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Does Betadine Kill Herpes Virus
Does purell kill the herpes virus. (outside the body) meaning can I use it to sanitize objects befor use?
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
How to disinfect a herpes virus (cold sores) on my phone and remote surfaces? Is it possible to completely kill them?
Probably not very: Well. Better to throw the toothbrush away after you disinfect it to protect others, who may want to use it after you've throw it away. Need something stronger than that. Get a new toothbrush for peace of mind. You can afford it. In fact, you can't afford not to! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
...: You can get genital herpes by having sex (oral, vaginal, anal) with someone who has herpes. The virus can be found in the sores, but there does not need to be an open sore to get the virus. This is known as “asymptomatic shedding.” there is treatment but no cure. Latex condoms decrease risk of getting herpes. ...Read more
Herpes: Herpes virus isn't particularly bad to catch. Most people have exposure to herpes type 1 by the time they are 20. About 1 in 5 people show blood evidence of having been exposed to herpes type 2 virus. Most don't even know it. Some people do have trouble with frequent or severe outbreaks. Also it can rarely cause a serious infection of the brain. This is especially true for babies at time of birth. ...Read more
Contagious: Cold sores (also called fever blisters.) groups of fluid-filled blisters that often erupt around the lips and sometimes under the nose or around the chin. Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 and are very contagious. The initial infection (primary herpes) may be confused with a cold or flu and can cause painful lesions to erupt throughout the mouth. Once a person is infected wi. ...Read more
Not really...: The way you ask the question, I assume you mean some sort of chronic neurological problem. The answer is a definite no; HSV doesn't do that. Recurrent outbreaks can be preceded by "prodrome" of tingling or pain, which has a neurological origin. And rarely HSV2 can cause recurrent outbreaks of the membranes covering the brain, with recurrent aseptic meningitis. Otherwise no neurological worries. ...Read more
Baby is watched: A woman with a history of genital herpes, even without fresh sores on her genitals, can transmit herpes virus to her baby during delivery. Such an at-risk baby is carefully examined, so that anti-viral medications can be started if the baby shows signs of herpes infection (rashes or sickly behavior). If the baby looks fine in his first month, then he probably did not catch mom's genital herpes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cure is unlikely: Herpes simplex virus (HSV) infections are permanent, with lifelong potential for recurrent oubreaks and/or transmission to close personal contacts. However, outbreaks tend to become very infrequent over time, and transmission becomes uncommon. Unfortunately, science has not found anything to cure herpes. Maybe someday, but probalby not in the near future. ...Read more
Hepes hearing loss: Herpes simplex infection is known to cause hearing loss in adults and in the new borns. In a dutch study they found that a combination of Prednisone and Acyclovir was able to reverse some hearing loss induced by hsvvirus in animals but study has not been done in humans. But that combination may be tried by some to reverse the hearing loss ...Read more
Hard to prove: Herpes is such a common viral infection that has an initial infection and then lays dormant until you are stressed, tired, too much sun.....Initial infection often occurs to toddlers, or you can pick it up later. If you have it, it's yours whether you got it from your momma, grilfriend, etc. Do you know anybody that gets cold sores, they are your possible sources. ...Read more
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