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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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If had my primary oral herpes outbreak 3 weeks ago but my neck lymph node is still tender and yesterday I had a sore throat that went away by drinking something hot and the lymph node got swollen again is this normal?

If had my primary oral herpes outbreak 3 weeks ago but my neck lymph node is still tender and yesterday I had a sore throat that went away by drinking something hot and the lymph node got swollen again is this normal?

Maybe new problem: Throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease throat pain. ...Read more

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Can a genital herpes outbreak take the form of shingles on the cheek? The first outbreak years ago was bc of HSV 1, no test done this time.

Can a genital herpes outbreak take the form of shingles on the cheek? The first outbreak years ago was bc of HSV 1, no test done this time.

Different viruses: The cause of shingles is the varicella-zoster virus. You first get chicken pox, the virus then sets up residence in the nerves in your body and comes out later in life as shingles, generally in a single nerve root distribution. It only involves one side. Genital herpes can occur with hsv 1 or 2, although more commonly type 2. ...Read more

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I have HSV 1 and was expose to HSV 2 those an incoming herpes outbreak make you feel achy?

I have HSV 1 and was expose to HSV 2 those an incoming herpes outbreak make you feel achy?

HSV infections: The initial infection with a herpes virus can potentially be accompanied by fever and body aches, similar to the flu. Recurrences of hsv usually don't have symptoms other than at the place of the rash. However, body aches can occur with other common conditions like the flu. A blood test can be done in a few weeks to see if you have antibodies to hsv 2. ...Read more

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Will my genital herpes outbreak pass without antiviral meds? I am experiencing second outbreak in as many years. Did take the meds the first time.

Will my genital herpes outbreak pass without antiviral meds? I am experiencing second outbreak in as many years. Did take the meds the first time.

Herpes : Herpes outbreaks definitely last longer and are more painful if untreated. The sooner the medication is started (i.e. At the onset of a tingling sensation prior to any herpes lesions being present) the shorter the duration of the actual herpetic lesion. Your primary care provider can prescribe a medication you can take when an outbreak occurs, and often time will give many refills since this is a chronic condition.
Take care. ...Read more

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I've had my first lip herpes outbreak two weeks ago and im on accutane, I've taken oral medication but its still here! It got better, now is kinda worse?

I've had my first lip herpes outbreak two weeks ago and im on accutane, I've taken oral medication but its still here! It got better, now is kinda worse?

It takes a while: It is a virus that will usually go away with no treatment or faster with zovirax (acyclovir). Some times topical application helps as well. However, sun exposure, fever, other illnesses and some topical creams lip balms etc can make it worse. It will get better. Remember, while it is flared up, it is contagious so only kiss the boys you don't like. Just joking but remember you can spread it. ...Read more

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If partner has oral herpes type1 and lubricated his genitals with his saliva can I get the virus? And then we proceeded to have unprotected sex. I have oral herpes 1 as well and 2 weeks ago I had my very first outbreak

If partner has oral herpes type1 and lubricated his genitals with his saliva can I get the virus? And then we proceeded to have unprotected sex. I have oral herpes 1 as well and 2 weeks ago I had my very first outbreak

Only temporarily: A woman who already had Herpes 1 a while back, will already have antibodies that stop Herpes 1 viruses. If that saliva-coated penis transferred Herpes 1 viruses into her vagina, she has the viruses temporarily... but only until her antibodies zap them. Thus, if her immune system is working well, her antibodies should prevent new Herpes 1 viruses from taking root on or in her genitals. ...Read more

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First herpes outbreak only lasting one day. Why is this?

Check your premises: This is not usual, but perhaps you are fortunate. Most likely you do not have herpes, but possibly something else. See a doctor. ...Read more

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How effective is baking soda in speeding healing time of herpes outbreak?

How effective is baking soda in speeding healing time of herpes outbreak?

I don't believe that: This would be particularly effective. Your doctor can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). Melissa Officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in European studies to help expedite cold sore healing. It can reduce healing time by 1/2. Studies also show regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation w lysine 1,000mg orally 3x a day at the onset, can hasten healing.
Dermatologist can provide laser tx ...Read more

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Will Valtrex (valacyclovir) help lessen the pain and length of my first herpes outbreak?

Will Valtrex (valacyclovir) help lessen the pain and length of my first herpes outbreak?

Yes and yes: Valacyclovir can not only lessen the duration of your outbreak, but can suppress further outbreaks. It will still likely be painful, however, the duration of the outbreak will be shortened. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have first herpes outbreak after 10 years, or never realized it? Is it possible my wife didn't contract it during this period?

