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Doctor insights on: Herpes Type 2 Symptoms In Men

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What are the symptoms of herpes type 2?

What are the symptoms of herpes type 2?

...: Most people with genital herpes have no symptoms or mild non-specific symptoms that are not enough to cause them alarm. The “classic” symptoms are blisters or ulcers on the genitals, rectum or mouth. These can take 2-4 weeks to heal. The first episode can be accompanied by fever, headache and body aches. Repeated outbreaks are common. There is treatment but no cure. Latex condoms decrease risk. ...Read more

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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How do you get herpes type 2 and what do I do now?

How do you get herpes type 2 and what do I do now?

It's an STD: Clarification to previous reply: "Active lesions" are not necessary to transmit. In people with HSV2, the virus is often present in the genital area without symptoms, and herpes often is caught from infected partners who don't know they are infected and/or who don't have an apparent outbreak at the time. Your partner also needs to be checked for infection, even if s/he hasn't noticed anything. ...Read more

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Why do I test positive to herpes type 2 and my partner to test negative?

Why do I test positive to herpes type 2 and my partner to test negative?

Contagious but...: Herpes is a contagious std which is at its most contagious when you have active lesions. When lesions are not present, the disease can still be contagious but less so. Things that can reduce the odds of spreading to your partner are avoiding sex with active lesions, using anti-viral suppressive meds daily (your doc can help with this) and condoms, but nothing is perfect. Try www. Herpes. Org for info. ...Read more

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Can I give oral sex if I am having herpes type 2?

Can I give oral sex if I am having herpes type 2?

Not if oral carrier: If you have oral herpes or are carrying the virus there, you can spread it by oral sex. ...Read more

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How to get througha herpes type 2 breakout faster.

Anti-viral meds: There are Anti-viral medications that can help shorten the duration. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I live normal life with asymptomatic herpes type 2?

Can I live normal life with asymptomatic herpes type 2?

Yes: Even if you are asymptomatic you could still be shedding virus so practicing safe sex is important. ...Read more

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I have herpes type 2. ..can I safely give oral to my non infected boyfriend?

I have herpes type 2. ..can I safely give oral to my non infected boyfriend?

Details matter: How do you know if you have hsv1 or 2? Sometimes genital herpes is type 1. Most people already have type 1 and cannot get it from another person. Has your boyfriend had a blood test to define his herpes status? Most people who harbor herpes, type 1 or 2 or both, have no symptoms and are not aware that they already have it. Ask again after you know the details. ...Read more

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Which treatment do they give you for herpes type 2?

Which treatment do they give you for herpes type 2?

Acyclovir/ valtrex (valacyclovir): Depending on the severity and frequency of your outbreaks, different treatment regimens are used. Some people have such infrequent outbreaks that they are on no treatment at all. For frequent, recurring outbreaks, daily Valtrex (valacyclovir) may be used to suppress the outbreaks. For some people, instead of taking daily suppressive medicine, they begin oral Acyclovir or Valtrex (valacyclovir) at the first sign of an outbreak. ...Read more

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I am in the medical field and contacted herpes type 2 on my arm. How can I treat it? How cautious should I be?

I am in the medical field and contacted herpes type 2 on my arm. How can I treat it? How cautious should I be?

Valtrex (valacyclovir): Also zovirax (acyclovir), (acyclovir) Acyclovir and topical zovirax (acyclovir) ointment can be used to treat herpes. It decreases symptoms and shedding time of the virus but is not a cure. Contagion is a critical issue if you work with newborns or people who are immune compromised. In healthy individuals it is highly unlikely to be contracted without intimate contact or without direct contact to mucous membrane or broken skin. ...Read more

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I am detected with herpes type 2 but I did not have sex for 15 years. How is it possible?

I am detected with herpes type 2 but I did not have sex for 15 years. How is it possible?

Dormant: Hsv 2 can lie dormant for many years. You could have contracted it 20 years ago, and just discover it now. When you are exposed to the virus initially, it causes an immune reaction, and those antibodies will always be present in your blood stream. The virus incorporates itself into your cells and stays there until your immune system is weak, at which point it comes out to bother you. ...Read more

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I have herpes type 2. My wife wants a child. If we have unprotected sex while im not having a outbreak, will she still get my disease?

I have herpes type 2. My wife wants a child. If we have unprotected sex while im not having a outbreak, will she still get my disease?

Unlkely but: Even though most of the time if you have sex without an outbreak it is safe. But some recurring outbreaks may have little or no symptoms or a very tiny lesion may be there and you are not aware of it, so there is a small risk
another option is that you consult your doctor and go on suppresive therapy with antibiotics like famciclovir, valaciclovir or acyclovri
acyclovir can be used by pregnant mothe. ...Read more

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Have got a painless bump on the gum. Was diagnosed with herpes type 2 months ago. And finished medication. What is the cause of the bump?

Not herpes: Numerous possibilities exist, mostly not serious -- maybe just a minor cyst. If it enlarged or becomes painful, see a dentist or doctor. This has nothing to do with herpes. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can the herpes type 2 blisters appear in the umbilical area?

Can the herpes type 2 blisters appear in the umbilical area?

Herpes 2: 95% of those infected with the herpes two virus will have their infection somewhere between their belly button and their thighs. So, yes it can be found in the umbilical area. ...Read more

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I have genital herpes type 2, so if I get pregnant would my baby automatically have it?

