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Is herpangina contagious in adults?

Is herpangina contagious in adults?

For kids: Kids usually have this virus and it is self limiting. In other words there are no effective treatments for this. Antivirals don't do well against it nor antibiotics. Adults have much less to worry about with this enterovirus. ...Read more

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Herpes Stomatitis (Definition)

Herpes stomatitis is usually contracted by infants. Most of us will get it and then be susceptible to cold sores on our gums and lips. This is because the virus never leaves our bodies and can be triggered into becoming active by stress, hormones, sunlight, etc. The virus will follow a nerve ending out, which is random, and the reason they can appear in ...Read more


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Why is CMV in the herpes simplex family?

Why is CMV in the herpes simplex family?

Herpesviruses: It's a cousin of herpes simplex virus. Both are members of the herpesvirus (not herpes simplex) family, among the things they have in common is that they both contain double-stranded dna and both cause chronic, latent infection. ...Read more

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Can adults with genital herpes develop encephalitis?

Can adults with genital herpes develop encephalitis?

Unlikely: There is a definite association between herpes simplex type 2 and recurrent (mollaret's) meningitis, but encephalitis would be very unusual in an immune competent host. On the other hand, genital herpes can be due to type 1, and that can certainly, but uncommonly, produce meningitis, encephalitis or meningoencephalitis unpredictably. ...Read more

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I have herpes zoster, are liquids in the blisters contagious?

I have herpes zoster, are liquids in the blisters contagious?

Yes!: Herpes zoster, also known as shingles, is a contagious viral infection. It is a reactivation of the varicella virus that causes chickenpox. You would be contagious to someone who who has never had chickenpox before or has never been vaccinated. You should keep the area covered at all times and wash your hands often. Stay clear of pregnant women, infants and immunocompromised people. ...Read more

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Which problems can genital herpes (herpes simplex ii) cause for a newborn baby?

Which problems can genital herpes (herpes simplex ii) cause for a newborn baby?

Death or disability: The fetus is ge nerally protected by fetal membranesfrom exposure during pregnancy.During delivery, the newborn can acquire the virus as it is shead from the genital walls.Some will have skin leasions(blisters), but a more devistating problem occurs as the germ migrates to the brain to cause encephalitis.Death or major disability are possibile.Ob's opt for cs delivery if possible to avoid this. ...Read more

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Are canker sores contagious or a form of herpes?

Are canker sores contagious or a form of  herpes?

No and no : Canker sores are an auto-immune inflammatory reaction to some types of trauma: physical, emotional, pharmaceutical and/or illness. They are self-limiting, need no medication and not contagious. In cases where the size, number or duration of the canker sores are not tolerable, you can take anti-inflammatory meds (nsaids) or ask your dentist for a chemical cautery or laser treatment for comfort. ...Read more

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Can herpes simplex virus contribute to alzheimer's later in life?

Can herpes simplex virus contribute to alzheimer's later in life?

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 more

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Are canker sores caused by the HSV 1 virus? Are they a form of HSV 1?

Are canker sores caused by the HSV 1 virus? Are they a form of HSV 1?

No: Canker sores (aphthous ulcers) are often confused with cold sores and are not the same. The exact cause of canker sores is unknown although stress and injury are suspected factors.They are not contagious and appear only inside the mouth. Cold sores, or herpes simplex type 1, on the other hand, are groups of painful, fluid-filled blisters and are contagious.They most often occur on the outside lips. ...Read more

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Is an ulcer in their mouth oral herpes?

Is an ulcer in their mouth oral herpes?

Oral lesions: There can be many different causes of an oral ulcer, other than herpes. A doctor can distinguish the different causes of an oral ulcer with proper evaluation. All the best! ...Read more

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Does herpes present in a linear outbreak?

Does herpes present in a linear outbreak?

Shingles?: It can, but this always raises the possibility of shingles (herpes zoster), which causes a painful linear band of blisters on one side of the body. Shingles requires higher doses of anti-herpes drugs than simple herpes. If you think you have shingles, you should see your doctor right away. ...Read more

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Could herpes simplex virus eat holes in your brain?

Could herpes simplex virus eat holes in your brain?

Herpes: The herpes simplex virus has been implicated in one of the causes of encephalitis, which is often a fatal disease. It can cause tissue necrosis of the brain, particularly at the temporal lobes. It is suspected though, that the injury to the brain tissue may actually be immune mediated (meaning the body's immune system actually causes this). ...Read more

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Could herpes simplex 1 cause outbreaks in your genital area?

