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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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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 (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


Dr. Stephen Southard
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What are the types of herpes?

What are the types of herpes?

Lots: There are 8 that affect humans. 1 and 2 are the ones people most commonly think about that cause oral and genital lesions. Chickenpox is another type. EBV is another that causes mononucleosis. CMV is another type that can cause many different symptoms.6 causes sixth disease a childhood febrile illness.7 mostly is benign. 8 is mostly commonly known for a type of cancer associated with AIDS ...Read more

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Dr. Jerome Litt
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What are symptoms of herpes?

What are symptoms of herpes?

HERPES SYMPTOMS: I am assuming you mean herpes simplex commonly known as cold sores. Symptoms are itching and burning, blisters located mainly on the lips and face, also on the genital areas. Occasionally on the fingers, buttocks, and other areas of the skin. Highly contagious. Caused by viruses. ...Read more

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Dr. TraChella Johnson Foy
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Signs of herpes?

Signs of herpes?

Painful ulcers: Genital herpes is a viral infection that most commonly presents w/ painful sores or ulcers in the genital area (boxer short distribution). Outbreak can start as pain & itching. There may be small red bumps or tiny white blisters. Some pts have pain w/ urinating, recurrent vaginal irritation, painful lymph nodes in groin, pain down leg. Inital outbreak may feel like flu. Sometimes no symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Jennifer Haley
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Is their acure for herpes?

Is their acure for herpes?

Some hope: I agree with dr. Irizarry's comments with one bit of hope. While there is no promised cure and you are contagious even when there is no outbreak, there was a study showing that daily suppressive therapy for 6 months may provide a "cure". That means that instead of taking antiviral medication only when you have an outbreak, you take a lower dose for 6 mos, then stop, and may not get it again. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
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Herpes and telling a partner?

Yes?: Would you not want to know if a potential sexual partner was likely to pass sometning on to you? It is patently unethical not to tell people what the risks of interacting with you are, particularly when it comes to a lifetime of potential problems. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Aaron Love
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Herpes, can medication make it stop?

Herpes, can medication make it stop?

In time and number..: Medication should shorten the duration a lesion is present and the frequency they occur. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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