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Herpes Contagious Period
How contagious is genital herpes? Is there any treatment that will suppress genital herpes for a long period of time? I just want to know how contagious genital herpes is. Also i want to know if there are any treatments to suppress hsv2 for a long period
Hello. : Hello. If you have active disease it is very contagious. If you have sores you should not have sex. Even if a condom is used it might not adequately prevent contact with all of the lesions. Remember that herpes can be spread even when there aren't active lesions. Regarding suppression, some people with frequent outbreaks receive daily medication (i.e., acyclovir, famciclovir, or valacyclovir). ...Read more
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
Depends: If you have sex during a herpes outbreak you will be exposing your partner to the virus and then your partner might get the infection. However if your partner already has this infection then having sex won't hurt either of you. Use birth control as you usually do. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you touch someone with herpes can you prevent it before the incubation period can you just wash the part of where you touched it?
Washing usually helps: Viruses gain access through any open skin wound. If you have a cut or an insect bite it is a potential portal of entry for any type of virus to set up housekeeping and cause trouble. Of course you're not going to end up with the herpes virus unless you have direct contact. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Talk to Dr: Talk to your doctor about contraception that does not have bleeding days. Have you tried L-Lysine? What about an antiviral medication? I recommend you see your doctor to discuss all of your options and possible strategies to prevent your herpes outbreaks. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have 2 sores on my vagina and they are bleeding badly, could they be herpes? It's almost like a period.
Indeterminate cause: If you had advanced hepatitis C mediated cirrhosis and poor synthetic function (your liver makes proteins among dealing with other important things), you could be at increased risk of bleeding from this. Nevertheless, if you have herpes, you could also have other sexually transmitted infections, some of which can cause issues which could make you bleed. Get a pelvic exam. ...Read more
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