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Could I breastfeed if I have genital herpes?

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 more

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Reproductive Organs (Definition)

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


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Do people ever pass genital herpes virus through breastfeeding?

Do people ever pass genital herpes virus through breastfeeding?

Yes.: If you have vesicles on your breast. It's ok to breastfeed when they are gone. ...Read more

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Is it possible to pass the genital herpes virus through breastfeeding?

Is it possible to pass the genital herpes virus through breastfeeding?

Not: Only germs that enter your blood have the potential to enter your breast milk.This one will not. This germ passes through direct skin to skin contact. ...Read more

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Could I have genital herpes from cold sores?

Could I have genital herpes from cold sores?

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

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Could I have genital herpes even if i don't have blisters?

Could I have genital herpes even if i don't have blisters?

Yes: You can even be contagious without blisters being apparent through a phenomenon called viral shedding. ...Read more

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If I have genital herpes, could I be immune to oral herpes?

If I have genital herpes, could I be immune to oral herpes?

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 more

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How can I tell if I have genital herpes or chancroid?

You cannot: See a doctor. They will be able to differentiate. ...Read more

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I have genital herpes. Lots of blood and pain. How can I stop the bleeding?

I have genital herpes. Lots of blood and pain. How can I stop the bleeding?

See below: Herpes and bleeding have no direct association. There are several causes for bleeding, but you need an evaluation to determine what is the best treatment plan. ...Read more

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Can my healing time from a massive surgery be affected if I have genital herpes?

No: You may be at risk for an attack of herpes. You can take valacyclovir 1 gram ( 1 pill) daily beginning a week before surgery and continuing at least a week after to prevent a recurrence at that time. It carries no risks or side effects. ...Read more

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What to do if I have genital herpes, please tell me the best way to get rid of this?

See below: You can not get rid of it there is no therapy that is effective in curing you of herpes. However the symptoms that occur with this usually lessen with timet. ...Read more

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I have genital herpes and tested negative for HIV and have lesions should I get tested again explain?

I have genital herpes and tested negative for HIV and have lesions should I get tested again explain?

Tested for what?: You have herpes and there is no need to retest for that. If you are asking for retest for HIV, you may redo the test in 6 months or so. However, if you are engaging in at risk behavior, you should get tested regularly. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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 more

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What should I do if I think I have genital herpes?

Get checked!: If you think you have an outbreak of herpes, get checked out by your primary doctor asap. If the initial outbreak is treated with antiviral medications, it makes subsequent outbreaks less frequent and not as bad. Good luck! ...Read more

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How to know if I have genital herpes/ warts?

Get examined: Easy. You visit a doctor or clinic for examination and perhaps testing. ...Read more

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Can I have genital herpes but haven't seen an outbreak?

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 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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Genital Herpes (Definition)

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