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Herpes In Older Women
64 year old female. ....Non sexuallyy active......Contracted herpes 2...... What are possible ways of aquiring.......Thank you kindly?
Old infection: The most likely explanation is that you acquired it some time in the past when you were sexually active, and just had a recent outbreak. ...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
Herpes infection: Clinical symptoms of herpes eruption range from no eruptions at all even though the person has an infection to eruptions coming very closely together like 1-2 times a month for a person with a fully functional immune system. Stress, being ill, sun exposure and other stimuli can increase frequency of eruptions. People whose immune systems are weakened get frequent or continuous eruptions. ...Read more
It may be vaginitis: It's probably not yeast if you have treated your self already for this. It may be a vaginitis. The best way to find out is with a vaginal exam. Other organisms like Chlamidia, over growth of natural bacteria, vaginal dryness, even the different days during the menstrual cycle make our hormones change the Ph, or acidity, of the vagina. Also vaginal douches may cause changes in the flora of the vagi ...Read more
Herpes: There is no cure for herpes. You will need to see your doctor for definitive diagnosis and possibly be started on anti-viral medication such as Valtrex (valacyclovir) to expedite the resolution of an outbreak or to prevent outbreak in the future. You mush avoid direct contact with another when you have an active eruption. ...Read more
Hello I am a 32 yr old female in quite a difficult situation. My bf finally told me he may have genital herpes. Can a dr. Please advise on protection?
I would consider: Checking to see if u have antibodies, if so you have already been exposed. Otherwise he can decrease the amount of virus he is shedding by using valacyclovir 500 mg or 1 gm per day, condom use also recommended. This will dramatically reduce the chances of getting it but if he feels iit coming on, refrain of course. ...Read more
I am 28 yrs old female herpes patient. I have been under medication and treatment for 3 years now. But vaginal itching persists. Is there any cure?
Depends on cause: Although you are being treated for herpes, itching may have other causes including stds, vaginal infection, skin conditions, allergic reaction to condoms, gels, soap, sprays, even your partner's semen. You may find relief changing the medication, the dosage, or frequency. Wear cotton underwear or none when possible (to air out the vaginal area). Use good wiping technique. See your doctor. ...Read more
Would genital herpes cause weight gain in a 29 year old (otherwise healthy) female? I have always been around 110lbs, and now am stuck at 125lbs.
High platelet count 6lakh above and 3years back suffered from herpes zoster and cured. Currently osteoporosis and high BP are there? 62 yrs old female
I have had herpes since 1997, I get it on my face and hands, never anywhere else. I am taking 2400mg of acyclivor every day and am still having outbreaks...Will this damage my liver and can I become immune to this medicine? I am 41 yrs old and female.
Sure it's herpes?: That's very high dose daily suppressive rx if immune competent; and high end of dosing if immune incompetent. Maybe it's not herpes. Seen a dermatologist? Or infectious disease doc? Could be dermatitis herpetiformis (look alike rash, often associated with celiac sprue), or other underlying immunological issue. There are other anti herpes meds available as well. ...Read more
I am 25yr old female and was infected with gonnorhea twice and I have genital herpes, am I at risk for blocked fallopian tubes?
38 yr old female married 19 yrs throat red w/white spot right side soft palette area. Dr said strep or herpes, never had herpes in my life why say it?
I am 28 year old female. .. m married and miscarriage because of rubella IgG. .. and now reports showed that m having herpes simplex type 2 IgM 2.50?
What's the question?: The presence of rubella IgG means that you were protected against rubella and thus it was not the cause for your miscarriage. Assuming the HSV2 is positive, you will need to talk to your OB doctor regarding this issue even though I am not aware that this is causing miscarriage. I still don't understand your question however. ...Read more
71 yr old female. Pain on outside portion of left ear. Had herpes zoster virus of left ear 15 yrs ago. No blisters. Symptoms began last night.?
