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Herpes Simplex 1 Antibodies
The herpes family of viruses are very common. Some people will get outbreaks, others who are exposed may never have an outbreak, and only with a blood test will find out they were ever exposed.
For those who have outbreaks, they can release the virus before a sore is present, either oral or genital sores. ...Read more
Herpes 1 and 2:
The majority of Genital Herpes is Type 2 however about a third of genital herpes
is t ype 1 wich usually occurs on the face and is know as a 'cold sore' they are close cousins!
Besides using a condom to prevent spread
of genital herpes, there are a number of antriviral medications that decrease spread and can shorten an outbreak. See your physician for a prescription ...Read more
Treatment but not a: 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 (valacyclovir). Laser treatments are also used to treat cold sores. ...Read more
Yes, but less so: All those infected with either herpes simplex 1 or 2 (oral/genital) constantly shed the virus & can give it to someone without an active lesion. However, you are more likely to get it when there is an active lesion since there is a higher level of the virus being shed. Most people acquire hsv1 but rarely or never have sores. There are meds your md or dmd can give to reduce freuency & severity. ...Read more
Don't understand : Your question. Did you mean 'show' symptoms? ...Read more
Only from the : Standpoint that they are infectious diseases that can be spread through sexual contact. ...Read more
Oral herpes: Oral herpes is contagious but also very common. You can spread to others but transmission is lessened by taking antiviral medication such as valtrex (valacyclovir). Avoid kissing or sharing sodas or toothbrushes until the infection resolves. Even without sores there is a chance of spreading this to others. About 80% of people have oral herpes or herpes simplex one. ...Read more
Yes. Of course. But, if she has herpes someone had to have given this to her. I would have the family all tested and then teach them about viral shedding and the necessity of putting them on a treatment to reduce their contagiousness.
There is zovirax (acyclovir) for topical application, but oral meds work much better for suppression of this infection. ...Read more
Please advise what is the difference between herpes simplex 1, herpes simplex 2 and gential herpes?
I want to know what is the difference between herpes simplex 1, herpes simplex 2 and gential herpes?
See Link: http://www.happy-with-herpes.com/herpes-in-mouth-symptoms.html.Get a more detailed answer ›
For how long will you get herpes simplex 1 after you have been exposed to it (had sex with someone with it)?
Usually a few days: If you mean time until symptoms start, it's usually 2-5 days, rarely up to 2-3 weeks. If no blisters or sores by 10 days, you're probably in the clear. But low chance of infection from a single oral sex event. If you mean duration of HSV1 once infected, it's forever. Herpes infections persist for life. But for genital HSV-1, outbreaks and transmission to new partners usually are rare. ...Read more
Medical evaluation: Cold sores are painful liquid filled blisters that can occur on the lips, roof of the mouth or the gums which are usually caused by the herpes simplex virus (hsv-1). Tingling ;/or pain can herald the oncoming of cold sore 1 to 2 days prior to eruption. Hsv-1 can also cause genital lesions. See your dr or a std clinic for accurate assessment ; lab testing. ...Read more
Viral: Illnesses can pretty much all be transmitted and this one is no different. ...Read more
Great link for info on herpes 1 & 2
Good luck. ...Read more
Again: Yes when all is healed.Get a more detailed answer ›
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