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Genital sores after safe sex?

Genital sores after safe sex?

Not something good: Go see a doctor asap. This may well be an std and you should not only be diagnosed for this, but tested widely for others. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Herpes Simplex 1 (Definition)

Herpes simplex 1 viral infection is very common in children and presents with mouth infection, with fever, eating difficulty, and drooling. The children get better, but the virus stays dormant in the area causing recurrent fever ...Read more


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What type of herpes simplex virus causes genetically herpes?

What type of herpes simplex virus causes genetically herpes?

Type 2: If you are speaking of 'genital' herpes, it is typically type 2, although the possibility of type 1 causing genital lesions is well documented. ...Read more

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Painful sexual intercourse, painful urge to urinate, bleeding, swelling, itching? Possible genital herpes outbreak?

Painful sexual intercourse, painful urge to urinate, bleeding, swelling, itching? Possible genital herpes outbreak?

Possibly herpes: These symptoms are quite typical for newly acquired genital herpes; too severe for an outbreak of recurrent herpes. New herpes is especially likely if at risk, e.g. new partner or partner known to have genital herpes. Severe urinary tract infection or other STD also are possible. Get care ASAP, the sooner the better both for accurate diagnosis and effective treatment if it's herpes. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does genital herpes lay dormant for years before initial outbreak?

Herpes: Recurrent herpetic outbreaks are usually shorter in duration (averaging 7 days), with less severe symptoms and are often preceded by a prodrome of itching or burning in the affected area. Systemic symptoms are usually absent. Most people diagnosed with a first episode of genital herpes can expect to have several (typically four or five) outbreaks (symptomatic recurrences) within a year. ...Read more

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Sacral herpes - just as contagious ?

Sacral herpes  - just as contagious ?

YES: If the person takes 1 valacyclovir or acyclovir a day she will be less cantagious but not complete protection. This med can also be used at onset of any attack to make it less severe. Herpes virus will be present on the skin sometimes when there are no symptoms. ...Read more

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Lip blisters and herpes. Is this oral cancer?

Need to be seen: Oral cancer does not present as blisters. More than likely it is a breakout of herpes virus. Do blisters come and go? Have they changed in size and location? Cancer does not present that way at all. ...Read more

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Oral sex with unknown, continuous 5month low grade fever, lymph nodes, sore throat, 107 da HIV eia negative HIV PCR RNA not detected, what other std?

Oral sex with unknown, continuous 5month low grade fever, lymph nodes, sore throat, 107 da HIV eia negative HIV PCR RNA not detected, what other std?

NOT STD: As you have been told this is not an STD. But, it could be an infectious disease. That list is hundreds of possibilities long and will include testing for lymphoma, leukemia, other blood cell cancers, and all of the possible non-STD infectious diseases. It is time to sign off of the internet and to see your doctor for the appropriate testing or infectious disease consultation. ...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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What does genital herpes look likes?

What does genital herpes look likes?

Clear blisters: Genital herpes has the appearance of blisters on a red base. Generally, these are painful and occurs in clusters. Consult with your doctor if you see these as treatments are available. ...Read more

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How are cold sores (herpes simplex) and canker sores different?

How are cold sores (herpes simplex) and canker sores different?

Canker vs Cold Sore: Here is a great comprehensive answer to your question: http://www.Uhs.Umich.Edu/coldcankersores. ...Read more

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Is it possible to contract genital herpes without having sex?

Is it possible to contract genital herpes without having sex?

Yes.: You can kiss someone with oral "genital, " of type two herpes in their mouth and contract type 2 orally. Hence, the confusion of oral versus genital. I prefer to use the terms type one and two. ...Read more

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My test is positive for herpes 1 and negative for herpes 2 (all igg) but also positive IgM herpes too. Would you say I have type 1 or 2 ?

My test is positive for herpes 1 and negative for herpes 2  (all  igg)  but  also positive IgM herpes too. Would you say I have type 1 or 2 ?

Both 1 and 2: Sounds like you have an acute infection with herpes 2. Igm indicated acute infection. The igg will become positive with time. A positive igg for herpes 1 indicates prior exposure to herpes 1. ...Read more

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Could thuja have an effect on genital warts?

Best results: Are with traditional treatment, by your traditional doctor , are caused by hpv virus, contagious to your partner , vaccination at young age prevents cancer of cervix. Thuja , the ornamental hedge ever green used by herbal medicine used in various maladies , lacks scientific proof ...Read more

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1.What are the success rates & freq. Of recurrence after treating male genital warts with podophyllotoxin tincture, respectively? 2.Is virus reduced?

1.What are the success rates & freq. Of recurrence after treating male genital warts with podophyllotoxin tincture, respectively?  2.Is virus reduced?

Not great.: Podophyllotoxin can be helpful alone however it works better in conjunction with other destructive methods such as cryotherapy or chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Can one strain of HPV cause cancer and genital warts?

Can one strain of HPV cause cancer and genital warts?

HPV types: Some HPV types are more commonly associated with warts and others with cancers but this is not an absolute distinction. Warts can go bad and develop into cancers in the genital, anal and oral areas. This is why the vaccines include several virotypes. But even then there are many less common types not included which also cause disease ...Read more

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What's the best over-the-counter genital herpes medicine?

None, need Rx: To treat genital herpes, you do need a prescription for Acyclovir or one of the brand name equivalents. None of the over the counter medications will effectively treat genital herpes. ...Read more

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4 tiny red spots on penis that had really tiny scabs and disappeared in 3 days. No blisters or ulcers. Could these be genital herpes? No known status.

4 tiny red spots on penis that had really tiny scabs and disappeared in 3 days. No blisters or ulcers. Could these be genital herpes? No known status.

Herpes simplex: Herpetic lesions are usually vesicles (blisters) and are often quite painful and tender. These do not sound like Herpes, but the only way to be sure is to go and be checked. ...Read more

Dr. Hunter Handsfield
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Hsv (Definition)

Herpes simplex virus (HSV) is the virus ...Read more