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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

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)

This is 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