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How does herpes spread?

How does herpes spread?

Herpes Simplex Virus: The herpes simplex virus-1 is most often the cause of cold sores. It can be spread to the mouth or lips through activities like kissing. It can spread to the genitals by mouth to genital contact or genital to genital contact. Herpes simplex virus -2 can be spread through vaginal, anal ; oral sex. ...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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Does herpes cause cloymedia?

No: I guess that you mean chlamydia. These are two different sexually transmitted diseases. A person can have more than one std after unprotected sex and /or indulging in high risk behavior or having multiple sexual partners. ...Read more

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Does herpes always have pain?

Does herpes always have pain?

No : Both type 1 and type 2 herpes simplex as well as herpes zoster can manifest without pain. A little tingling is quite common however. ...Read more

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What does herpes on face look like?

What does herpes on face look like?

Herpes simplex: These lesions begin with a tiny red dot, turn into a blister and then break open and form a small ulcer about 3-8mm in diameter, or if several occur and merge together they may look larger. ...Read more

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How long does herpes symptoms last?

How long does herpes symptoms last?

Herpes: Herpes symptoms such as burning or pain can last a week or so. In cases of post herpetic neuralgia the pain can last months following an outbreak of shingles ...Read more

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How long does herpes out break last?

How long does herpes out break last?

A few days ( ~ 1week: Usually a few days. If you have a condition that compromises your immune system (hiv, diabetes), it may take longer to clear. ...Read more

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Where does herpes appear on the face?

Where does herpes appear on the face?

Lips: Herpes clasically involves either the genital tract or the lips in the cold sore/fever blister type of lesion. Less commonly it can cause a keratitis, an infection of the cornea. ...Read more

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What does herpes look like on a male?

What does herpes look like on a male?

Various shapes: It can take many forms ranging from small blisters to superficial ulcers to linear cuts. ...Read more

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How long does herpes last on a surface?

How long does herpes last on a surface?

Herpes simplex: Like most viruses they do not survive long outside of a living cell. These are intracellular parasites and not capable of dividing outside of the inside of a living cell. They die quickly outside of the body, and can survive only in a liquid medium on an outside surface as long as the cells they were inside of survive, which is not long. ...Read more