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Doctor insights on: Contagiousness Of Herpes Simplex Keratitis

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Can you tell me how is herpes simplex keratitis treated?

Can you tell me how is herpes simplex keratitis treated?

HSV Keratitis: There is variation depending on which layer in the cornea is involved. But generally, an antiviral medication is used, either in oral form or drop form. Steroid drops are used if deeper layers of the cornea are inflamed. The virus is never eliminated, so with multiple episodes of keratitis, a preventative dose of antiviral is continued to reduce future episodes. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Corneal Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation of the cornea could be the result of systemic or local inflammation or infection. UV light exposure along with working in a dusty environment or with toxic chemicals can also have an effect on or aggravate cornea inflammation. Try some artificial tears (Systane Balance or HypoTears) 3 times a day for a week and if you're no better see an ...Read more


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Is it true that herpes simplex 1 contagious without an outbreak?

Is it true that herpes simplex 1 contagious without an outbreak?

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

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Can you tell me is herpes simplex 1 contagious without an outbreak?

Can you tell me is herpes simplex 1 contagious without an outbreak?

Yes: The risk of contagiousness is highest during an outbreak, however there may be viral shedding without an outbreak. This makes it possible to spread herpes without an outbreak. Always use protection! ...Read more

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Can you tell me how contagious is herpes simplex 1?

Can you tell me how contagious is herpes simplex 1?

Herpses: Great link for info on herpes 1 & 2

http://www. Webmd. Com/genital-herpes/pain-management-herpes

Good luck. ...Read more

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How long is herpes simplex I contagious if you're on valtrex (valacyclovir)?

How long is herpes simplex I contagious if you're on valtrex (valacyclovir)?

Crusted over: I would consider it contagious until it is dried up - usually a week ...Read more

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Can you tell me docs, is herpes simplex 1 contagious when there's no outbreak?

Yes: Hsv 1 is transmitted from person-to-person by infected oral secretions from close contact. The risk of transmission is much higher when the patient is symptomatic. There is no seasonal variation impacting the transmission of hsv 1 and it occurs equally between the sexes. ...Read more

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What is herpes simplex type 1?

Cold sores: Hsv! is the name for cold sores that commonly occur on the lips. ...Read more

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What is herpes simplex type 1 from?

What is herpes simplex type 1 from?

DNA virus: 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. ...Read more

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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 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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Am I in danger of passing on herpes simplex?

Yes: Herpes simplex 1 and 2 virus infections are spread from person to person by direct contact with a lesion or with infected secretions. ...Read more

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In what way is herpes simplex (oral) transmitted?

Herpes Simplex Virus: 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. However, herpes simplex virus -2 can be spread to the mouth/ oral area. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Herpes simplex?

Herpes simplex: 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 ...Read more

Dr. Nazhat Sharma
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Keratitis (Definition)

The cornea is the clear tissue in front of the iris. Iris gives your eyes color. Keratitis is inflammation if cornea. Keratitis is caused by trauma (contact lens wear, dry eyes), degeneration, and infection. Contact lens wear is the most important risk factor for infectious keratitis. Herpes is a common cause of keratitis. Keratitis can be sight threatening. Keratitis ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Herpes Simplex (Definition)

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 ...Read more