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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. ...Read more

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Is it safe to share a private picture with doctors on here i had a few conserns about herpes ? And i need some info

Is it safe to share a private picture with doctors on here i had a few conserns about herpes ? And i need some info

"Safe" using PRIME: HealthTap PRIME doctors can see photos you upload into your FILES (just click on FILES at the left of the screen, if on a computer). You can also send photos while in the middle of a live PRIME consultation. A patient should frame (crop) pictures so her identity stays confidential. To use HealthTap PRIME, one must be at least 18 years old. For example, a parent can call for a teen. ...Read more

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Checklist: Living with Genital Herpes

Get regular STD screenings
Once
Avoid intercourse and sexual contact during outbreaks
Once
Wear loose fitting, cotton clothing during an outbreak
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Frequent itching and open sores on vagina, which are only visible when i take a picture with a camera, not with human eye. What could it be, herpes?

Frequent itching and open sores on vagina, which are only visible when i take a picture with a camera, not with human eye. What could it be, herpes?

Your eyes are best.: With bright light and a mirror you can see much better than any camera. If you have open sores or a persistent itch, see you doc. ...Read more

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Can herpes on the face cause complications beyond the aesthetic inconvenience?

Can herpes on the face cause complications beyond the aesthetic inconvenience?

Yes allergic reactio: It can cause a condition called erytema mutiforme which is a bullseye rah on extremities amd in immunosupressive individuals the virus can involve non skin areas. It can recur at regular or irregular periods and results in pain with nerve involvement, although uncommon. ...Read more

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Checklist: Living with Genital Herpes

L-lysine decreases outbreaks
daily
Avoid sex when you have an outbreak
daily
Take antiviral drugs to decrease frequency of out breaks
daily
Take antiviral drugs to decrease shedding the virus
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How can one treat herpes on your face?

How can one treat herpes on your face?

Herpes: If herpes lesion is on upper part of the face and close to eye see a physician asap. If on lover part of face, there is no emergency. You can see a health practitioner for prescription, or use lysine 3 grams daily ( 1 gr 3 times a day) by mouth , and zink paste locally. ...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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Do herpes 1 spreads the whole face or just the mouth.

Do herpes 1 spreads the whole face or just the mouth.

HSV1: Hi, HSV1 (Herpes 1) can travel along the sensory nerve of trigeminal nerve as the virus stays dormant in sensory Trigeminal ganglia, therefore it could lead to recurrences in the face and the oral, labial, and ocular mucosa. Although it usually reoccurs in the same spot as the primary infection has happened. ...Read more

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