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Doctor insights on: Contracted Herpes

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How do I know if I have contracted herpes?

If you got exposed: If you got exposued to somebody who has herpes, in a intimate way. The intimate contact areas will show blisters, sores, can exude, painful, it may be different as per " what else you got along with.". ...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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I recently contracted herpes. Is there a cure?

Herpes: Unfortunately there is no cure. Once you have the virus, it lives in your nervous system and will periodically cause outbreaks which can be treated with prescription antivirals. ...Read more

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Can you contract herpes through skin-to-skin contact?

Can you contract herpes through skin-to-skin contact?

Yes: Yes... If the oral herpes vesicle is present, it is extremely contagous. Drinking from the same glass, kissing or smoking the same cigarette are all possible ways of contracting oral herpes. ...Read more

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What is the chance of contracting herpes through our drinks?

What is the chance of contracting herpes through our drinks?

None: You don't get herpes from drinks.It requires itimate contact 'skin to skin' contact with someone who has it , usually. ...Read more

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Can i still contract herpes even if she has no sign of an out break?

Can i still contract herpes even if she has no sign of an out break?

Yes: Asymptomatic viral shedding is the most common way to spread herpes. If she is taking medication, though, you should be totally fine! see this article i authored on the topic: http://www.Lasvegasdermatology.Com/in-the-media/its-not-a-cold-sore-its-herpes. ...Read more

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Can you contract herpes from sleepin in a bed after someone with herpes slept in it?

Can you contract herpes from sleepin in a bed after someone with herpes slept in it?

Unlikely : It is possible but highly unlikely. The herpes virus does not live very long outside the body. While the chances of transmitting or contracting herpes from a toilet seat or towel are extremely low, it is advisable to wipe off toilet seats and not to share damp towels. ...Read more

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Friend thinks she may have contracted herpes from a child at her childcare facility, is this possible?

Friend thinks she may have contracted herpes from a child at her childcare facility, is this possible?

Possibly: The strain matters here. Generally hsv i causes cold sores and mouth ulcers, and is common with children. Hsv ii is the genital variety, generally contracted through sex. However, both types can cause problems in the alternate areas, so it is possible to become infected through an atypical route like you describe. ...Read more

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64 year old female .....Non sexuallyy active......Contracted herpes 2...... What are possible ways of aquiring.......Thank you kindly?

64 year old female .....Non sexuallyy active......Contracted herpes 2...... What are possible ways of aquiring.......Thank you kindly?

Old infection: The most likely explanation is that you acquired it some time in the past when you were sexually active, and just had a recent outbreak. ...Read more