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Herpes Simplex Virus Alzheimer's
Maybe: There is some evidence that herpes simplex viruses inside brain and nerve cells can create the type of damage seen with alzheimer patients, if the patients have particular genes that make them vulnerable to the effects of the herpes viruses. If more research shows this to be true, then treatment or prevention of herpes simplex viruses can become a way to prevent alzheimer dementia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor 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
Usually location: Herpes simplex virus type 1 usually causes cold sores on the lips. Type 2 usually causes genital herpes. However, herpes virus is an equal opportunity virus, so type 1 sometimes causes genital herpes, and type 2 sometimes ends up causing lip sores, depending on what kinds of activities a person participates in. There is no cure, but anti-viral medications help treat and prevent recurrences. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your doctor .: You need to come in and see your doctor , we can do a culture to tell for sure what you have . You need to be treated for any ulcer you may have down there ! remember you may also be infecting your partner so make sure and come in sooner then later :). ...Read more
My partner tested positive for Herpes Simplex Virus 2. Is it possible he can have it and my test is negative?
Depends: Dangerous can mean different things to different people. It can be dangerous because it causes genital lesions which are hazardous to your sex life. It can also rarely cause meningoencephalitis (brain and surrounding tissue infection) which is far more life threatening. However, the most common presentation of hsv-2 is genital herpes, which is not life threatening. ...Read more
No: Most episodes will resolve without treatment. Treatment will hasten resolution and can prevent frequent recurrences. ...Read more
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