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Could herpes cause other problems?

Could herpes cause other problems?

Yes: Herpes is very complicated. Simply put, there are essentially two types: cold sores (type i) and genital herpes (type ii). In patients with weak immune systems, herpes can cause ulcers in the esophagus, encephalitis (brain inflammation) and neurological disorders to name a few. In relatively healthy adults, an annoying cold sore or painful genital outbreaks can occur occassionally. ...Read more

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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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Can herpes cause baby problems?

Can herpes cause baby problems?

Herpes and pregnancy: A mother can infect her baby during delivery, often fatally. But if a woman had genital herpes before getting pregnant, or if she is first infected early in pregnancy, the chance that her baby will be infected is very low -- less than 1%. Women with genital herpes are examined carefully for any symptoms before giving birth. If sores or signs that an outbreak is coming a c-section is done. ...Read more

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Can herpes cause problems on other parts of the body?

Can herpes cause problems on other parts of the body?

Yes: You can get herpes on virtually any body part. It always causes irritation at the site it appears at. ...Read more

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I am unmarried and got infected by herpes twice.Can herpes cause any problem in married life?

I am unmarried and got infected by herpes twice.Can herpes cause any problem in married life?

Herpes genitalis: Once you have this virus you have it for life. You were infected once and have had a recurrence, not a reinfection. You will have to ask your future partner whether they have been infected or are willing to become infected in the future. Whether it becomes a problem will depend upon the situation. ...Read more

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Could genital herpes cause problems during pregnancy?

Could genital herpes cause problems during pregnancy?

Yes : Genital herpes can be problematic for pregnant women because of the possibility of vertical transmission during vaginal delivery. This is why women with vaginal herpes outbreaks require c-sections, and suppressive therapy around the time of delivery is used to prevent outbreaks. Neonatal herpes can lead to infection to the baby's skin, eyes, mouth, or central nervous system. ...Read more

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How can genital herpes cause problems during pregnancy?

How can genital herpes cause problems during pregnancy?

Primary outbreak: A first time infection with herpes during pregnancy is very serious since the virus can go from your blood stream through the placenta and cause an infection of the baby which can then cause long-term damage. Secondary or recurrent infections with HSV do not infect the baby unless you are actively shedding virus at the time of a vaginal delivery. Medications can minimize that risk. ...Read more

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Hi,I have severe genital and anal itching.does herpes cause this problem.

Hi,I have severe genital and anal itching.does herpes cause this problem.

Possibly: See a doctor and get checked for why you are itching. Could be other thing. ...Read more

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What problems can genital herpes type 2 cause for a newborn?

What problems can genital herpes type 2 cause for a newborn?

Death or disability: The fetus is ge nerally protected by fetal membranesfrom exposure during pregnancy.During delivery, the newborn can acquire the virus as it is shead from the genital walls.Some will have skin leasions(blisters), but a more devistating problem occurs as the germ migrates to the brain to cause encephalitis.Death or major disability are possibile.Ob's opt for cs delivery if possible to avoid this. ...Read more

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Can herpes 1 in and under my nose have had aneffect on my brain and cause memory impairment and concentration problems for the last 5 years? Tests?

Can herpes 1 in and under my nose have had aneffect on my brain and cause memory impairment and concentration problems for the last 5 years? Tests?

No: Type i herpes can cause a fatal brain infection (hsv-1 encephalitis) unless it is treated aggressively with IV acyclovir. To have problem 5 years from an infection points to other potential causes, . A viral culture from the lesion and a hsv-1 pcr from the spinal fluid will help diagnose this illness, and help clarify that your diagnosis is from another virus such as hsv-2 (aka mollaret's). ...Read more