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Herpes In Women
What should I do if I have three bumps on my upper lip and don't know if I have herpes. I kissed two girls'm a girl) and I don't know if I have herpes?
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
A friend of mine has herpes and thinks it's funny to spread it to girls he meets at the bar - what can I do?
Educate him about it: Herpes is a serious infection especially in women and more so in unsuspecting women who may be pregnant. It is a juvenile and dangerous thing to do. That's where education comes in. Get information and tell him to read it then ask if he still thinks it funny to behave that way. I doubt he would laugh if it happened to a family member of his. All the information you need is easily available. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
So not ok. Mad. Got vaginal herpes diagnosed. So question, I need help girls--what do I tell hiim!?
Disclosing Herpes: Here are a few tips. 1. Got herpes? Get a blood test to prove which herpes virus it is. 2. Know that facts. 74% of americans have herpes type one and 26% of american's have type two. 3. Up to 90% of people with herpes do not have outbreaks. Everyone must get tested. 4. Contagiousness can be found even if you do not have an outbreak..And that goes for "him" as well. Don't get mad. Get educated. ...Read more
In a nutshell, i took this girls virginity 6 months ago and now she has herpes. Shes only had intercourse with me. Do I have it?
Get Tested: Get your blood work done to check for hsv1 & hsv2 serologies- if they are positive, you could have given it to her. See my article below, and meet with your primary care doc or infectious disease doctor. http://www.lasvegasdermatology.com/in-the-media/its-not-a-cold-sore-its-herpes. ...Read more
I'm 21 years old I kissed 2 girls 3 weeks ago I felt a lip tingle 2 later I have no blisters just dry lips and an inside lump is this 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cultures can help: HSV1 and HSV2 have similar morphology and natural history. Recurrent small grouped vesicles occurring on a reddened base, usually painful and found on the oral lips and genital areas are the most common symptoms. About 85% of the pop has HSV1 and 25+% have HSV2. Genital herpes may also be due to HSV1. Viral cultures and blood tests, antibody tests, are positive. Hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers