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Herpes Virus Infections In Children
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
My dad is having herpes virus infection in eye. He is taking valcivir medicn. Please tell me for how long can a person take medicine without sideefect?
No: You either have it or you don't. ...Read more
How long does the herpes virus stay on your hand after touching a sore? Can u infect someone else by touching them with your hand before washing?
Possibily: Some people with intact skin develop herpetic whitlow after touching herpetic sore, others don't. There is no way to tell who will get it. If you washed your hands right away chances are smaller, but there is still a risk. Can you infect someone else? It's a possibility, but again, small chance. ...Read more
More info needed: I don't understand the question. What do you mean by "different intensities"? Some people have no symptoms at all, and others have severe or frequent recurrent outbreaks. Please post a new question about what you want to know. ...Read more
This is how the viral infection or re-currence of the virus manifests in the human. It infects a piece of skin. As it heals the virus migrates to the nerve cells that control that area of skin.
Re-current outbreaks can be due to a aggressive virus, to stress and fatigue and skin irritation. ...Read more
Herpes simplex: This virus acts like a squatter in that once it enters your body it is virtually impossible to evict. It lives in nerve endings and can come out and produce symptoms at any time, but most often when something else is producing stress. Current antivirals inhibit but do not kill this virus. ...Read more
Herpes: A person never "goes into remission" with herpes. One you are exposed to herpes you will always carry the virus. The virus will be inside your nerve and only come out periodically. The first outbreak a person has is generally the worst one. After this it is very very variable. We can try to prevent this from happening with pills if you want to take them. See your md or dermatologist for more info. ...Read more
No: You can get it on the edge of the lip or close to the nose. It can even be alongside or on the edge of the nose. ...Read more
Several differences: While both are viruses, they are different classes and do different things. Herpangina is coxsackie virus which attack soft palate/throat and is self limiting within 10 days. Herpes initially can occur throught the entire mucose (primary herpetic gingivostomatitis) but recurrence usually is localized to the lips and peeioral skin. Likewise it is self limiting. ...Read more
Hepes hearing loss: Herpes simplex infection is known to cause hearing loss in adults and in the new borns. In a dutch study they found that a combination of Prednisone and Acyclovir was able to reverse some hearing loss induced by hsvvirus in animals but study has not been done in humans. But that combination may be tried by some to reverse the hearing loss ...Read more
Hard to prove: Herpes is such a common viral infection that has an initial infection and then lays dormant until you are stressed, tired, too much sun.....Initial infection often occurs to toddlers, or you can pick it up later. If you have it, it's yours whether you got it from your momma, grilfriend, etc. Do you know anybody that gets cold sores, they are your possible sources. ...Read more
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How long do the germs of the herpes virus live on surfaces and objects? I get cold sores and am just curious.
Hours to weeks: Longer if a dry surface. You are contagious when you have a sore on your face. But you are also contagious a few days a month when you have no symptoms at all. Since most people already have the virus hsv1, it has no effect on them. Prescription pills are very effective if used correctly, and very safe. Most people who harbor the virus require no treatment since they have no symptoms. ...Read more
I have a friend that has the herpes virus, and her boboyfriend is a Meth user. Can his use cause her to have outbreaks?
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more