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Could I Breastfeed If I Have Genital Herpes
Yes.: Yes, with care. The herpes virus is not transmitted through breast milk, but your baby could get infected by touching a blister on your body. To avoid this, always keep clean clothing between your baby and any affected area of skin. Thoroughly wash your hands after using the toilet or touching a sore, and wash your hands and lay a clean towel on your lap before holding your baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The major organs of the reproductive system includes, the external genitalia (penis and vulva) as well as a number of internal organs including the gamete producing gonads (testicles and ovaries). Diseases of the human reproductive system are very common and widespread, particularly ...Read more
Yes.: If you have vesicles on your breast. It's ok to breastfeed when they are gone. ...Read more
In a word, yes: Most associate type 1 with lesions near the lips and type 2 with genital lesions. However, either type can be found at both locations. Transfer of the germ to a specific site is an active process and germs can be shedding from a site with no visible sores. ...Read more
Yes: You can even be contagious without blisters being apparent through a phenomenon called viral shedding. ...Read more
No: All forms of herpes are caused by a virus that lies latent in the body until it decides to cause external lesions. Once you have the virus it remains in the body and the strength of your immune system plays a role in whether you will exhibit lesions or not. Having one kind does not keep you from having another and actually makes you more likely to have breakouts in multiple areas. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
You cannot: See a doctor. They will be able to differentiate. ...Read more
I have genital herpes and tested negative for HIV and have lesions should I get tested again explain?
If I have genital herpes but have never had symptoms can I spread it while using a condom? Or is it only present in my excretions?
I have genital herpes and I am uncircumcised (on my foreskin) so they stay moist. How can I keep them dry even if under my foreskin?
IImpossible: Keeping things dry in the presence of foreskin is virtually impossible since urine will also pool in the space between the glans penis and the foreskin. Do the best you can to keep it dry, but ensure you are treated systemically with an anti-viral such as Acyclovir or valacyclovir. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have genital herpes and took shower with daughter and shared washcloth w/o thinking. Can she catch my herpes? Please tell me no. I'm so upset!!!
I have genital herpes and had an outbreak 3 weeks ago, which almost went away but seems to a worsening again three weeks later? I am uncircumcised too
Antiviral medication: Consult with your dr, dermatologist or urologist. Antivaral drug treatment may help. Not cure but reduce symtoms to more tolerable level. Drugs are: acylovir, famciclover or valacyclovir. Getting circumcised may also help. My sympathies ; good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes u can: Esp if a recurrent infection, some women cam carry tehheirus on thier cervix it will show up with a herpes culture, and on the vulva you can have herpes without having lesions, it can be mistaken for a vulvar yeast infection somnetimes, but if u do a culture it will show herpes or sometimes I have seen herpes and yeast at the same time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
A skin and mucous membrane infection of the soft tissues of the genitals, either male or female. It is caused by a virus called herpes simplex and transmitted person to person by direct contact. It produces small blister-like lesions which break down and form shallow ulcers which are ...Read more
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