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Is there any other diseases that mimic's herpes?

Is there any other diseases that mimic's herpes?

It depends...: ...on what you mean by "mimics". Many things can cause some herpes-like symptoms: oral impetigo, minor pimples, folliculitis, syphilis, some yeast infections, various kinds of dermatitis, and more. But almost no mimics if symptoms are typical: blisters/sores, esp. If recurrent and in clusters, sometimes inflamed nodes in the groin, heal in 1-2 weeks. Typical or not, see doctor for exam, testing. ...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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How long does it take for herpes or any other sextual transmited diseases to show in your blood!? Plz its really important

How long does it take for herpes or any other sextual transmited diseases to show in your blood!? Plz its really important

Herpes: It takes about 2 to 6 weeks for an antibody response to develop to a clinically measurable level. The variation depends somewhat on which type of antibody (igm or igg) the particular test method is measuring. However not all stds are diagnosed by a blood test. Some of them need clinical symptoms. See your doctor if you are worried. ...Read more

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My partner has herpes but has not had an outbreak for 1 and 1/2 years. He claims he has never transmitted the disease. How at risk am I of herpes?

My partner has herpes but has not had an outbreak for 1 and 1/2 years. He claims he has never transmitted the disease. How at risk am I of herpes?

It's contagious, and: Herpes is contagious, and one cannot tell when she will catch it. When a person catches it, it stays in the body forever. The antibody test is a blood test and can tell if a person already has Herpes type 1, Herpes type 2, or both types. Both persons can do the test to see who has what. An infected person can consider medication to help prevent infecting his or her uninfected partner. ...Read more

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Could sixth disease mean I have herpes?

Could sixth disease mean I have herpes?

Yes but...: The sixth disease is caused by human herpes virus type VI and often result in high fever with rash in young children. ...Read more

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Is herpes encephalitis a contagious diseases?

Is herpes encephalitis a contagious diseases?

Depends on situation: The transmission of the herpes simplex virus is possible from active skin or mucous membrane sores if present. If none are present, the child is not considered contagious. A close examination of all skin surfaces should be done frequently in the early treatment phase as these can be elusive. Good hand washing & contact isolation will limit any spread from active lesions. ...Read more

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Please help! What is this disease "herpes simplex" and what really causes it?

Please help! What is this disease "herpes simplex" and what really causes it?

A virus: Herpes simplex is a virus that infects both the face/mouth and the genital area. It is spread by direct contact. Medicine is available. See you gynecologist. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have an autoimmune disease, contract herpes & receive symptoms a year later?

Is it possible to have an autoimmune disease, contract herpes & receive symptoms a year later?

Yes, it's possible: Herpes can first cause symptoms a year or more after being infected, especially if the symptoms are mild -- i.e. just a few localized sores, no fever, no inflamed lymph nodes. With multiple lesions, inflamed nodes, etc, you can assume the infection was caught within 3 weeks before symptoms started, usually 3-10 days. All this can happen either with or without an autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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If I have herpes antibodies in my blood. Does that mean than I now have a uncurable disease that is herpes? Please and thank you

If I have herpes antibodies in my blood. Does that mean than I now have a uncurable disease that is herpes? Please and thank you

Maybe yes: Positive HSV blood test means the person is infected, and HSV infections last for life. Half of all adults in the US are positive for HSV type 1, due mostly to oral herpes since childhood, often with no syjmptoms. If HSV2, it is genital. However, the blood test isn't perfect; whether you are infected depends on the exact numerical result. Discuss w/ your doc or see infectious disease specialist. ...Read more

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I have herpes like symptoms on my genitals. But type 1 and type 2 tests both came negative. Can it be wrong? What else can this disease be?

I have herpes like symptoms on my genitals. But type 1 and type 2 tests both came negative. Can it be wrong? What else can this disease be?

Behcet's, drug rxn: Beh├žet's disease or a drug eruption are both possibilities. You may benefit from a biopsy. Have a dermatologist or urologist evaluate! ...Read more

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If skin is a protective barrier, why doesn't it protect you from herpes or other diseases? How do they infect if they're in contact with dead skin cell?

If skin is a protective barrier, why doesn't it protect you from herpes or other diseases? How do they infect if they're in contact with dead skin cell?

It does...: Although some organisms can penetrate intact skin herpes does not. The herpes virus infects by coming into contact with a mucus membrane like the mouth, vaginal canal or the male urethra. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed as a child with 6th disease (a type of herpes virus) I can have flare up on different places of my body, but haven't had a flare up in?

I was diagnosed as a child with 6th disease (a type of herpes virus) I can have flare up on different places of my body, but haven't had a flare up in?

