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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Herpes Simplex (Overview)

Herpes Simplex virus 1 & 2 can be a cause of sexually transmitted diseases or sometimes oral/oral contact. Herpes Simplex 1: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cold-sore/basics/definition/con-20021310 & Herpes Simplex 2: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/genital-herpes/basics/definition/con-20020893


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For how long does herpes simplex live outside the human body?

For how long does herpes simplex live outside the human body?

Tough to say: It is generally accepted that the virus that causes herpes simplex does not live outside of the human body long enough to be cause fomite transmission, that is transmission to another human by way of an inanimate object (such as a towel or toilet seat). ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
1,081 doctors shared insights

Herpes Simplex (Overview)

Herpes Simplex virus 1 & 2 can be a cause of sexually transmitted diseases or sometimes oral/oral contact. Herpes Simplex 1: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cold-sore/basics/definition/con-20021310 & Herpes Simplex 2: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/genital-herpes/basics/definition/con-20020893


Dr. Mary David Dr. David
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Living with Genital Herpes (Checklist)

Avoid sex when you have an outbreak
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Take antiviral drugs to decrease frequency of outbreaks
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Take antiviral drugs to decrease shedding the virus
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Avoid oral sex when you have fever blisters
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What are some symptoms of herpes simplex?

What are some symptoms of herpes simplex?

Mnay: First time around you may get systemic symptoms of fever, chills, malaise, an outbreak of numerous blister-like lesions on the genetalia which will rupture and leave very tender and painful ulcers which may last as long as 10-14days. The female genetalia may become swollen and tender to the point that she cannot walk. The man can develop severe swelling which may partially impede free urination. ...Read more

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How will herpes simplex affect other parts of my health?

How will herpes simplex affect other parts of my health?

Herpes where?: Herpes simplex virus is like a squatter. Once it moves in it does not go away. Recurrent cold sores, genital lesions may occur. Rarely this virus invades the nervous system and can produce meningitis, encephalitis or meningo-encephalitis. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel Dr. Jaskiel
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Treating a Cold (Checklist)

Eat or drink foods and beverages high in vitamin C
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Boost immunity with multivitamins taken in the proper dose
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Drink plenty of fluids
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Get at least eight hours of sleep every night
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Was diagnosis with mono and herpes simplex I in scalp and have burning in back of throat and nasal passage too for 2 months is this related to diagnos?

Was diagnosis with mono and herpes simplex I in scalp and have burning in back of throat and nasal passage too for 2 months is this related to diagnos?

Maybe: herpes of the mouth is usually confined to lip areas or nasal opening "cold sores" in children it can appear in the throat mono can 'run you down' and you may be more vulnerable to infections of the throat and gums which may respond to antibiotics ...Read more

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I am 26/f unmarried. I have been diagnosed for herpes simplex syndrome two times. What precautions i need to take so that it doesn't come any more?

I am 26/f unmarried. I have been diagnosed for herpes simplex syndrome two times. What precautions i need to take so that it doesn't come any more?

Complicated: Herpes lives in your nerves forever once you first have it. You can reduce outbreaks by controlling stress and some medicaitons can prevent or lessen the severity of recurrances. Your concern should be what to do to prevent spreading it to others. Check the tips and other posts to educate yourself on how to control the disease. ...Read more

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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Stay hydrated
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Drink warm or cold fluids, whatever feels better
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Try acetaminophen or ibuprofen to relieve symptoms
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Avoid spicy or acidic foods
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Any blood test for herpes simplex 2?

Any blood test for herpes simplex 2?

For exposure: Blood tests for antibodies to herpes can reveal exposure to the virus but are not suitable for detemining if there is active infection. ...Read more

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Are any special tests needed, or can a regular doctor see me for my herpes simplex?

Are any special tests needed, or can a regular doctor see me for my herpes simplex?

Regular doctor: Gential herpes can be extremely painful - if you are able to function you don't have to do anything. Your doctor could give anti-viral medication and pain medications if needed to ease your outbreak - but again if you can tolerate the symptoms you can wait and it will usually resolve within 10 to 14 days. If you have frequent outbreaks, suppressive medications could decrease the frequency. ...Read more

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Treating Cold Sores (Checklist)

See a dentist for a prescription as soon as it "tingles"
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Ask dentist about using a diode laser to help cold sore heal faster
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Don't touch it, kiss someone, or share eating utensils
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How can you tell you have herpes simplex?

How can you tell you have herpes simplex?

Painful sore: Usually a blister, starting with a feverish feeling going to a sore usually a whitish center with red perimeter usually painful and will last 10-14 day. ...Read more

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Does taking garcinia cambogia supplements cause herpes simplex out breaks if you have this virus?

No way to tell: This otc weight loss substance has not undergone rigid testing for approval by the fda. On the other hand, it is unlikely to be a cause of herpes outbreaks which occur for numerous reasons, many of them poorly understood. ...Read more

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Please tell me what does herpes simplex virus, nos mean?

Please tell me what does herpes simplex virus, nos mean?

Infection: That means that the person has been infected with a herpes virus. "nos" means not otherwise specified. ...Read more

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How is herpes simplex virus infection treated.

How is herpes simplex virus infection treated.

Antivirals: Well it depends where your infection is but herpes is treatable with antiviral medication such as acyclovir. It doesn't cure you of the virus, but it does shorten the duration of the attacks. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for herpes simplex virus type 1?

What is the best treatment for herpes simplex virus type 1?

Medications: You can take famcyclovir or valcyclocir by mouthto have an outbreak heal faster. If you get out breaks very commonly you can take either of these two medications on a daily basis to prevent an outbreak. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for oral herpes simplex?

What is the treatment for oral herpes simplex?

Acyclovir: While there are many treatments, using Acyclovir is one of the most commonly used for herpetic stomatitis -- and it does not matter if it is herpes type i or ii. Other remedies are also employed, but are not nearly as effective or frequently used. It often takes high doses (800 mg) 4-5 times per day for several days to treat. ...Read more

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How to know if researchers are working on a vaccine/cure for herpes simplex viruses?

How to know if researchers are working on a vaccine/cure for herpes simplex viruses?

At this time: At this time, there is no vaccine or cure for herpes, although researches are continuing their efforts. ...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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Cold Sore (Definition)

Also referred to as fever blisters, cold sores are small, painful fluid-filled blisters that are usually found around the lips. Cold sores are very contagious and can be spread by mouth to mouth contact and can spread to the genitalia and cause genital ...Read more