Possible herpes: If she did not have anything outside the ear look inside the ear canal you may find one or two, if you find them that is it. If you do NT search for other reasons. ...Read more
I'm a 22 year old female who is 8 weeks pregnant. I have a breakout on my vagina and I'm scared it's genital herpes. In some bumps you can see the hai?
No risk for baby: Make sure your obstetrician knows about this and your concern for herpes. She will know how to prevent any risk to your baby. However, a herpes outbreak at 8 weeks carries no danger for the baby; it's a problem on if there is an outbreak at the time of vaginal delivery. Even then, the risk is very low. The main risk of neonatal herpes is for new herpes caught toward the end of pregnancy. ...Read more
An otherwise healthy 26 years old female got herpes zoster skin lesions after starting terbinafine (for 10 days) treatment for toe onychomycosis. What could be the reason?
Good day, I am a 27year old female with aqute vaginal itching. I have tried everything under the sun from steroid creams to antibiotics, deuch cleaners I itch non stop for 2years plus. I have been treated for herpes, eczema, yeast infection?
See allergist?: I presume that you have already been treated by your GYN but still have not had a satisfactory response. I also assume that you had no response to antifungal treatment either. One possibility may be semen allergy or latex allergy. Has anyone considered that? If not applicable to you, perhaps an allergist can assist you in finding the cause. ...Read more
Hey I'm 23 years old female I think I have an infection but In a way I think it's herpes I been really stress out. I have redness, burning, itching, burn when I pee, I have redness and bumps around my vagina. Also on my inner thighs and buttocks and?
Get checked: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment. Consider a virtual visit on Healthtap today and treatment can be started right away. ...Read more
Not have Herpes!: I am assuming you have herpes, since you would have not asked the question. Both type 1 and 2 herpes are not site specific, ie. Oral and genital types occur in both places. Viral contact with oral or genital areas is requisite. You can shed virus and not be aware of a lesion. Medications: valtex or Famvir (famciclovir) can lessen the likelyhood of transmission, as well as prevent outbreaks! Barrier protection! ...Read more
No: The chance for the newborn infant to contract herpes infection from the maternal birth canal depends upon how long mother has had the same infection. If the mother contracted herpes infection during her pregnancy, transmission rate is much higher compared to the mother who did before she got pregnant. ...Read more
24 yes old. Been with fiance for 5 years. He's not my first should I get a herpes test if him nor I have symptoms?
Herpes testing: The likelihood is very low. When you get pregnant they test for herpes because having herpes during delivery is a risk to the infant. How will it change things for you knowing you have the virus (once infected it stay for life), you/him could have gotten it years ago as it is intermittant? If your positive and he is not it just may open concerns that will have a negative impact and visa versa. ...Read more
I am female. 5 yr ago to now kinda reoccuring alot itchyness then scratched alot blurning no pain noticed or sores noticed. Herpes?
If a female has herpes and is not having an out break and she has protected sex can he still get it? Also can it be spread by fluids down there from touching a female then the male area?
Yes: The virus causing herpes in the genitals can "shed" and "spread" just before there is an outbreak. You can protect your partner by using a rubber condom, but avoiding sex at times you feel an outbreak is coming on is wise. See your doctor about daily antiviral medication to reduce your outbreaks and your infection risk. Be faithful to an annual female exam to learn about new medical helps. ...Read more
Ulcerated lesion: Typically you will see multiple open lesion on the external genitals that may be weeping and eventually crust over. These lesions are typically painful. Often times you may notice flu-like symptoms about 1-2 weeks prior to the genital lesions. ...Read more
Blisters: Just like chickenpox. You need to take your baby to see the pediatrician. It has serious complications if disseminated and left untreated. Best to get checked. Err on the safe side. Of course history is very important along with physical examination. Do not delay if it is herpes. ...Read more
Small blister: The classic look of herpes in a baby is a small blister with clear fluid inside. There can be many blisters or just one. Babies can get them anywhere on their skin or in the mouth. It can be passed to the baby from someone who has a cold sore. It can also be passed to a baby from a mother at birth. Herpes in an infant is very serious, so please get your baby checked if your baby might have it. ...Read more