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Herpes (Overview)

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 hope this is helpful.


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How does herpes spread? Is it always an std?

How does herpes spread? Is it always an std?

Contact: Contact is how you get herpes, I know of no other way. Whether it's kissing or rubbing, skin to skin contact is how the disease is transmitted. There is something called herpes gladiotorum that has ruined wrestling seasons because all of the wrestlers get it on their body typically starting from 1 person's mouth. ...Read more

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Herpes (Overview)

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 hope this is helpful.


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L-arginine and fish oil is good to use for body building? I had a past symptom herpes zoster. Its good if I take l-arginine and fish oil supplement

L-arginine and fish oil is good to use for body building? I had a past symptom herpes zoster. Its good if I take l-arginine and fish oil supplement

L-arginine and: High quality and strong enough (50 % epa&dha) fish oil are good products but high arginine can raise prob of herpes outbreak. Avoid arginine containing food such as nuts and chocolate. Lysine supplement will help balance arginine out. Fish oil studies show benefit for cardio, joints, skin, eyes, and inflammation. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Herpes (Tip)

Do have testing for other std's if you have been diagnosed with herpes. ...See more

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What are the first symptoms of herpes in someone?

What are the first symptoms of herpes in someone?

Local discomfort: Recurring herpetic disease begins with tingling, burning or pain at the site where the blisters are to occur. ...Read more

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My friend thought she had herpes because her boyfriend had some sore on his penis. They had unprotected sex but she still has no signs. Herpes or not?

My friend thought she had herpes because her boyfriend had some sore on his penis. They had unprotected sex but she still has no signs. Herpes or not?

Could be: Isolated genital sores can be caused by herpes. However, there are several other causes, including syphilis, that may not cause symptoms right away. I would recommend seeing a physician for a thorough evaluation and possible std testing. ...Read more

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Herpes (Tip)

Be transparent with your partners, use protection and ask your doctor about antiviral medication. ...See more

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Can a recent herpes diagnosis cause a pap result to be lsil?

Can a recent herpes diagnosis cause a pap result to be lsil?

Yes: Lsil (low grade squamous intraepithleal lesion) is a low grade category which includes hpv (human papilloma virus effect), mild dysplasia (cin-i) and often the cytology can be difficult to interpret if there is a lot of inflammation. So yes, a recent herpes infection if on the cervix can obscure the results and reflex to lsil (lgsil). Either way, you'll get follow-up, just follow your doc's plan. ...Read more

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Is it true that it is only possible to diagnose herpes during an outbreak?

Is it true that it is only possible to diagnose herpes during an outbreak?

Bloodtest: A blood test would show if you have been exposed to the herpes virus types 1 and/or 2 in the past. Once you have been exposed, the virus sits in your tissues and you can transmit the virus via kissing or vaginal intercourse. HSV 1 causes cold sores, HSV 2 genital herpes, although we see more and more women infected with HSV 1 that have genital herpes outbreaks. ...Read more

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Herpes (Tip)

Taking a preventive medication can reduce outbreaks and transmission to partners. ...See more

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What is herpes?

What is herpes?

Virus family: Herpes is a family of viruses characterized by small blister-like (vesicles) rash & by staying in the body until triggered again. Most common ones are herpes simplex I & ii which cause cold sores and genital sores. Chickenpox is a herpes virus that can reappear later in life as shingles. Epstein-barr & cytomegalovirus, roseola virus, & cause of kaposi's sarcoma are all herpes viruses. ...Read more

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Herpes (Tip)

Consider it as a nuisance, take medicine as needed. Use protection during active infection. Have fun. ...See more

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How accurate are home herpes tests? (it is a blood test) are they just as accurate?

How accurate are home herpes tests? (it is a blood test) are they just as accurate?

Why do you ask?: Even the antibody tests from big labs are not altogether sensitive or specific. Many folks have the antibodies but no lesions so probably cannot infect others. ...Read more

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Pleae explain to me how do you know if you have herpes?

Pleae explain to me how do you know if you have herpes?

Experience: Experience, getting a good medical history, examining the patient, and doint proper testing. ...Read more

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I ask dis question last week I did not get the answer, what cause herpes?

I ask dis question last week I did not get the answer, what cause herpes?

Herpes simplex vrus: This is caused by a virus, herpes simplex. Oral lesions are usually caused by type 1 virus, and genital ones are usually caused by type 2. ...Read more

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A date just told me she has herpes 1 and 2. What are the chances I will contract it how treatable is it!

A date just told me she has herpes 1 and 2. What are the chances I will contract it how treatable is it!

Depends: It depends on how much contact you had, as well as if she had active lesions at the time. Treatment can reduce flares and help speed recovery, but there is no way to eradicate it once infected. ...Read more

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How can one treat herpes on your face?

How can one treat herpes on your face?

If significant: Would talk to your doctor about possible antiviral medications. ...Read more