Could herpes simplex 1 cause outbreaks in your genital area?

Herpes: Outbreaks from herpes happen at the site that one was infected. They do not travel or migrate elsewhere on the body. The reason we no longer define herpes by the words 'oral' and 'genital' is that you can get these viruses on any part of your body exposed to them. ...Read more

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Can herpes that causes innocent oral fever blisters & cold sores be sexually transited to someone else as genital herpes?

Can herpes that causes innocent oral fever blisters & cold sores be sexually transited to someone else as genital herpes?

Herpes - HSV1 & HSV2: Yes - unfortunately there can be cross over between the 2 different types of herpes. These viruses are always adapting and looking for 'new opportunities' and although traditionally, HSV-1 kept to the mouth/nose and HSV-2 kept to the genital tract, there can be 'back and forth' transmission of these viruses in susceptible patients. This is a reminder to keep ALL safe sex practices in mind! ...Read more

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Is hsv-1 in genital area serious? Do flare ups happen often from hsv-1 in genitals?

Is hsv-1 in genital area serious? Do flare ups happen often from hsv-1 in genitals?

Herpes One: There is no way to give you an accurate answer. But, in general herpes one acts like herpes two as far as shedding and potential for contagiousness. Most people who are infected do not have visible flare ups with either virus but they can still be contagious. ...Read more

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What conditions in baby are caused by the herps simplex virus?

What conditions in baby are caused by the herps simplex virus?

Local/general/brain: Herpes simplex is a devastating infection in babies. The virus can enter from the birth canal & fetal membranes or be acquired during delivery. Skin sores may appear within days, or baby can circulate the germ as a blood poisoning & it ends up invading the brain & other tissues.Even aggressive treatment may not prevent the virus from creating swiss cheese like destruction of brain tissue. ...Read more

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Why are people with genital herpes considered more contagious their first year of infection?

Why are people with genital herpes considered more contagious their first year of infection?

Myths: That is myth and no longer even part of a expert physician's practice. What is your specific concerns about your health? ...Read more

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Is there a link between Herpes Simplex Virus that causes a Herpetic Whitlow and The chicken pox virus?

Is there a link between Herpes Simplex Virus that causes a Herpetic Whitlow and The chicken pox virus?

Herpes cousins: Actually yes indeed. The virus that causes herpetic whitlow- usually HSV-1 (but sometimes HSV-2) is related to the same virus that causes chicken pox. We call that virus VZV or varicella zoster virus. These viruses are found in the 'herpes' family of viruses. Great observation. I hope though you're not suffering too badly from these nasty viruses. There is a chickenpox vaccine out there BTW. ...Read more

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What are the differences between canker sores and mouth herpes (herpetic gingivostomatitis inside mouth)?

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What are the differences between canker sores and mouth herpes (herpetic gingivostomatitis inside mouth)?

Canker sores vs HSV: Canker sores (aphthous ulcers) are painful sores inside the mouth. No one knows what causes canker sores. Herpes simplex virus (HSV-1) typically causes cold sores. Cold sore blisters can occur in many different parts of the body but are most common on or around the lips and cheeks. ...Read more

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I learned cold sores are caused by herpes. Is it the same forms as genital herpes?

I learned cold sores are caused by herpes.  Is it the same forms as genital herpes?

Can be type 1 or 2: Cold sores on or near the lips are due to recurrence of herpes type 1 or 2. Herpes viruses, after the initial infection, live in a person's nerves and travel down the nerves to the surface to form blisters that break open, spreading more virus. Type 1 is more common on the lips, and type 2 more common on the genitals. With people engaging in oral sex, either type can be in one or both locations. ...Read more

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Herpes stomatitis. How to help cure?

Herpes stomatitis. How to help cure?

Acyclovir: Or valacyclovir. This antiviral compound can be effective in reducing the duration of acute herpetic outbreaks and in limiting the frequency of recurrences. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for herpes stomatitis?

What is the treatment for herpes stomatitis?

Acyclovir: While there are many treatments, using Acyclovir is one of teh most commonly used for herpetic stomatitis -- and it doesn't 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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My bf has herpes stomatitis & thrush. How to help cure this?

My bf has herpes stomatitis & thrush. How to help cure this?

