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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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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

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Is it possible to contract herpes from kissing?

Is it possible to contract herpes from kissing?

Yes: Herpes virus is very contagious. It is transmitted by contact (ie: touch, kissing). ...Read more

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Is it possible to contract herpes form kissing?

Is it possible to contract herpes form kissing?

Maybe,maybe not: Many kids pick up this virus in childhood and may have recurrent outbreaks during their life. It can occasionally be shed by asymptomatic persons, but if you did not have a noticeable outbreak (the first is usually the worst) by now it is unlikely you picked it up from her. Blood tests could show if you have antibody in your system and would likely mean you had it years ago and are immune. ...Read more

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Is it possible to contract herpes through cloths?

Fomites: When the virus sheds onto clothing or towels, it can remain infectious for a period of time until it is no longer viable. Washing clothes and towels also makes it unable to be transmitted. Close contact with skin while it is viable can transmit the virus and start an infection. ...Read more

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Is it possible to contract herpes from a cpr dummy?

Yes, but...: If you perform CPR on a dummy that has not had the mouth part cleaned immediately after someone with oral herpes performed cpr, yes. If cleaned properly, the likelyhood of acquiring it drops of drastically. I would always clean off the mouth of a CPR dummy! ...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 mechanism by which individuals contract herpes ?

What is the mechanism by which individuals contract herpes ?

Several ways!: Skin to mucous membrane contact, mucous membrane to mucous membrane contact are the most common ways to spread it to another. Visible lesions are not always present. Sores can be inside the mouth or vagina, and may be hidden. And if you acquire herpes, it is for life! if you have hepres, it is responsible to be on remittive therapy as not to spread disease! ...Read more

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Is it possible to contract herpes and have an outbreak within 24 hours?

Is it possible to contract herpes and have an outbreak within 24 hours?

Herpes: Well it seems to be unlikely, you have not told me enough about your condition to even guess that its etiology. So sorry. Call your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can someone contract herpes if they share a drink but use different straws?

Can someone contract herpes if they share a drink but use different straws?

Low probability: Herpes Simplex infection is transmitted through bodily fluids so if there was no contact with saliva then the chances are low. But in any case infection is present in 60% of the general population from childhood ...Read more

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Can you contract herpes through sharing underwear?

Can you contract herpes through sharing underwear?

No risk, no worries: Of course another person's underwear should be laundered before wearing. But maybe you accidentally used a roommate's panties instead of your own? But still no risk; genital herpes has never been known (or even suspected) to be transmitted by clothing, even if the other person had an active outbreak of GH. It is caught only by sex with infected partner. Don't worry about it. ...Read more