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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


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Is it possible for me to get herpes in my throat?

Is it possible for me to get herpes in my throat?

Herpes: Genital herpes is a chronic sexually transmitted infection caused by the herpes simplex virus (hsv). Historically, hsv-2 accounted for a majority of genital infections; however, hsv-1, which usually infects the orolabial area, now accounts for up to 50% of first-episode cases. These are often multiple, resulting in shallow, painful ulcers that may merge. The symptoms last for approximately 7-14 d. ...Read more

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What does herpes in the back of the throat look like?

What does herpes in the back of the throat look like?

Ulcerated sores.: Herpes of the pharnyx is painful, and after the initially symptoms of pain, red sores will develop followed by a grey center. If you think it might be herpes, than a brief course of Acyclovir should clear it up. See your pcp! ...Read more

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Can it be possible for you to pass throat herpes to someone else by sharing drinks?

Can it be possible for you to pass throat herpes to someone else by sharing drinks?

Usually no: Oral herpes tranmission need frequent intimate contact(s) like kissing , sharing glass in unlikely mode, In general every one has to maintain good hygiene to avoid getting infections and containing them. ...Read more

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Friend shared a drink with someone who has herpes in throat, can she get herpes by that?

Potentially: The virus can be shed even if no active sores--and since is located in the throat, is possible, even if not probable. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes in throat?

Herpes simplex: This would be rather unusual. Coxsackie virus will produce a condition known as herpangina which involves the fauces and pharynx and looks very much like the blisters of herpes simplex. Imagine also that you could get herpetic lesions if you performed deep oral penetration of the penis of a man infected with this virus, but not very common. ...Read more

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Can herpes happen in your throat if so how do you treat it?

Can herpes happen in your throat if so how do you treat it?

Throat Herpes: Also known as herpes esophagitis, herpes of the throat or esophagus is extremely rare, especially in otherwise healthy individuals. It is most commonly found in people with compromised immune systems, such as recipients of organ transplants, aids and cancer patients, and those being treated with radiation, steroids or chemotherapy. Treatment can be with oral valtrex (valacyclovir). ...Read more

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How to treat herpes in the throat?

How to treat herpes in the throat?

Herpes: Please see a doctor. If you have a confirmed diagnosis of oral or pharyngeal herpes, you need to be treated by a physician with antivirals. ...Read more

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My son is four and he drank after his sister. She just found out from the dentist she has herpes in her throat. Can my four old son get throat herpes?

My son is four and he drank after his sister. She just found out from the dentist she has herpes in her throat. Can my four old son get throat herpes?

Yes: Oral herpes is usually type i, and can be accompanied by high fever, swollen glands, red gums and canker sores within the mouth, especially the first time you get it. There is an antiviral medicine that might help if given early. There are also other viruses that look like herpes in the throat, and the dentist may not be able to tell them apart by sight; most get better on their own. ...Read more

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Multiple SMALL sores in back of throat, semi clustered but not really. Not big/ not infected looking. Strep throat or gonorhoea? Or herpes?Soundslike?

Multiple SMALL sores in back of throat, semi clustered but not really. Not big/ not infected looking. Strep throat or gonorhoea? Or herpes?Soundslike?

Hard to tell...: I have difficulty picturing what you mean by "multiple small sores". If painful, it could be herpes. With or without pain, it doesn't sound like either strep throat or gonorrhea. If at risk for STDs and no pain, then the secondary stage of syphilis (typically 2-6 months after being infected) might be possible. Don't take chances: play it safe and see a doctor, or public STD clinic if at risk. ...Read more

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My throat hurts when i swallow and i have herpes should I be concerned?

My throat hurts when i swallow and i have herpes should I be concerned?

Probably not herpes: Assuming you have had oral herpes (cold sores, fever blisters), then no worries about herpes for your sore throat and pain on swallowing. A new oral herpes infection could cause these symptoms, but not longstanding infection. Probably you just have garden variety viral pharyngitis. But see a doctor if the symptoms are severe, if you also have fever, or if it doesn't clear up in a few days. ...Read more

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Can you get genital herpes in your throat ? If so how do you treat it ?

Can you get genital herpes in your throat ? If so how do you treat it ?

Herpes virus: There are 2 strains of herpes virus (hsv 1 and 2). Hsv1 usually gives cold sores, hsv2 usaually the genital infection. While each virus prefers one place over the other, it is entirely possible to get them in the opposite place. Once infected, you have herpes forever, though there are medications that can suppress and shorten an outbreak. ...Read more

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Since 3 weeks I have some sort of red bubbles on my soft palate (throat). No symptoms. Can this be caused from the herpes i got sometimes?

Since 3 weeks I have some sort of red bubbles on my soft palate (throat).  No symptoms. Can this be caused from the herpes i got sometimes?

Too long: Three weeks is usually longer than herpes sticks around unless you are immunocompromised. The pink bubbles can be tiny salivary glands that are plugged, petechiae(red dots) which are evident after trauma, screaming or smoking or may be how your soft tissue presents. If you get ulcers there it is worth getting checked. Or if they start to hurt please visit a pro! ...Read more

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I was wondering how does strep differ from herpes in the throat. people and my coworkers at work have been sick and i work with money all day.

I was wondering how does strep differ from herpes in the throat. people and my coworkers at work have been sick and i work with money all day.

Strep throat: It would be unusual to confuse Strep throat with Herpes simplex infection. In order to diagnose this you would need to be seen and examined. Try an urgent care center or an ER. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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38 yr old female married 19 yrs throat red w/white spot right side soft palette area. Dr said strep or herpes, never had herpes in my life why say it?

STREP/HERPES/THROAT?: THE FACT THAT YOU NEVER HAD HERPES IN YOUR LIFE, DOES NOT MEAN YOU WONT EVER GET IT! THE CHANCES ARE THAT IT IS NOT HERPES . . . THINK POSITIVE. ...Read more

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I have flu like symptoms fever mild throat, do I have herpes from oral?

I have flu like symptoms fever mild throat, do I have herpes from oral?

Unlikely: I think you are asking about oral sex. When herpes is transmitted in this fashion it usually produces a classic rash with blister-like lesions which break down and form small very painful shallow ulcers. This may be accompanied by fever, malaise, etc., but it sounds like you may have a cold. Depending on the type of oral sex HIV can reach the tonsils if ejaculate hits the throat. ...Read more

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For a while my back of throat has red veins and i see orange bumps in back of my throat also? I have herpes? Is this something else?

Bumps in throat: Healthy tonsils look like two pink to orange bumps on either side of the back of the throat. Inflamed tonsils are red and may have pustules, particularly in viral and strep infections. Herpes usually has erosions or shallow ulcers and is usually painful. If your throat is sore or swollen, or there are new growths, please see a doctor to a proper evaluation. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more