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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Herpes Simplex (Definition)

Herpes Simplex virus 1 & 2 can be a cause of sexually transmitted diseases or sometimes oral/oral contact. Herpes Simplex 1: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/cold-sore/basics/definition/con-20021310 & Herpes Simplex ...Read more


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Is impetigo caused by herpes simplex 2? Or can it be a cause? Or is impetigo simply from bacteria?

Is impetigo caused by herpes simplex 2? Or can it be a cause? Or is impetigo simply from bacteria?

Bacteria: Impetigo is usually either strep or staph skin germs. Hs1 is a dna virus that often triggers cycles of skin disruption in specific places like the "cold sore". A swab of a hs1 site can often be contaminated with skin bacteria, but they are not the trigger, they are just feasting on any serum left around the site. There can be some similarities in how the two look. ...Read more

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I got lab results: herpes simplex 1 IgG 29.4, herpes simplex 2 IgG 13.7 both positive, but herpes simplex 1 & 2 ivm negative <0.5 what does this mean?

I got lab results: herpes simplex 1 IgG 29.4, herpes simplex 2 IgG 13.7 both positive, but herpes simplex 1 & 2 ivm negative <0.5 what does this mean?

Old infection: This means you have both types of herpes and that they are old infections. Because your igm is negative we know you acquired these longer than six weeks ago. ...Read more

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I have herpes simplex 2, but I rarely have any major outbreaks. Now I got bumps that are red, itchy, and swollen. Is this a outbreak? In my pubic area

I have herpes simplex 2, but I rarely have any major outbreaks. Now I got bumps that are red, itchy, and swollen. Is this a outbreak? In my pubic area

No way to know: Herpes is usually painful. Not just itchy. If the outbreak is different than your normal then prob not. You might check with your doc to look at it to see if the lesions look like Herpes ...Read more

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Can the first outbreak of herpes simplex 2 always appear with in the first month of contracting it?

Can the first outbreak of herpes simplex 2 always appear with in the first month of contracting it?

Can vary: First outbreak of hsv-2 can vary from happening within 2-12 days post exposure, to longer than that for some. ...Read more

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Do they test for herpes simplex 2 during pregnancy?

Do they test for herpes simplex 2 during pregnancy?

Usually, yes: Herpes, gonorrhea, hiv, and human papilloma virus, are usually tested for in initial screening, among other things (like diabetes) during the first trimester visits. Usually, though, it is just a herpes virus screen, which includes herpes type I and ii, rather than separating them out. ...Read more

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How long can it take for herpes simplex 2 to show up. How can I prevent future beeakouts?

How long can it take for herpes simplex 2 to show up. How can I prevent future beeakouts?

2 to 7 days: Will take less than a wk to hepes simplex ii infection, once get infected stays in the body for ever, anti viral drug Acyclovir will not cure but will help in acute attacks (break outs). If you are infected like 30 million american, you must inform your partner, use of condoms will reduce the incidence bur will not prevent 100%, almost half million new cases are added in usa. ...Read more

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What are the chances I have herpes simplex 2 from french kissing?

What are the chances I have herpes simplex 2 from french kissing?

It is possible: The only way to avoid it is to know the status of your partner prior to kissing and always practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I took a blood test and it came back positive for herpes simplex 2. I've never felt it. Will I?

I took a blood test and it came back positive for herpes simplex 2. I've never felt it. Will I?

You may have: An asymptomatic carrier state infection. You may get a breakout in the future; however, you are infectious and must always use condoms. ...Read more

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Please advise what is the difference between herpes simplex 1, herpes simplex 2 and gential herpes?

Different Viruses: Hsv 1 and 2 are 2 viruses in the same family. They cause oral 'cold sores' and genital herpes. Both viruses can cause genital herpes. ...Read more

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Any blood test for herpes simplex 2?

Any blood test for herpes simplex 2?

For exposure: Blood tests for antibodies to herpes can reveal exposure to the virus but are not suitable for detemining if there is active infection. ...Read more

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Can herpes simplex 2 go into the mouth?

It is possible: For herpes simplex 2 to be spread to a person's mouth. ...Read more

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Fever blisters or herpes simplex 2, what to do?

Fever blisters or herpes simplex 2, what to do?

Topical antiviral: You can apply a topical antiviral--acyclovir.
However unfortunately recurrence is still common under stressful situations. ...Read more

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Can I get herpes simplex 2 on my vagina from having oral sex that has herpes simplex 1 on their mouth?

No, but,: Herpes simplex 1 & herpes simplex 2 are distinct viruses. You cannot get hsv2 from someone who only has hsv1, but you can get hsv1 in the genital area or hsv2 around the mouth. It is possible to have hsv 1 & 2 both in either the oral area or the gential area. ...Read more

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How herpes simplex 2 outbreak can be avoided. How it is common?

How herpes simplex 2 outbreak can be avoided. How it is common?

Multi factorial: Avoid sun exposure, get plenty of rest, keep up a healthy immune system, good nutrition, avoid physical and mental stressors, and others who have transmitable infections.
Remember, this virus is opportunistic! ...Read more

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Can you catch herpes simplex 2 from receiving oral intercourse from someone who has a sore on their mouth?

Can you catch herpes simplex 2 from receiving oral intercourse from someone who has a sore on their mouth?

I assume you mean or: Sex, yes, if someone has a herpes sore on their mouth, whether it is type 1 or type 2, doesn't matter which type, the herpes can be transferred ot the genital region. ...Read more

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Any new techniques to avoid spreading of herpes simplex 2?

Any new techniques to avoid spreading of herpes simplex 2?

Suppressing herpes: Taking the suppression dose of a herpes medication may reduce your risk of transmission by fifty percent. ...Read more

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How/why is herpes simplex 2 considered worse than herpes simplex 1?

It isn't: These viruses are very similar except that type I usually infects around the mouth and type ii around the genitalia. ...Read more

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Can I have herpes simplex 2?

Can I have herpes simplex 2?

Possibly.: Local symptoms from a herpes simplex 2 infection are usually is seen 2 to 12 days after exposure ; consists of a cluster of lesions that look like blisters. The lesions can appear on the penis, anus, labia or cervix ; they can spread, coalesce followed by crusting over. The fluid in the lesions is very contagious. Some people contract herpes simplex 2 without symptoms. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the chances I have herpes simplex 2?

Ever been at risk?: You don't say why you're wondering but you should know that anyone who has had sexual contact with an infected person can contract herpes. Hsv2 usually shows up in the genital area so, be on the lookout for sores, fissures and ulcers. If you want to be sure, a provider can test your blood for antibodies that show you've been exposed and examine you for signs of active disease. Don't pass it on. ...Read more

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Could herpes simples 1 turn into herpes simplex 2?

Could herpes simples 1 turn into herpes simplex 2?

No: But the herpes simplex 1 virus could spread to locations where herpes simplex 2 is usually found. ...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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Cold Sore (Definition)

Also referred to as fever blisters, cold sores are small, painful fluid-filled blisters that are usually found around the lips. Cold sores are very contagious and can be spread by mouth to mouth contact and can spread to the genitalia and cause genital ...Read more