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Common Symptoms Of 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
Has gental herpes, has this joint paint in the knees and aching muscles mostly on legs. Is it a common symptoms for gental herpes?
What are odds of false negative for herpes blood test if sexually inactive for a year but have some common symptoms? Test was .63.
1 to 4: 25% of people in this country have herpes, but 90% don't know it. False negative tests from labs these days is rare. If you have herpes simplex i (2/3 are oral) then this is a very common problem -- cold sores. If you have hsv ii (2/3 are genital), then you may have more prolonged/painful lesions that require valtrex/acyclovir treatment. Herpes is forever. This blood test tells you your history. ...Read more
Is it more common for someone to know they have herpes or to not know they have it ? Are people more likely to have the symptoms or not have them?
Not know: Most people who have the herpes virus never know that they have it and can carry it for years before having an out break. The slide that is used in lectures is of an ice berg and the people who know they have it are the top of that ice berg. I delivered a baby who was born infected and neither the mom nor the dad had any idea that they had it. ...Read more
Is it less common or more common to be able to tell if you have herpes?are you more likely to have symptoms then to nit have them ?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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