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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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Can you kill the herpes virus with any foods or by fasting?

Can you kill the herpes virus with any foods or by fasting?

No: No "killer foods" and fasting to your own death would still leave the virus potentially infectious, so sorry, it cannot be addressed by those means. Use precautions.
For more information, see: http://www.Herpes.Com/transmission.Shtml. ...Read more

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Does hydrogen peroxide kill herpes virus on toothbrush?

Does hydrogen peroxide kill herpes virus on toothbrush?

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 more

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How do you contract the herpes virus?

How do you contract the herpes virus?

...: 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

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How bad to the body is the herpes virus?

How bad to the body is the herpes virus?

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

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Is the herpes virus harmful to the body?

Is the herpes virus harmful to the body?

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

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What is the definition or description of: herpes virus?

What is the definition or description of: herpes virus?

Herperviridae: Viruses from the family herperviridae. At least seven species of herpesvirus are known to be infectious to man: herpes simplex viruses 1 and 2, varicella zoster virus, epstein-barr virus, cytomegalovirus, human herpesvirus 6, and human herpesvirus 7. ...Read more

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Can having herpes virus 1 and 2 affect you neurologicaly?

Can having herpes virus 1 and 2 affect you neurologicaly?

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

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How should I know if I passed on the herpes virus to my baby?

How should I know if I passed on the herpes virus to my baby?

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 more

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Can bleach kills the herpes virus?

Can bleach kills the herpes virus?

Yes: Bleach, all disinfectants, and even soap instantaneously kill all herpes viruses. (That doesn't mean you should use any of them to try to treat a herpes outbreak, however. They don't work for that purpose, and would be very irritating and delay healing of an outbreak.) ...Read more

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Possible cure for the herpes virus?

Possible cure for the herpes virus?

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

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Herpes virus for years but no symptoms. Am I okay?

Herpes virus for years but no symptoms. Am I okay?

Herpes simplex: Obviously you are ok. There are many persons who have been infected with herpes simplex and remain asymptomatic for their lifetime. That is not to say that you are necessarily one of them, but you can certainly hope so. ...Read more

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If you have the herpes virus.... Will you have an outbreak?

Herpes simplex: Almost everybody lives with the virus. Once you have been infected it remains in your body the remainder of your life. Some people get frequent outbreaks, others may never have one. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm experiencing hearing loss due to herpes virus?

What to do if I'm experiencing hearing loss due to herpes virus?

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

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Can you spread the herpes virus by kissing a child on the cheek?

Can you spread the herpes virus by kissing a child on the cheek?

Yes: Herpes is contagious by touch. Someone with the virus can cause a herpes lesion to appear by kissing a child on the cheek. Have seen it many times. ...Read more

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Can you carry the herpes virus in your blood and never be contagious?

Can you carry the herpes virus in your blood and never be contagious?

Not in blood: Herpes simplex viruses live in nerve endings, and can be transmitted to other persons by intimate contact, even when you have no symptoms. ...Read more

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Could somebody be born with the oral herpes virus but not show signs until older?

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

Herpes Virus (Definition)

Viruses from the family herperviridae. At least seven species of herpesvirus are known to be infectious to man: herpes simplex viruses 1 and 2, varicella zoster virus, epstein-barr virus, cytomegalovirus, human herpesvirus 6, ...Read more


Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more