discharge, vaginal irritation with mild spotting. Your doctor can do some very sensitive tests to check whether the symptoms you have are due to herpes. Check the cdc. Gov website for more information on herpes and other stis. ...Read more
Yes?: Would you not want to know if a potential sexual partner was likely to pass sometning on to you? It is patently unethical not to tell people what the risks of interacting with you are, particularly when it comes to a lifetime of potential problems. ...Read more
Med eval: Herpes simplex 2 usually is a cluster of lesions that look like blisters. The lesions can appear on the penis, anus, labia or cervix ; they can spread, coalesce followed by crusting over. The fluid in the lesions is very contagious. Some people contract herpes simplex 2 without symptoms. Cold sores are painful liquid filled blisters that can occur on the lips, roof of the mouth or the gums which. ...Read more
Herpes spreads by touch. There are living viruses in the sores and you can introduce the virus pretty much anywhere on your body by touch. So it's very important to wash hands well after touching the sores.
It is also spread in the saliva once you have been infected. You can spread herpes even when you aren't having any active sores. ...Read more
Medical Assessment.: A cold sore is a lesion with blisters (lip, chin, cheek, nostril & sometimes mouth) which causes burning, pain & itching. It is filled with fluid that is teaming with the Herpes Simplex virus. Herpes simplex in the genital area may cause no symptoms in some people. In others, a few weeks after being exposed to Herpes a person may develop fever, muscle aches & pains, headache & swelling of groin > ...Read more
Had sores before: Herpes makes tiny blisters, in a cluster, very close together. Herpes blisters (vesicles) break open with some clear or yellowish fluid. The sores are painful when touched, until they heal up. One can go to a doctor if such sores occur, to get a diagnosis made. If one doesn't remember ever having such sores, a blood test can tell if he has had herpes types 1 and 2. ...Read more
Depends on type!: If referring to hsv1 or hsv2 or even varicella zoster virus (hhv3) will cause a rash. All three can cause either or both pain and itching. Fever, malaise can be present as well- but not everyone gets all of these at once. A visit to your doctor is most appropriate if you think you have herpes. ...Read more
Other single rashes: Herpes blisters don't look like any other rash when they are at a single location. The reddish spot that comes before the blisters may look like an early pimple trying to form. The scab that comes after the blisters may look like an old pimple trying to heal. If unsure of the diagnosis, one can just do a blood test to look for herpes antibodies. ...Read more