Exanthema subitum: Hhv6 and hhv7 can cause high fever in healthy infant (9-12month) followed by rash (small blanchable pink macules and papules on trunk and neck). Self limited course with rare sequelae. Virus persists thru the life of the patient. Reactivation age 10 - 43 may result in pitryriasis rosea which is c;haracterized by fine scaling papules andplaques with marginal collarette on trunk, arms and legs. ...Read more

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Can candidia cause itching or mimic infection recurringly like herpes?

Can candidia cause itching or mimic infection recurringly like herpes?

Yes, Sort Of: Candida can certainly cause itching and spots but not usually like herpes sores. ...Read more

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What could happen if I take medicine for genital herpes and I don't have the disease?

What could happen if I take medicine for genital herpes and I don't have the disease?

Not much: If a patient takes a medication for genital herpes without actually having genital herpes, then that patient in general would be susceptible to the side effects of that medication, much like any other individual would. In no way does taking the medication increase your risk of getting herpes. ...Read more

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Is genital herpes a contagious disease?

Is genital herpes a contagious disease?

Yes: Genital herpes is caused by an infectious virus called herpes simplex virus. It is generally a sexually transmitted disease. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is herpes simplex a dangerous disease?

Can you tell me is herpes simplex a dangerous disease?

Usually not: Herpes simplex usually causes cold sores but it can cause infections of other parts of the body. When it infects the brain, it can be fatal. Fortunately this is rare. Most adults are infected with herpes simplex. ...Read more

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I have been tested positive for herpes 1.Is there a vaccination to prevent this disease. My partner and I want to try for a baby.

No: Most people have Herpes type 1, by the time they are adults. Thus, it is considered normal to have Herpes type 1. Of course, it is also normal not to have Herpes type 1. There is no anti-Herpes vaccine. ...Read more

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Hi, I suffer from herpes. My partner and I want to have sex. What's the percentage of the medication to prevent passing on the disease.

Hi, I suffer from herpes. My partner and I want to have sex. What's the percentage of the medication to prevent passing on the disease.

50%, also use condom: Presumably you mean genital herpes. If due to HSV2, treatment (valacyclovir or acyclovir) will reduce transmission chance by about 50-60%. Nearly 100% protection if you also use condoms and avoid sex during outbreaks. If HSV1, transmission risk is much lower, maybe no treatment needed. Discuss with your doctor, or visit one of UK's excellent NHS GUM clinics for expert, lifestyle-sensitive care. ...Read more

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Is herpes a dangerous disease or its normal to have it in the body? Does it affect the body or makes it weak? Cuz I tested IgG +ve158 and IgM -ve

Common: This viral infection is common and tends not to cause too many problems overall. There can be some residual issues, but typically not affecting the immune system. ...Read more

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I have herpes type 2. My wife wants a child. If we have unprotected sex while im not having a outbreak, will she still get my disease?

I have herpes type 2. My wife wants a child. If we have unprotected sex while im not having a outbreak, will she still get my disease?

Unlkely but: Even though most of the time if you have sex without an outbreak it is safe. But some recurring outbreaks may have little or no symptoms or a very tiny lesion may be there and you are not aware of it, so there is a small risk
another option is that you consult your doctor and go on suppresive therapy with antibiotics like famciclovir, valaciclovir or acyclovri
acyclovir can be used by pregnant mothe. ...Read more

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Can you spread herpes are any disease if you don't wash hands after bathing or showering?

Can you spread herpes are any disease if you don't wash hands after bathing or showering?

Wouldn't think so...: Anything can happen in life, but herpes is not spread that way. The main reason is that "bathing and showering" includes washing ones hands. The hands are just as clean or even cleaner than the rest of the body, at the end of "bathing and showering". ...Read more

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Is there any other treatment for my ocular herpes other than taking antiviral everyday? My Dr said there's no other solution for my disease is this true

Is there any other treatment for my ocular herpes other than taking antiviral everyday? My Dr said there's no other solution for my disease is this true

Believe the doctor: Herpes on the cornea can be very serious. If not treated it can scar and affect the vision. Do not take any risks with this and take the anti-viral medication which is usually quite effective. ...Read more

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Can herpes be transmitted if there is no outbreak and I use a condom are there any things I can do to boost my imunity tonot contract the diesese I haven't had sexual contact with her yet is there any way for me to have safe sex with her and not get sick?

Can herpes be transmitted if there is no outbreak and I use a condom are there any things I can do to boost my imunity tonot contract the diesese I haven't had sexual contact with her yet is there any way for me to have safe sex with her and not get sick?

Herpes: Herpes can be transmitted without visible lesions by viral shedding. Medications can be given to lower the risk of viral shedding. Condoms are not full proof to prevent transmission of any sexually transmitted disease (std). Healthy lifestyle choices will help but aren't reliable enough to avoid transmission when a partner has a std.

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