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How Do You Know If You Have Oral Herpes
Physical exam: Hi. Herpetic whitlow is usually diagnosed by history and physical exam (painful characteristic lesions on finger). Scrapings of the lesions can be stained and looked at in microscope for characteristic multinucleate giant cells, but that probably won't be necessary. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Medical Assessment.: A cold sore is a lesion with blisters (lip, chin, cheek, nostril & sometimes mouth) which causes burning, pain & itching. It is filled with fluid that is teaming with the Herpes Simplex virus. Herpes simplex in the genital area may cause no symptoms in some people. In others, a few weeks after being exposed to Herpes a person may develop fever, muscle aches & pains, headache & swelling of groin > ...Read more
Tests : A blood test or culture can tell if you have herpes. It is very important to get tested if you think you might have herpes to avoid transmission. Most women are screened for this virus during their annual pelvic exam but don't wait for your next annual if you feel you might have the virus. ...Read more
By exam: If you mean why and how you will suspect that you have herpes, yhat you can only do if you have clinical rash on genitalia for herpes genitalis usually type2, has vescicles and in case of type1, you will have sores in and around mouth, also called cold sores but due to oral sex you can have hpv1&2 in genitalia and around mouth. ...Read more
Symptoms, blood test: Typically, herpes causes obvious oral or genital lesions -- usually red bumps that become blisters or open sores then heal, all over a period of 2-3 weeks for the initial infection and 1-2 weeks for recurrent outbreaks. However, many cases are entirely without symptoms. Blood tests are available and can be used if herpes is suspected because of atypical symptoms or exposure to an infected partner. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I assume U mean a…: Sexually transmitted disease. Usually there are symptoms: urinary burning, vaginal/ urethral discharge, blisters on genital area/ mouth/anus, wart-like growths, rash, swollen lymph nodes in groin & elsewhere, abdominal pain if other symptoms ignored too long. If u suspect u've been infected, see doc or clinic to be tested. If any tests positive, make certain partner(s) is/are treated as well. Meds. ...Read more
There is blood test : This will show antibodies if exposed.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not easily: Generally primary herpetic outbreaks are more severe than recurrent episodes, but assessing the differences is not always simple. ...Read more
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