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Como Se Transmite El Herpes Labial
Herpes or other?: A herpes infection of the labia is painful, and appears as a single or cluster of shallow ulcers which are sensitive to touch (clothing or liquids). Get this tested by your health care professional, and if it is herpes, get the subtype identified, as some may require additional testing as they are more serious over time. ...Read more
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
Can I get ocular herpes from a person with labial herpes? If I get in contact with his secretions?
WHY??: Why ask this? Herpes on the face [labial] is usually type 1. Most adults already carry this virus and therefore cannot catch it anew from another person. Eye infections from it are serious but not common. Oral and topical anti-virals are very effective. If you wish to define your vulnerability you can get a blood test to see if you carry hsv-1 and/ or hsv-2. ...Read more
Well if my bumps around labial area are herpes they should have hair inside of it, so I don't think so what could it be then?
Hi! I have painful bump on inferior labial frenulum. I know for certain that it is not genital herpes. Do you have any ideas as to what it is?
Tengo herpes genital, no he tenido ningún síntoma, más la mujer con la que estába se chequeo y en el examen le diagnosticaron herpes simple?
Spanish: Sorry, this was not translated into English. Take Care. ...Read more
My husband gave me genital herpes through a canker sore--but his STD test came back negative for hsv1? Why is that? I have only had one sexual partner: my husband. I contracted genital herpes because he had a canker sore in his mouth and performed oral se
The tests for viral presence and accurate identification (hsv-1 and hsv-2) are not 100% accurate. They tend to look for antibodies for the particular virus, which may not have yet been detectable when the test was performed.
A re-test with one of the newer screening tests is advisable. ...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
From herpes viruses: A person can get herpes from another person's fresh herpes sores. The other person may have sores on his or her genitals, lips, fingers, etc..., and transmit viruses by touching the uninfected person. Sometimes, infected persons can transmit herpes even when they don't have visible fresh herpes sores, so prevention is not always possible. Most adults have had oral herpes, as it is so common. ...Read more
Herpes Simplex Virus: The herpes simplex virus-1 is most often the cause of cold sores. It can be spread to the mouth or lips through activities like kissing. It can spread to the genitals by mouth to genital contact or genital to genital contact. Herpes simplex virus -2 can be spread through vaginal, anal ; oral sex. ...Read more
Varies: Herpes of the genital area can just be a reddened area but classically is a small group of clear blisters. This area is paiful, tingles and can get crusty. It is like a fever blister (only it is not a fever blister). Usually clinically diagosed but can absolutely be diagnosed if cultured and positive. Practice safe sex or you will continue to get the gift that keeps on giving! ...Read more
Valtrex (valacyclovir): Valtrex (valacyclovir) is probably the best anti-viral medication for herpes, as it is taken twice a day, as compared to other medications that need to be taken 3-5x per day. It will help to suppress the viral shedding and make it less likely that you will pass the virus to your sexual partner. You should still avoid contact while having an outbreak in any event. ...Read more
Herpes simplex 2: 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. ...Read more
No cure, can treat: Herpes is a virus that once you have, it can stay hidden in the skin. Your immune system keeps it from multiplying and causing the breakout or sores. When your immune system is weaker, like when it is busy fighting off a cold, the virus comes out to the surface. We do have medication that can help keep the virus from coming out, but there is no cure that will totally wipe it out of your system. ...Read more