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Doctor insights on: Does Herpes Simplex 2 Cause An Increase Of Bacterial Vaginosis

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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 generally caused by the herpes simplex virus 1 which is related to herpes simplex virus 2 that causes genital herpes. Cold sores are very contagious and can be spread by mouth to mouth contact. They can spread to the genitalia and cause genital ...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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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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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

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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Herpes Simplex (Definition)

Herpes simplex is a virus that causes a blistering skin rash. Herpes simplex virus (HSV) type 1 usually causes cold sores in the mouth but can infect other organs such as the eye and the brain. HSV type 2 ...Read more