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How do you know if you have herpes whitlow?

How do you know if you have herpes whitlow?

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 more

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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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How do you know if you have hpv

How do you know if you have hpv

See GYN: See your gyn dr. For routine testing and your annual check ups. ...Read more

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How to know if you have herpes?

How to know if you have herpes?

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

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I need to know how do you tell if you have herpes?

I need to know how do you tell if you have herpes?

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

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How do you know if you have shingles?

How do you know if you have shingles?

Shingles Hurts: Shingles is a severe painful rash in one part of the skin and only on one side of the skin. Your physician can diagnose this for you. ...Read more

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How would you know if you have herpes yourself?

How would you know if you have herpes yourself?

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

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How do you know if you have chickenpox?

How do you know if you have chickenpox?

Look at it: Most providers can diagnose it by looking. There is also a blood test to look for specific acute infection antibodies but it would take awhile. ...Read more

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How do I you know if you have herpies?

How do I you know if you have herpies?

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 more

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How do you know if you have eczema?

How do you know if you have eczema?

Eczema: Eczema is an itching skin disease. It presents usually with red, scaly, itchy patches. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! what do you do if you have HIV 2? How do you know if you have hiv?

Need doctor's help! what do you do if you have HIV 2? How do you know if you have hiv?

HIV : I am a bit confused. Your question implies you already have hiv. If so you need an expert to help you. Here is a site to find a specialist: http://www.Aahivm.Org. If you simply need testing your physician can help with this common request very easily. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a transmitted diesese?

How do you know if you have a transmitted diesese?

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

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How do you know if you have herpesvirus ?

How do you know if you have herpesvirus ?

Testing: blood testing will confirm if you have it or not. IgM and IgG antibody levels to herpes 2 virus will answer the question. Hope this answers your question. Dr. R ...Read more

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What should you do if you have genital herpes?

What should you do if you have genital herpes?

Antivirals.: If you have active disease you should be on an antiviral (valacyclovir, famciclovir) to control the outbreaks and minimize the chance of transmitting it to others. Make sure any sexual partners are aware of the situation and always wear condoms. ...Read more

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How do you know you have anal infection?

How do you know you have anal infection?

Pain, lump, fever: Tender swelling with fever is a good clue for bacterial infection, including abscess (pus pocket). Lots of other painful problems including anal fissure (tear), hemorrhoids. Stds are possible too, especially if anal sex. Any doubt, see md. ...Read more

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If you have herpes how can you tell the difference if you have 2nd outbreak?

If you have herpes how can you tell the difference if you have 2nd outbreak?

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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How do you know if you have a tooth infection?

How do you know if you have a tooth infection?

Tooth infection: Certainly severe pain, soreness when eating or drinking, swelling of the surrounding tissue etc. and of course seeing the dentist, will let you know you have an infection. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have herpies?

How can you tell if you have herpies?

Herpes: Grape like clusters ( bunch of vesicles) located in one particular section of the body ( dermatone) is a typical herpes presentation ...Read more

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How can you know if you have hiv?

How can you know if you have hiv?

Have a test.: To determine if someone is HIV infected, a laboratory test is most often performed. Most doctors offices, hospitals, clinics, etc... Will provide this type of testing. Generally, this testing is performed off of blood drawn from a vein. ...Read more

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Hsv (Definition)

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