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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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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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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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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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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