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How to lessen lealing time for herpes sore?

How to lessen lealing time for herpes sore?

Herpes: The only answer I have is that you should be taking a herpes medication. There are three to choose from. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Herpes Simplex (Definition)

Herpes Simplex virus 1 & 2 can be a cause of sexually transmitted diseases or sometimes oral/oral contact. Herpes Simplex 1: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/cold-sore/basics/definition/con-20021310 & Herpes Simplex ...Read more


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What are the characteristics of a herpes sore?

What are the characteristics of a herpes sore?

Painful ulcers: Genital herpes is a viral infection that most commonly presents w/ painful sores or ulcers in the genital area (boxer short distribution). Outbreak can start as pain & itching. There may be small red bumps or tiny white blisters. Some pts have pain w/ urinating, recurrent vaginal irritation, painful lymph nodes in groin, pain down leg. Inital outbreak may feel like flu. Sometimes no symptoms. ...Read more

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Does herpes sore bleed?

Does herpes sore bleed?

It can: If you are describing oral herpes, it usually festers and generates a clear liquid which is the transmittable phase. There are treatments for this condition. ...Read more

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Do herpes sore bleed when bursts?

Do herpes sore bleed when bursts?

Herpes sores: Yes...Herpes sores can bleed depending on the stage of the vesicles. Herpes is also very contagious, especially at this stage. Please see your periodontist for an evaluation if these are oral or facial lesions. We can treat the herpes lesion with the nd/yag laser at different stages. Www. Drgums. Com. ...Read more

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Can herpes sore still be contagious after they have healed?

Yes: Even after the blisters have healed, viral shedding is possible. The chance of spreading herpes due to this shedding is very low if direct skin contact with the area is avoided, especially if there are signs or symptoms. ...Read more

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Herpes sore won't heal. Going on over 3 months, it's is getting worse?

Herpes sore won't heal. Going on over 3 months, it's is getting worse?

Herpes sore: Where is the sore? Mouth or vagina? Is it a single sore or multiple sores? Have you tried valacyclovir or famvir or acyclovir? Are you sure it is herpes have you taken herpes titers? Rarely what appears to be a sore may not be a herpes, but may be an autoimmune disease and skin ulcerations from autoimmune disease like lupus or Behcet's. F/u/ w/ rheumatologist ...Read more

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If a person doesn't have herpes sore or a out break how can they tell if you have herpes?

Herpes: Once you have herpes, you always have herpes. However, without any lesions or sores you can't tell, and we only test sores for the virus. ...Read more

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How to know it is canker or herpes sore?

How to know it is canker or herpes sore?

In or out?: In general, canker sores are inside the mouth (painful ulcers) and cold sores (herpes labialis) are on the outside of the lips (blisters and scabs). ...Read more

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How can you tell if it's a pimple or a herpes sore?

Blister= herpes: Most herpes lesions look like a blister (think burn) early on. A pimple is usually a red base with a pustular (white)center. Not always easy to tell the difference. If it is on or very near your lip (or penis or vaginal labia) suspect herpes. Is worthwhile to discuss with dr. Herpes is a serious and life- long infectious disease. ...Read more

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Vaginal tear or herpes sore....Do they look the same?

Vaginal tear or herpes sore....Do they look the same?

Yes: Herpes can present as a small tear in the vaginal mucosa that can be indistinguishable from the tears we see after normal intercourse. The herpes lesion however will often recur in the same location and will be more painful than a tear from intercourse. Yeast can also be associated with mucosal tears. Schedule an appointment to get the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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How could docs take a sample of herpes sore without blood?

How could docs take a sample of herpes sore without blood?

Swab: If you have a sore, a swab can be used to send off for testing. This is almost as good as testing blood for antibodies and has the advantage of telling you where the virus is since the blood test only tells you that your body has seen the virus but tells you nothing about the location of the infection. HSV type one and type two can both cause both fever blisters and genital sores. ...Read more

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Even if a herpes sore is not present, can it still infect other people?

Even if a herpes sore is not present, can it still infect other people?

Well, no: Technically, you need a herpetic lesion to be infectious. The problem is that sometimes you don't know you have a lesion (or developing one). In addition, it may be in a place that you can't see or easily feel. So, the short answer is no but you should still be careful. ...Read more

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Am I at risk for herpes if he had just touched a herpes sore on his penis and then fingered be?

Am I at risk for herpes if he had just touched a herpes sore on his penis and then fingered be?

Yes, altho the risk: Is lower than it would be if you had actual vaginal intercourse. The risk is higher when your partner has sores, but it can be transmitted even when your partner doesn't have visible sores. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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What is the incubation period for a herpes sore?

What is the incubation period for a herpes sore?

Varies, but few days: The incubation period varies from 2 to 20 days (depending on the source). Most lesions probably occur between 5-7 days after exposure. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a herpes sore to turn into an ulcer?

How long does it take for a herpes sore to turn into an ulcer?

2 days: It depends somewhat on if it is your first outbreak or a subsequent outbreak.

Herpes follows a pattern:
1) Skin Reddening/irriation (Lasts 1-4 days)
2) Blisters (2 days)
3) Ulcerations (1-2 weeks)
4) Scabbing/Crusting (2-3 days)
5) Healing (4 days)

Best wishes! ...Read more

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Are antifungal creams good on herpes sore?

Herpes simplex: These creams will not treat the herpes or speed up the healing process, but perhaps by covering the ulcers they will be less tender. Do not use topical Acyclovir as there is evidence that this may promote development of resistance of the virus. ...Read more

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Is a herpes sore any different looking than an STD herpes sore?

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Is a herpes sore any different looking than an STD herpes sore?

Here's some...: They are indistinguishable in clinical features but their location. Diagnosing genital herpes chiefly lies on detailed Hx + physical exams. So, bring the detailed Hx of symptoms stressing their sequence of events to Doc for analysis, exams, tests as needed so to deduce right Dx for right Rx timely. ...Read more

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How would you know if you have herpes if you were check for them but the doctor over looked the herpes sore?

Herpes simplex: Not sure how a doctor could overlook an ulcer. If you are not certain, seek a second opinion from someone who can examine you. ...Read more

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My gf had a cold sore on her lips for more a month is it herpes? Becsuse I knew herpes sore heals completly after 14 days max

Stress: Those are caused by a herpesvirus, usually herpes simplex-1 virus. These blisters, which are highly contagious, may appear along with colds, fevers, exposure to excessive sunlight, certain medications, during menstruation or illness, but stress is probably the biggest trigger. Most of the time the virus will lie dormant in the body, but it can quickly come to life when your immune system is weak. ...Read more

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What happens when you pop a genital herpes sore?

What happens when you pop a genital herpes sore?

Viral spread: The ulcer/sore contain a fluid that has the virus in it. If anyone comes in contact with the fluid, they can contract the virus. Additionally the fluid touching other areas of your skin can cause local spreading. Remember though, the time that the virus is most readily spread is just before he ulcers appear and you may only feel tingling or nothing at all. ...Read more

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I've got a very painful herpes sore on my tongue. Is there any o.T.C. Treatment that may help?

I've got a very painful herpes sore on my tongue. Is there any o.T.C. Treatment that may help?

Orabase: Otc orabase by colgate will create a thin film over the sore and provide temporary pain relief topically. It is one of the best otc treatments as it will stick to the sore for a longer period of time thanother otc meds. Also see a doctor about rx for meds to take to limit herpes sores in the future. ...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