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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

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


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What is herpes?

What is herpes?

Virus infection: Herpes is a family of various viruses that can be responsible for different diseases. Herpes simplex causes the typical cold or fever blister on the lips and face. Herpes varicella zoster is reponsible for chicken pox, and then can cause shingles. ...Read more

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What is herpes?

What is herpes?

A family of viruses: Herpes simplex virus type 1 usually causes cold sores on the lips. Type 2 usually causes genital herpes. However, herpes virus is an equal opportunity virus, so type 1 sometimes causes genital herpes, and type 2 sometimes ends up causing lip sores, depending on what kinds of activities a person participates in. There is no cure, but anti-viral medications help treat and prevent recurrences. ...Read more

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What is herpes?

What is herpes?

A family of viruses: Herpes simplex virus type 1 usually causes cold sores on the lips. Type 2 usually causes genital herpes. However, herpes virus is an equal opportunity virus, so type 1 sometimes causes genital herpes, and type 2 sometimes ends up causing lip sores, depending on what kinds of activities a person participates in. There is no cure, but anti-viral medications help treat and prevent recurrences. ...Read more

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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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Types of herpes?

Types of herpes?

8 in humans: There are 25 known herpes viruse, 8 of which infect humans. The types are: 1, cold sores; 2 genital herpes; ebv mononucleosis; CMV causes retinitis in hiv; varicella causes chickenpox and shingles; herpes virus 6 causes roseola; and herpes virus 8 causes kaposi's sarcoma. ...Read more

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Idk if i have herpes ?

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 more

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How prevalent is herpes?

How prevalent is herpes?

50 million in US: Nearly 28% were infected by herpes simplex 2 virus in a survey of new york city adult population. Prevalence is estimated to be 50 million in usa. ...Read more

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How is herpes contracted?

How is herpes contracted?

Herpes Simplex: The herpes simplex virus-1 is most often the cause of cold sores. It can be spread to the mouth or lips through activities like kissing. It can spread to the genitals by mouth to genital contact or genital to genital contact. Herpes simplex virus -2 can be spread through vaginal, anal ; oral sex. ...Read more

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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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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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Could someone die from herpes?

Herpes Encephalitis: Herpes encephalitis is a rare complication of the herpes virus affecting the brain- it can lead to death. ...Read more

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What are the sypmtoms of herpes?

What are the sypmtoms of herpes?

RASH/BLISTERS : I suppose your question is abot herpes simplex, and there are 1&2
herpes in genitalia produces a rash with vesicles, look loke blisters on the male or female genitalia
but it hsv virus which causes cold sores in and around mouth and sometimes herpes simplex can cause blister like rash in other parts of body.It can be confrmed by taking a test by breaking the blister, and/or blood test for antibodi. ...Read more

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What are the signs of having herpes?

What are the signs of having herpes?

...: Most people with genital herpes have no symptoms or mild non-specific symptoms that are not enough to cause them alarm. The “classic” symptoms are blisters or ulcers on the genitals, rectum or mouth. These can take 2-4 weeks to heal. The first episode can be accompanied by fever, headache and body aches. Repeated outbreaks are common. There is treatment but no cure. Latex condoms decrease risk. ...Read more

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Was wondering if this could be herpes.

Was wondering if this could be herpes.

Herpes: Hard to say without examination.Herpes can be confirmed by having swabs down by doctor or sexual health clinics. Please consult your doctor. ...Read more

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My parnter is scared that I have herpes.

My parnter is scared that I have herpes.

Explore this further: You may want to explore the reasons why your partner is scared that you have herpes. Does your partner have herpes? Have you ever had any symptoms of herpes such as painful sores on the vulva? Herpes doesn't always have symptoms you recognize. One way to know if you have ever been exposed to herpes is to do a blood test. You may both want to be tested. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What are the first signs of herpes i could notice?

What are the first signs of herpes i could notice?

Tingling feeverish: Typically you will notice a tingling feeverish ness that then becomes sore and will develop an ulcer type leesion or if on the lip or skin will exhibit a blistering with a reddishness around it. ...Read more

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Cure for herpes?

Cure for herpes?

Not yet: Herpes is one of the most common & frequent infections. Once infected, the virus travels to sensory nerves and remains there lifelong. There is no treatment to eliminate the virus permanently. Reactivation or 'outbreaks' of herpes can be managed effectively with anti-virals. Frequent outbreaks can be prevented with daily anti-virals taken for a year or longer with close supervision from a doctor. ...Read more

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Any cure for herpes?

Any cure for herpes?

Curing Herpes: The simple answer is no. But, there is a way to treat any outbreak and a way to suppress outbreaks.

Herpes is the name for two different but similar viral infections. The herpes type on generally is found in the oral or mouth region and herpes type two is thought to be more likely transmitted sexually and is found somewhere between the belly button and thighs.

Treated is possible not cured. ...Read more

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What's cure for herpes?

What's cure for herpes?

Herpes simplex: Once infected with this virus it remains in your body for the remainder of your life. It cannot be "cured" in the sense that it is eradicated, but the frequency and severity of recurrences and the duration of illness may be shortened by the use of Acyclovir and its salts. ...Read more

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Can one bump be herpes?

Can one bump be herpes?

Herpes simplex: Yes, one "bump" could conceivably be herpetic although this is unusual. You make no further description, so it is impossible to say what you specifically have, but if it keeps up and you are concerned see your doctor. ...Read more

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Does herpes cause boils?

Does herpes cause boils?

Not exactly.: Boils typically appear as swollen, tender nodules, sometimes with purulent drainage. Herpes is typically described as a crop or cluster of vesicles. The vesicles usually have a clear fluid in the center of the bump and are painful or itchy. See your dermatologist for proper diagnosis and management. Boils are usually caused by bacteria and may require antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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Herpes culture accuracy?

Herpes culture accuracy?

Herpes simplex: Culture of clinical materials for the presence of this organism are very accurate. ...Read more

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Is mono a form of herpes?

Is mono a form of herpes?

No: Mono (infectious mononucleosis) is caused by epstein barr virus (ebv), and herpes sores are caused by herpes simplex viruses type 1 or type 2. Herpes simplex and ebv are different viruses. ...Read more

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How contagious is herpes?

How contagious is herpes?

Very: Herpes virus can be shed even when person is asymptomatic, and can occur with very close contact. See: http://stdtesting.Com/how-many-people-have-herpes --for more information and helpful links. ...Read more

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How is herpes contagious?

How is herpes contagious?

Herpes: Herpes is caught skin to skin. One does not gave to have a herpes sore to be contagious. There is viral shedding at the site infection occurred. ...Read more

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How can I prevent herpes?

How can I prevent herpes?

Abstinence,contracep: Use contraception or abstain from sexual intercourse with an individual known to be exposed. ...Read more

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There any cure for herpes?

Controlling = curing: antiviral medications, e.g. acyclovir, help to control herpes outbreaks, it can also shorten the duration and limit recurrence, taking good care of yourself helps a lot too, eat a balanced diet, exercise, and get enough sleep, get treated early to prevent complications ...Read more

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Is there a cure for herpes?

No: Once you get the herpes virus, you will always have it. There are periods of having symptoms when the virus is active & periods of no symptoms when the virus is not active. There are meds to help with the symptoms but will not cure it. Herpes can be spread even if you are not experiencing symptoms (ex rash). Always use condoms to prevent the spread of herpes to others. ...Read more