Is it possible to have first herpes outbreak after 10 years, or never realized it? Is it possible my wife didn't contract it during this period?

Yes: Herpes can stay quiet for a long time, so it's not unusual to have had an outbreak long ago that you've completely forgotten about and then have it reappear now. ...Read more

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If someone has herpes but is not having herpes outbreak. Is it unlikely to catch it off them at that time?

If someone has herpes but is not having herpes outbreak. Is it unlikely to catch it off them at that time?

Not necessarily: Asymptomatic persons can "shed" (=potentially transmit) hsv2, and close skin contact can be all that is required.
See: http://stdtesting. Com/how-many-people-have-herpes --for more information and helpful links. ...Read more

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I haven't had a herpes outbreak since l had my first outbreak. Don't get me wrong im extremely happu, but what's going on?

Herpes: This is good. However, many patients can have disease activity without visible sores. Patients do require prophylactic antiviral therapy so be sure to check with your physician. ...Read more

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I am having my first herpes outbreak. How long do you usually feel sick?

I am having my first herpes outbreak. How long do you usually feel sick?

Duration: Duration of illness with initial herpes simplex virus type 1 infection is usually 2 to 3 weeks. Not everyone experiences this. ...Read more

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I think I am having my first herpes outbreak. How long do you usually feel sick?

I think I am having my first herpes outbreak. How long do you usually feel sick?

5 days or so: The first herpes outbreak usually lasts about 2 weeks. Fortunately, you don't usually feel sick the entire time. Usually only the first 5 days or so. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Can pregnancy cause first herpes outbreak?

Can pregnancy cause first herpes outbreak?

No.: Pregnancy cannot, per se, cause herpes; but if the man who impregnated you has genital herpes, he could have infected you at the same time he got you pregnant. The first step is to get tested, and make sure you actually have herpes before trying to figure out what (or who) caused it. ...Read more

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Can pregnancy cause a first herpes outbreak?

Can pregnancy cause a first herpes outbreak?

Herpes pregnancy: Pts with a history of genital herpes should undergo a careful perineal examination at the time of delivery. Vaginal delivery is indicated if no signs or symptoms of hsv are present. Active genital hsv in patients in labor or with ruptured membranes is an indication for c/s. Reactivation occurs in 50% of patients within 6 months of the initial outbreak.Whether pregnancy alters the rate is disputed. ...Read more

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If a guy has oral herpes and kisses his girlfriend but it isn't during an outbreak, can the girl still get it?

If a guy has oral herpes and kisses his girlfriend but it isn't during an outbreak, can the girl still get it?

Yes: The disease can be transmitted without current active lesions, however, it is far less likely than when active lesions are present. ...Read more

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Hello, I wanted to know could you get oral herpes from kissing a person and smoking after a person if they do not have an outbreak? I've wended to the d

Hello, I wanted to know could you get oral herpes from kissing a person and smoking after a person if they do not have an outbreak? I've wended to the d

Yes: But most people already carry this virus. Probably you are one of them. 90% of people colonized by hsv-1 have no symptoms and are not aware that they are infected. If you already carry this virus there is no risk from exposure to it. ...Read more

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How long does the first herpes outbreak last for?

How long does the first herpes outbreak last for?

Oral herpes: Oral herpes will last 10-14 days there are some medications you can get from your doctor that you can apply at first sign the prod tonal sign applying five times fail and it may prevent the breakout or shorten the time to 3-5 days. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will first herpes outbreak last?

Can someone tell me how long will first herpes outbreak last?

2-3 weeks: Typically, the first outbreak is the worst. Symptoms usually resolve in 2-3 weeks. Skin pain may last as long as 6 weeks. ...Read more

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Difference between first herpes outbreak and yeast infection?

Difference between first herpes outbreak and yeast infection?

Yeast vs herpes: Cold sores are painful liquid filled blisters caused by the herpes simplex virus. Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness & itching of the vulva; burning with urination & vaginal intercourse & a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent. ...Read more

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A friend 4 yr old kissed my lips. I do not have a herpes outbreak and have not had an out break in a really long time. Could it have spread?

A friend 4 yr old kissed my lips. I do not have a herpes outbreak and have not had an out break in a really long time.  Could it have spread?

Unlikely: Unless you have open/fresh lesions, the risk of spreading the virus is miniscule. If you had/have active lesions, then thee is a possibility of transmission. ...Read more

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