herpes simplex

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<b>Herpes simplex is also known as <a href="#topics/Herpes">Herpes</a></b>. Herpes simplex is a virus that causes a blistering skin rash. Herpes simplex virus (HSV) type 1 usually causes cold sores in the mouth but can infect other organs such as the eye and the brain. HSV type 2 usually causes genital herpes.
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Can I have herpes simplex 2?

Possibly.

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Local symptoms from a Herpes simplex 2 infection are usually is seen 2 to 12 days after exposure &amp; consists of a cluster of lesions that look like blisters. The lesions can appear on the penis, anus, labia or cervix &amp; they can spread, coalesce followed by crusting over. The fluid in the lesions is very contagious. Some people contract Herpes Simplex 2 without symptoms.
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Dr. Cornelia Franz answered:

What is herpes simplex type 1?

Cold sores

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HSV ! is the name for cold sores that commonly occur on the lips.
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Why did I get herpes simplex-1?

Possibly from

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kissing. It is a common infection that is the most frequent cause of cold sores.
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How can people get herpes simplex?

HSV - 1 &amp; 2

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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 &amp; oral sex.
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Dr. Ryan Phasouk answered:

Could herpes simplex act like hiv?

No

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HIV and herpes are not the same and their manifestations are not similar. They are often found together however and in general, herpetic infections tend to cause much more severe symptoms when a patient also has HIV.
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Cold sore = herpes simplex virus 1?

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Herpes Simplex Virus is when you get little cold sores on the outside of your mouth or the tip of your nose. Try not to touch the cold sore, you could spred it to other parts of your face or eyes. Steep a tea bag then cool it- apply to cold sore to releive pain. Lysine, 3,000 milligrams daily until the sore goes away. Or eat yogurt which is rich in Lysine. You can buy Lip Clear which has Lysine.
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What is herpes simplex type 1 from?

DNA virus

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HS type 1 is produced by a DNA virus that commonly passes in the oral secretions or from direct contact with the skin. It is most commonly identified in "cold sores" which are actually a reactivation of a previous HS1 infection.
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Herpes simplex 1 is there treatment?

Treatment but not a

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cure. Melissa Officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedites healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation with lysine 1,000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your physician can prescribe oral valtrex. Laser treatments are also used to treat cold sores.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered:

Any blood test for herpes simplex 2?

For exposure

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Blood tests for antibodies to herpes can reveal exposure to the virus but are not suitable for detemining if there is active infection.
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Could you be born with herpes simplex?

Yes

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An infant could acquire herpes infection when traveling through the birth canal. Contracting herpes in the uterus is much rarer.
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