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Do Women With Primary Genital Herpe Infections Have Recurrences
How long it takes the primary infection for the genital herpes to heal in woman? Dose it crust in peel?
Herpes simplex: Primary infections are generally more severe than recurrences and may last up to 10-14 days, although have seen cases more prolonged than that. Yes, it will crust and scab over as it heals. Do not scrape off the crusting. It will heal in time. ...Read more
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
Woman has had genital herpes outbreak on inner thigh 5 years ago. No outbreak for 2 years and on antiviral meds since. Can I catch it if I don't touch the area of infection?
Treatment: That is the reason for treating. No outbreak, no problem ...Read more
Having ulcer in genital. .. Is it always STI? And if it's herpes how long it takes to heal? It's primary infection?
Can you get syphillis/gential herpes or any other types of STI's if you finger a women's vagina. The scenario is there no finger cot but finger is clean with no infection. What if the vagina has a sore that is not visible to the eye.?
Rare But: Possible. Very small chance. Higher risk if you have open cuts or sores on your fingers or you have a compromised immune system. There is a condition called Herpetic Whitlow that was common in dentists before we all wore gloves so it is possible but still very unlikely. ...Read more
Herpes Is Herpes: There are two viruses. We do not label or name them now with 'oral' or 'genital'. The more common type is called herpes type one and the less common type is herpes type two. If you have herpes you have herpes. Now the blood test should be accomplished to learn which type you have. ...Read more
Myths: That is myth and no longer even part of a expert physician's practice. What is your specific concerns about your health? ...Read more
Avoid contact/ RX: Genital herpes can easily spread between partners and between the mother and the delivering baby. The risk is greatest if the mom contracts primary genital herpes in the 3rd trimester and thus is not able to transmit protective antibodies to the baby. Avoiding genital/genital or oral/genital contact with an infected partner is key - esp. In later preg. Valtex should be given in 3rd trimester. ...Read more
What are the symptoms and how long does the symptoms of genital herpes start to reveal from the first day of infection?
Any of the following symptoms of a genital HSV infection can occur in a man or a woman:
Cracked, raw, or red areas around your genitals without pain, itching, or tingling,
Itching or tingling around your genitals or your anal region,
Small blisters that break open and cause painful sores. These may be on or around your genitals (penis or vagina) or on your buttocks, thighs, or rectal area. Pain ...Read more
If you have genital herpes and master bate with underwear on and then you touch your face accidentally will u get a face infection?
Depends on immunity: A person who has herpes on the his genitals should have immunity if he is not having his very first skin lesions. That means he should not be able to spread his own genital herpes to other sites on his body. Suppose, however, that he is playing with a woman's genitals, and she has the other strain of herpes that he doesn't have... then, he can spread her herpes onto his body parts. Life has risks. ...Read more
HSV2 igg 1.5 IGM neg no s/s of infection. Never lesions, Thoughts. False (+) or (+) genital herpes infection. Virus dormant like HSV1? any worries
Maybe false positive: Edited, correcting a misunderstanding in my initial reply: Most HSV2 IgG tests, e.g. HerpeSelect®), are officially positive at ELISA ratio 1.1 or higher. However, it is reliably positve only at 3.5 or higher. With your value of 1.5, there's at least a 50:50 chance you do NOT have HSV2, despite the test result. Speak with your doctor about confirmatory testing, e.g. Western blot test. ...Read more
2 different sources: Your history of jock itch indicates you've had fungal infections before in your groin area. Genital herpes is of viral origin, and is sexually transmitted. So, although they are similar, you could have both simultaneously. Best to have protected sex to protect yourself and your partner, and reduce spread, as both parties need to be treated. ...Read more
I have genital herpes, do I need to be disinfecting the toilet seat after each use to practice safe infection control?
Probably unnecessary: Apparently, you're an herpes-carrier with sporadic flare-up, who will not shed and spread virus at remission. Besides, all humans have their natural barriers - unbroken skin, which will prevent virus invasion. So, all-in-all, there is no practical reason to disinfect toilet seat after each use during remission. But, personal mental comfort level may highly vary so you decide. ...Read more
My vagina has been irritated for over a week now, I do have genital herpes but there are no sores anywhere. Could this be a type of infection?
Known to most like you, other stds tend to coexist with many others; notably, chlamydia leads the pack. So, collect and record the feature and degree of symptoms with detailed sequence of events, and bring those to see gyn-doc for clarifying...
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I'm being treated for genital herpes without knowing if it truly that, now having real bad pain in my abdomen. Is it that or some type of infection?
Herpes infection in eye possible after carrying type 1 genitally almost ten years but no outbreaks in three years?
Possible, and...: One cannot be certain what type of virus is infecting or damaging her eye, or whether or not the problem is truly a virus vs. Something else. We don't want anyone to lose some vision. Thus, if a person has the symptoms of blurred vision, redness, tearing, and light sensitivity in one eye, it is time to see a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more
I am experiencing genital sores, swelling, pain and itching. I don't think it's herpes or a yeast infection though.
Prob herpes or yeast: Herpes and yeast are by far the most common causes of such a problem. If redness and swelling of labia plus small sores (like cracks) in the sore area, yeast is likely. If larger sores, herpes is the best bet. New genital herpes often shows up without known risk, e.g. partner with no symptoms and no known herpes. Get expert care e.g. NHS GUM clinic, ASAP for accurate diagnosis & Rx if herpes. ...Read more
I have genital herpes. Is washing my dirty towels in cold water and detergent enough infection control to protect my roommate?
Yes: As long as you have no direct skin to skin contact and don't share wet washclothes, you are fine. For more info: www. AskYourGynecologist. Org ...Read more
Is there a test available that determines whether herpes infection is in the genitals or the mouth without having symptoms? Genital herpes test?
Herpes: There is a blood test that will tell if you have ever been infected with herpes simplex type 1 or type 2 or nigh or neither. If the test is negative it means you are not infected with herpes. If the test is positive it means that you have been infected in the past but it doesn't tell you where because either type can occur in either place. ...Read more
Can you get genital herpes from touching a restroom handle on stall, then touching your genitals, if the person before you had infection on their hand?
Unlikely: Scenarios like these are unlikely to pass on the infection. ...Read more
Yes: Yes. If you are concerned see your doctor... And use protection! ...Read more
Herpes vs yeast: Herpes is a viral infection and usually presents with painful vesicles, or fluid filled lesions. It can be treated but not cured. A yeast infection is what it says caused by yeast. It is a white creamy or cheesy discharge that is itchy. It can be treated and cured. If you are unsure which you have, see your doctor. You may require cultures and medication. All the best. ...Read more
I have found a small bump on my clitoris. I also have a yeast infection. I am very concerned that I could have genital herpes. Other causes?
In the case of genital herpes, how long do the inguinal lymph nodes remain swollen after initial infection? Can they stay swollen for many weeks?
Possibly: The lymph nodes could stay swollen for weeks especially with the initial infection. ...Read more
What's the difference between exposure and an active infection to genital herpes? Does a positive blood test with no symptoms mean you still transmit?
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
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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