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How does one get herpes?

How does one get herpes?

Sexual contact.: Herpes infections are actually very common. By the time you are sexually active, there is about a 40% chance that you have been exposed to herpes type 1 or 2. Most people you have herpes will not know it, yet they can transmit it to others. Some people actually get an outbreak and rarely some individuals get frequent outbreaks. Limit your sexual partners to as few as possible. ...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 does one get porphyria?

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How does one get porphyria?

Inherited: Typically inherited problem in the breakdown of red blood cells, in particular heme. The abdominal pain and crises can be set off by medications, alcohol, or low calorie diets. Medications that cause include but are not limited to barbiturates, anticonvulsants, estrogens, oral contraceptives, or even supplements (chromium for example). ...Read more

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How does one get insulinoma?

How does one get insulinoma?

Random: There is no known cause to identify why someone would get the rare condition of an insulinoma. ...Read more

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How does one get the clap?

How does one get the clap?

Unsafe sex: By having sex, usually without condoms, with someone else who has it. ...Read more

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How does one get hgh?

How does one get hgh?

From pituitary gland: Human growth hormone (hgh) is made in our pituitary glands. Our bodies do a very good job of regulating when and how much hgh to make and secrete into the bloodstream. ...Read more

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Does zovirax (acyclovir) work for genital herpes? And if so how does it get rid of them?

Does zovirax (acyclovir) work for genital herpes?  And if so how does it get rid of them?

Herpes: There are three oral anti-herpes medications available for treatment. Your physician can easily provide you with the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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How can I get genital herpes?

How can I get genital herpes?

...: You can get genital herpes by having sex (oral, vaginal, anal) with someone who has herpes. The virus can be found in the sores, but there does not need to be an open sore to get the virus. This is known as “asymptomatic shedding.” there is treatment but no cure. Latex condoms decrease risk of getting herpes. ...Read more

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How does one prevent syphilis?

How does one prevent syphilis?

Monogamous sex: Syphillis is one of the silent but deadly killers that has been around forever. It is still quite sensitive to penicillin, but its ability to pass unnoticed during sexual contact and masquerade as many other ailments (flu, dermatitis) often leads affected people to ignore early symptoms and spread it without realizing they have it. Condoms and spermacidal agents offer not real protection. ...Read more

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How does one get vertigo?

How does one get vertigo?

False motion: Vertigo is a sense of false motion. It can be caused by a problem in your inner ear (peripheral vertigo) or by a problem in the brainstem (central vertigo). The inner ear has 3 separate balance canals that help keep your balance in space during movement. The brainstem is responsible for processing all the information from both inner ears, your eyes, and your muscles to help with balance. ...Read more

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How does one get tendinitis?

How does one get tendinitis?

Overuse: Tendonitis commonly occurs as an overuse injury. Treatment options start with rice, antinflammatories, changing the way you do any repetitive motions that are a part of your daily activities, bracing, stretching, and strengthening (maybe ot or pt). Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How does one contract ringworm?

How does one contract ringworm?

Physical contact: Ringworm is a contagious skin infection that is actually caused by a fungus and not by a worm. It is spread by direct contact with an infected person or animal and has also been known to spread by contact with contaminated personal items like towels and sports equipment. See you family doctor or dermatologist to confirm the diagnosis, as well as for treatment. ...Read more

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How does one get bacterial infections?

How does one get bacterial infections?

Exposure/germ factor: Infections occur when a germ is introduced to a location where conditions are supportive of germ growth.The germ begins to reproduce using local nutrient sources & invades the area.Some germs are benign hitch hikers & simply hang around while others are invasive & elaborate toxic chemicals that are destructive to tissue. ...Read more

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How does one diagnose syphilis?

How does one diagnose syphilis?

Blood test: Testing for syphilis is very simple. A blood test called and RPR can be done with the results being available in 24-48 hours. It is a good idea tested. ...Read more

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How does one get deodorant poisoning?

How does one get deodorant poisoning?

Deodorant poisoning: Occurs only if you ingest the product. When used externally as directed, it is not dangerous or toxic. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get results of a herpes test?

Wait for tests: It can be as short as 1 day or ir the test must be sent out to a lab outside your facility then 2-4 days. ...Read more

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What is neonatal herpes? How does someone get it?

What is neonatal herpes? How does someone get it?

Usually type 2: If the mother has previous herpes, therefore immunity, she transmits this immunity to her newborn by passive transfer. This protects the infant for several months. However, if the mother contracts herpes infection shortly before delivery, the newborn may be exposed to the virus without any immunity. The protective immunity does not begin until 1 or 2 weeks after onset. Such a baby may have devasta ...Read more

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How does impetigo get started?

How does impetigo get started?

An abrasion or cut: Impetigo is a superficial skin infection. Your skin is covered with billions of bacteria all the time. It acts as a barrier to keep those bacteria out of your body. If you have an area of irritation or abrasion or cut which damages that barrier, the bacteria can cause a localized infection. If caught early, a topical antibiotic ointment may help. Otherwise oral medications may be needed. ...Read more

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How can you get herpes and how fast does it spread?

How can you get herpes and how fast does it spread?

Herpes simplex: This virus is almost entirely transmitted by intimate contact although there is some data suggesting very close airborne transmission can occur. From time of exposure to onset of symptoms is about 3 days. ...Read more