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Herpies Of The Eye
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
Nasal or saliva: Herpes simplex type 1 is acquired casually through the nasal secretions or saliva of a family member or friend who is shedding the virus. It resides in the ganglia of nerves and may activate and shedd when immunity wanes such as during illness & stress. A cold sore of the lip is one location. The eye can be infected if the nerve going to the cornea is involved. This infection is not an STD. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: Researchers have been searching for ways to vaccinate people effectively against HSV and so far these trials have not been very effective. Since the virus is so embedded into the host cellular milieu, this is a formidable problem to solve. Nevertheless, prophylactic antivirals are usually very effective at preventing outbreaks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can be: Treated by there is not a 'cure'. ...Read more
Yes but:: The standard approach to herpes zoster ophthalmicus includes oral antiviral therapy (acyclovir, valacyclovir, or famciclovir) to limit VZV replication, and the use adjunctive topical steroid drops to reduce the inflammatory response and control immune-associated keratitis and iritis ...Read more
What is the best Antiviral medicine to treat herpes conjunctivitis in the eye? And will my eye ever be white and clear again?
Herpetic conjunctivi: The most common medications used for herpetic conjunctivitis or keratitis are acyclovir and valacyclovir pills. There are also eye drops, like trifluridine that some MDs prescribe, but they are used for a very short time frame. I find the pills to be best. You may be prescribed antibiotic drops to prevent superinfection on top it, but it depends. Hope that helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can herpes enter the body through the eye? For ex spitball to eye/eyelash area? Or contacted from another part and then rides up the optical nerve?
Almost never: Most have been exposed to herpes during childhood and carry resistance. This includes the eye and its connecting structures. Herpes will only enter an adult if there is pronounced immunosupression or extreme debility. And a normal adult cannot transfer herpes from an infected sore on the body to another spot on the body. ...Read more
Can I infect someone if I have Herpes Zoster in the eye? I have a bf with healthy eyes and we kiss and such so our faces are close to each other.
Chicken pox: You cannot transmit herpes zoster per se. If the person with you are in contact has not had chicken pox or chicken pox vaccination s/he could get chicken pox from exposure to shingle, as both diseases are caused by the same virus. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Depends: Most herpes in the eye is on the eye in fact the cornea. Treatment is with topical antiviral drops with good effectiveness in most cases within about 5 days. Herpes can also affect the interior of the eye, but this is rare. It can also be treated with systemic antivirals. Treatment takes longer and there is a risk of visual loss in these cases. ...Read more
How is iritis and herpes related? Would it have to be herpes of the eye? (was tested for HSV 1/2. 1 was pos; 2 neg. No cold sores ever).
Herpes and the eye: There are many possible causes of iritis, with herpes being one of more common causes. As indicated, herpes iritis is usually associated with involvement of the cornea, or front surface of the eye. In addition, herpes eye infections are almost always one-sided. So if both you have iritis in both eyes, this probably isn't caused by herpes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer