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64 year old female. ....Non sexuallyy active......Contracted herpes 2...... What are possible ways of aquiring.......Thank you kindly?

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

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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Can herpes remain dormant for over ten years in a female who has a 3 year old child?

Can herpes remain dormant for over ten years in a female who has a 3 year old child?

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

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33 yr old female, herpes but no breakouts. Treated self for yeast, still itching. Why?

33 yr old female, herpes but no breakouts. Treated self for yeast, still itching. Why?

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

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What is curative treatment for herpes labialis in a female (50 years old)?

What is curative treatment for herpes labialis in a female (50 years old)?

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

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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?

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

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I am a 35 year old women and got diagnosed with genital herpes about 4 months ago. Is it possible that I could have had herpes for years and not know?

Herpes is Silent: Yes. Of course. That is why anyone who knows anything about herpes is encouraging all sexually active adults to have the blood tests to know their status. It is now thought that up to 90% of those infected do not get sores and do not know they are infected. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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

High platelets: There are many reasons for an elevated platelet count such as infection, inflammation and many other problems. It can also be a sign of a bone marrow problem. You should see a physician to have this evaluated. ...Read more

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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.

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

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I am 25yr old female and was infected with gonnorhea twice and I have genital herpes, am I at risk for blocked fallopian tubes?

I am 25yr old female and was infected with gonnorhea twice and I have genital herpes, am I at risk for blocked fallopian tubes?

Yep, AND P.I.D.: The more STD's you get, the greater chance for sterility and Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, or P.I.D. One of the best treatments to prevent this is by placing an Aspirin firmly between your knees and squeeze it there when on a date. ...Read more

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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?

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?

STREP/HERPES/THROAT?: THE FACT THAT YOU NEVER HAD HERPES IN YOUR LIFE, DOES NOT MEAN YOU WONT EVER GET IT!
THE CHANCES ARE THAT IT IS NOT HERPES. . .
THINK POSITIVE. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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What are signs of herpes in men and women?

What are signs of herpes in men and women?

Blisters on red base: Painful or itchy blisters, usually in small clusters on a base of red skin, that eventually open up, leaving shallow ulcers. Typical locations are the genitals, the lips, or around the anus, but they can occur on other skin sites as well. ...Read more

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Is it harder for a woman to give herpes to a guy?

Is it harder for a woman to give herpes to a guy?

Herpes and Gender: No. Herpes is a virus. It is transmitted from skin to skin. It does not know gender. ...Read more

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What are some of the signs of herpes for a female?

What are some of the signs of herpes for a female?

Which type?: At the time of initial Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 infection a person may have fever, weakness, sore throat, painful lesions (most often on lips, around mouth, gums, tongue, cheeks), swollen & /or painful lymph nodes in neck. There may be a gray coating on the tongue. ...Read more

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What's the best way for a man to not give a women herpes?

What's the best way for a man to not give a women herpes?

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

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If a woman has herpes and has a baby, does her baby automatically get the herpes?

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If a woman has herpes and has a baby, does her baby automatically get the herpes?

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

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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?

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

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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

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Symptoms Of Gential Herpes In Women?

Symptoms Of Gential Herpes In Women?

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

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What does herpes look like on my 5 month old?

What does herpes look like on my 5 month old?

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

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Please describe herpes lesion on 8 week old. Where? How?

Please describe herpes lesion on 8 week old. Where? How?

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