I have genital herpes type 2, so if I get pregnant would my baby automatically have it?

No: No, your baby will not automatically have herpes. It is more likely for your baby to become infected if you have an active lesion/ outbreak at the time of delivery. In this case, your doctor will recommend c-section for delivery. To prevent outbreaks close to time for delivery, you should take an antiviral in the 3rd trimester. ...Read more

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Is abreva also useful for herpes type 2 blisters in the genitals?

Is abreva also useful for herpes type 2 blisters in the genitals?

No: It is intended just for herpes simplex 1, cold sores. I believe they explain that on their packaging. ...Read more

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Does taking 400 mg of acyclovir/day for profilaxy for herpes type 2, influence the result of an HIV test?

Does taking 400 mg of acyclovir/day for profilaxy for herpes type 2, influence the result of an HIV test?

No: acyclovir does not affect HIV test results, and doesn't delay appearance of HIV antibodies or reverse disease course, otherwise it would have been used in treating HIV infected patients long time ago, good luck ...Read more

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I have this itch sometimes I have discharge I got tested for all STD and it was negative I do have herpes type 2 can that be the cause?

I have this itch sometimes I have discharge I got tested for all STD and it was negative I do have herpes type 2 can that be the cause?

Probably not: What you're describing can be seen in various conditions including bacterial vaginosis and vaginal yeast infection. It is unlikely that your symptoms are related to your history of herpes. With herpes you would have symptoms of soreness tingling or visual lesions. However with all this said I would recommend that you see your gynecologist to confirm why you have what you have. Good luck. ...Read more

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Herpes type 2 result on paper: igg is < 2 - reference values 0.00 - 22.00 ru/ml igm is 0.14 - reference value >0.8 to < 1.1 do I have herpes?

Herpes type 2 result on paper: igg is < 2 - reference values 0.00 - 22.00 ru/ml igm is 0.14 - reference value >0.8 to < 1.1 do I have herpes?

Not enough info: The diagnosis of herpes is usually made based on painful lesions at the point of sexual contact and a history of potential exposure - scraping of lesions also can culture the virus, interpretation of blood tests depends on the timing (length of time between exposure or symptoms and the test). These results don't diagnose a recent infection, but can't interpret without more information. ...Read more

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I keep having this vaginal itch sometimes dischagei got tested for all STDs and they all were nnegative I do have herpes type 2 can that be the cause?

I keep having this vaginal itch sometimes dischagei got tested for all STDs and they all were nnegative I do have herpes type 2 can that be the cause?

Genital herpes: This is often manifested by painful ulcerations and seldom by itching alone, but anything is possible. More likely that you may be having a local reaction to something you are coming in contact with (allergy to tampons, lotions, contraceptive jellies, condoms, semen, and so on and so on). This needs to be worked out by examination and tests on the discharge and cannot comment without seeing these. ...Read more

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What problems can genital herpes type 2 cause for a newborn?

What problems can genital herpes type 2 cause for a newborn?

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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Is there any safe way to make love with a girl with herpes type 2 (genital) and not be intoxicated? Is there anything we can do? Thank you.

Is there any safe way to make love with a girl with herpes type 2 (genital) and not be intoxicated? Is there anything we can do? Thank you.

Easy to prevent: I think you mean "infected", not "intoxicated". HSV2 is less often transmitted than you think. If you avoid sex during visible outbreaks, each episode of unprotected vaginal sex has about 1 chance in 1, 000 of catching it. Many couples go 10+ years without transmitting. You can further reduce the risk with consistent condom use and if she takes suppressive treatment, e.g. daily valacyclovir. ...Read more

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I was recently diagnosed with genital herpes. My b/f told me he got it from wrestling in school. Is it plausible that he got herpes type 2 from this?

I was recently diagnosed with genital herpes. My b/f told me he got it from wrestling in school. Is it plausible that he got herpes type 2 from this?

Herpes: Genital herpes affects the skin or mucous membranes of the genitals. It caused by the herpes simplex virus (hsv). Hsv is spread from one person to another during sexual contact.
Hsv-2 most often causes genital herpes. Hsv-2 can be spread through secretions from the mouth or genitals.
Hsv-1 usually affects the mouth and lips and causes cold sores or fever blisters. ...Read more

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I was taking valtex 500 mgs a day for suppressive therapy for herpes type 2 for about a week. I started having numbness in my vaginal/buttocks area.?

I was taking valtex 500 mgs a day for suppressive therapy for herpes type 2 for about a week. I started having numbness in my vaginal/buttocks area.?

Well: It may or may not be an outbreak. Remember that suppressive therapy is not perfect, but if you keep on having outbreaks with 500, then you may need 1000mg /day. ...Read more

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What possibilty of transmitting herpes type 2 on finger from fingering? My bf do this and I am scarred. He uses contact lens so he touches his eyes : (

What possibilty of transmitting herpes type 2 on finger from fingering? My bf do this and I am scarred. He uses contact lens so he touches his eyes : (

Herpes: Herpes is transmissible when there is contact with active, erupted lesions. If you did have active vesicular eruptions (you should be on anti-vitals) then he will have a high likely hood of contraction. ...Read more

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Can I (male) get genital herpes by french kissing a girl with genital herpes (type 2)? Thank you.

No: Unless she has the genital herpes on her lips, which is possible, then just kissing will not expose you to the genital herpes. ...Read more

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