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How can you stop the spread of genetal herpes?

How can you stop the spread of genetal herpes?

Medications: Herpes is not curable, but the outbreaks may be milder and less frequent with antiviral medications. Spread of this infection to a sexual partner can be minimized by use of condoms and abstaining from sexual contact during outbreaks. ...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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Is there any ointments I can use for genetal herpes ?

Is there any ointments I can use for genetal herpes ?

Yes and no: Ointment to treat or ointment to make it feel better. Zovirax (acyclovir) is a topical antiviral that can shorten length of the outbreak. It may work best w/ 1st episode. Care must be taken not to rub & spread. A local anesthetic gel may ease pain associated with urination. ...Read more

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How are genetal herpes and syphilis different?

How are genetal herpes and syphilis different?

Virus vs Bacteria: They are 2 totally different sexually transmitted diseases. Herpes is a virus and syphillis is caused by the spirochete bacteria treponema pallidum. ...Read more

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Precautions that are need to live with someone with genetal herpes?

See below: If the person is your sexual partner, avoid intercourse when he or she has active lesions, and use condoms at all times to minimize your risks ( although your risk will still not be zero despite these precautions). If he or she is not your sexual partner, there really should not be any risk to you. ...Read more

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Percautions that are needed to live with someone with genetal herpes?

Percautions that are needed to live with someone with genetal herpes?

None: Unless you plan on having sexual relations with a person you live with who has genital herpes, there are no standard precautions that you must adhere to. ...Read more

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What is the difference between contracting genetal herpes and syphilis?

What is the difference between contracting genetal herpes and syphilis?

Two very different : One is caused by a virus and the other by a type of bacteria called a spirochaete. Both can last a lifetime, but syphilis can be eradicated under most circumstances, whereas once you have herpes simplex it is there forever. Both are sexually transmitted. ...Read more

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Once started how long is the healing prossses for genetal herpes wounds ?

1-2 weeks: Without medication (valtrex (valacyclovir) or acyclovir), it will take 1-2 weeks for the herpes sores to scab over and disappear. You are contagieous at this point. Go see your primary care doctor to confirm the herpes and he/she will give you meds to accelerate the process. ...Read more

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If I have genetal herpes and a uti, should I be worried?

Not normal: It is not normal to have UTI symptoms for over a month. Depending on your your sex, women and men might have different things that might or might not relate to your history of previous herpes infection. You should come see a doctor especially when it occurs that long. ...Read more

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Please explain what does herpes look like in the genital areas?

Please explain what does herpes look like in the genital areas?

Blisters: They usually look like a cluster of painful blisters that rupture and a small ulcer forms that looks similiar to a cancker sore. ...Read more

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How to determine the difference between genetal herpes and shingles?

See below: Herpes has vesicles all the same age-that is they all have thin roofed veicles which unroof all at about the same time shigles on the other hand has crops of veisicles that vary in age from day 1 to day 7 -so some will have intact vesicles and others with have unroofed the vesicles. ...Read more

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Can herpes be transmitted orally if your partner only has genital type?

Can herpes be transmitted orally if your partner only has genital type?

Yes. Depends.: Oral Herpes can live in the genital region and genital herpes can live in the mouth. Depending on the couple's sexual practices, either type can be in the oral and genital regions. ...Read more

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How long after herpes exposure does it usually take to start noticing and experiencing symptoms? Oral vs genital?

How long after herpes exposure does it usually take to start noticing and experiencing symptoms? Oral vs genital?

Duplicate question: See my previous reply: https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/6793744-i-was-exposed-to-herpes-confirmed-how-long-after-does-it-usually-take-to-start-noticing-symptoms-for-both-oral-and-genitalwhat-are-the-symptoms

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I was exposed to herpes (confirmed). How long after does it usually take to start noticing symptoms (for both oral and genital)?What are the symptoms?

I was exposed to herpes (confirmed). How long after does it usually take to start noticing symptoms (for both oral and genital)?What are the symptoms?

Usually 3-5 days: Sometimes up to 10 days. The main symptoms of herpes, either oral or genital, are clusters of sores that start as red bumps, become blisters, then open sores. On moist areas (labia, inside mouth, etc) blisters aren't seen, open sores sooner. First infections often also have swollen lymph nodes in the region (e.g. groin, neck), fever, headache, etc. Many infections cause no symptoms at all. ...Read more

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How common is genital herpes?

How common is genital herpes?

Very common. : Millions of people have this but many ( often, men), don't know they have it. ...Read more

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How can I get genital herpes?

How can I get genital herpes?

...: You can get genital herpes by having sex (oral, vaginal, anal) with someone who has herpes. The virus can be found in the sores, but there does not need to be an open sore to get the virus. This is known as “asymptomatic shedding.” there is treatment but no cure. Latex condoms decrease risk of getting herpes. ...Read more

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How do you get genital herpes?

How do you get genital herpes?

...: You can get genital herpes by having sex (oral, vaginal, anal) with someone who has herpes. The virus can be found in the sores, but there does not need to be an open sore to get the virus. This is known as “asymptomatic shedding.” there is treatment but no cure. Latex condoms decrease risk of getting herpes. ...Read more

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How can I treat genital herpes?

How can I treat genital herpes?

...: Genital herpes can be treated with several different medications including acyclovir, Famciclovir and valacyclovir. Treatment can be offered as the outbreaks occur. But if someone has multiple frequent outbreaks, consideration can be given to suppressive therapy (i.e. Take medication daily to prevent outbreaks). Talk to your doctor about your options. ...Read more

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