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Doctor insights on: Herpes Virus Infections In Children

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Is there a cure for herpes virus infection in eye. If yes how?

Is there a cure for herpes virus infection in eye. If yes how?

See eye MD: There are medicines that can quiet down the infection and inflammation and preserve the vision but the virus will probably always be there and can flare back up with excessive ultraviolet exposure, fever, etc.
See an eye md. ...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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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?

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?

Herpes: Herpes in the eye is not uncommon. We sometimes will ask patients to take a maintenance dose of Acyclovir or valcyclovir for a year (or years) to prevent recurrence. The initial treatment is usually 10-14 days depending on findings under the eye microscope. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How will you know which person spread the herpes virus to you?

How will you know which person spread the herpes virus to you?

ONLY IF SINGLE PARTN: You will know who gave it to you if you have a single partner only. But if you had sex with multiple partners and none discloses that he/she has the hepes infection you will never know unless you get all of them tested. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are different intensities of the herpes virus?

Can you tell me if there are different intensities of the herpes virus?

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

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Alouivcior is this medication only used to treat herpes virus's? (i may spelt it wrong)

Alouivcior is this medication only used to treat herpes virus's? (i may spelt it wrong)

There are other: Uses as well. For example Acyclovir is used to treat shingles, which is reactivation of varicella zoster (chicken pox). ...Read more

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Are warts caused by the herpes virus?

Are warts caused by the herpes virus?

No: Warts are caused by viruses in the human papillomavirus family. ...Read more

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Does the herpes virus cause gastritis?

Yes it can: It has been reported and occurs especially in immune compromised patients or weak immune system. ...Read more

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What is it about a herpes virus that would cause it to erupt on the skin?

What is it about a herpes virus that would cause it to erupt on the skin?

Herpes: 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

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Herpes virus, I have it but I don't understand why there is no cure can someone explain?

Herpes virus, I have it but I don't understand why there is no cure can someone explain?

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

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Can the herpes virus to into remission?

Can the herpes virus to into remission?

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

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Can you tell me is HPV from the the herpes virus?

Can you tell me is HPV from the the herpes virus?

No, it is not: - it is from the human papilloma virus. ...Read more

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Could the herpes virus be transmitted to me by touching hair?

Could the herpes virus be transmitted to me by touching hair?

No: Herpes is transmitted from an open active lesion to mucous membranes or an abraded area of skin ...Read more

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Does the herpes virus just stay around lips, but not on the lips?

Does the herpes virus just stay around lips, but not on the lips?

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

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How are the herpes virus and herpangina distinguished from each other?

How are the herpes virus and herpangina distinguished from each other?

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

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Can herpes VIRUS cause neurological symptoms?

Please Define: Please define what you mean specifically by "neurological symptoms'? ...Read more

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What to do if I'm experiencing hearing loss due to herpes virus?

What to do if I'm experiencing hearing loss due to herpes virus?

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

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Can you spread the herpes virus by kissing a child on the cheek?

Can you spread the herpes virus by kissing a child on the cheek?

Yes: Herpes is contagious by touch. Someone with the virus can cause a herpes lesion to appear by kissing a child on the cheek. Have seen it many times. ...Read more

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Can you carry the herpes virus in your blood and never be contagious?

Can you carry the herpes virus in your blood and never be contagious?

Not in blood: Herpes simplex viruses live in nerve endings, and can be transmitted to other persons by intimate contact, even when you have no symptoms. ...Read more

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Could somebody be born with the oral herpes virus but not show signs until older?

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

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I have a friend that has the herpes virus, and her boboyfriend is a Meth user. Can his use cause her to have outbreaks?

I have a friend that has the herpes virus, and her boboyfriend is a Meth user. Can his use cause her to have outbreaks?

Herpes simplex: No. His meth use will not cause her to have herpetic lesions, except perhaps secondarily if the tension and anxiety induced by his illegal activities disturbs her. ...Read more

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Infection (Definition)

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Herpes Virus (Definition)

Viruses from the family herperviridae. At least seven species of herpesvirus are known to be infectious to man: herpes simplex viruses 1 and 2, varicella zoster virus, epstein-barr virus, cytomegalovirus, human herpesvirus 6, ...Read more