HSV1 & thrush cure: Herpes stomatitis (HSV1). There no cure for HSV infection and often stress is an aggravating factor. Cold sores generally clear up without treatment within 10-14 days. Oral thrush is an infection in the mouth caused by a yeast germ and can usually be treated with antifungal medicines. See a dentist or PCP for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Could i tell my partner about herpes (viral stomatitis)?

Could i tell my partner about herpes (viral stomatitis)?

Not the same: Stomatitis is usually “aphthous , ” in which case we don’t know the cause, or it can be caused by viruses other than herpes. Herpes typically causes lesions on the lips. Stomatitis usually occurs in children with the first episode. Since almost all adults already have hsv-1, telling partners isn’t necessary, but it’s reasonable to avoid kissing or oral sex when you have oral ulcers or cold sores. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a friend with stomatitis does this mean she has herpes?

What to do if I have a friend with stomatitis does this mean she has herpes?

Inflamed tongue: Many types with different causes. Herpes not a common cause. See a dermatologist for best chance at accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is Aphthous stomatitis herpes or not? can it cause std's in any way?

Is Aphthous stomatitis herpes or not? can it cause std's in any way?

No: Aphthae are not herpes and are not STD. The cause is not known. Usually trivial, they may be painful. There are several treatments but usually nothing is needed. They are NOT due to any food nor are they due to "stress". ...Read more

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How soon after you come in contact with herpetic stomatitis can you catch it?

How soon after you come in contact with herpetic stomatitis can you catch it?

HSV incubation : Someone who has been exposed to herpes simplex virus may notice tingling and/or pain about 2 to 20 days after being infected with the virus. The blisters usually appear 1-2 days afterward. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for stomatitis?

What is the treatment for stomatitis?

Aphthasol (amlexanox): There are a variety of treatments, but Aphthasol (amlexanox) is one of the most commonly prescribed. It works as an antiallergic and antiinflammatory. However, sometimes avoiding the triggers can help just as much as the treatments. I am interpreting this to be aphthous stomatitis, but there are other forms of stomatitis. ...Read more

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Can you get stomatitis from going to the dentist?

Can you get stomatitis from going to the dentist?

Very rare: Typically, any type of stomatitis is usually a chronic inflamation of the oral tissues from a number of intrinsic causes. Any irritation or inflamation from a dental visit is usually temporary and will subside in a few days. ...Read more

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What are the tests for aphthous stomatitis?

What are the tests for aphthous stomatitis?

None specific: Normally there are no associated problems, however it amy be associated with food sensitivity, herpes simplex, or reflux. Stress is a factor in some individuals. A food diary can be helpful in pointing to certain foods, however if you eat wheat every day, blood tests amy identify a gluten sensitivity. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for aphthous stomatitis?

What is the treatment for aphthous stomatitis?

Laser works well: Researchers are not sure of the cause of aphthous ulcers. There is no known preventive measure. Treatment is palliative with low level laser therapy able to relieve pain and accelerate healing with about 5 minutes of trea. Dment. Biolase waterlase iplus or md works well in my practice, of the lasers I have tried. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: stomatitis?

What is the definition or description of: stomatitis?

Inflamed mouth: Inflammation (-itis) of the mouth / oral cavity (stoma) may result from canker sores / aphthous stomatitis, the ulcers of lupus, behcet's, or low neutrophils, necrotizing gingivitis (trench mouth), coxsackie virus herpangina, meeting herpes simplex i for the first time, tobacco, and many other causes. ...Read more

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What can I do about stomatitis on my tongue?

What can I do about stomatitis on my tongue?

Geographic tongue: You are probably referring to a condition called "geographic tongue" or migratory glossitis. It is a benign condition, due to personal variation. It leaves splotchy areas that look like a map, and actually move around over time. No treatment is needed, nor is there anything that can be done. You tongue will just have extra character! ...Read more

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Do lots of people get aphthous stomatitis, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get aphthous stomatitis, or is it unusual?

Aphthous ulcers: I agree but if your mouth ulcers are associated with eye irritation or arthritis check with your doctor. I good treatment for benign apthous ulcers is lactivex solution rinced in the mouth and kenalog (triamcinolone) in orabase for more resistent cases. ...Read more

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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. Keshab Paudel
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Stomatitis (Definition)

A condition that causes painful inflammation, swelling, or ...Read more