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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 long does it take for genital herpes sores to heal and go away? Have been taking anti viral medication but the sores are very sore

How long does it take for genital herpes sores to heal and go away? Have been taking anti viral medication but the sores are very sore

Some 2-3 weeks...: The natural course of genital herpes is about 2+ to 3 weeks for average healthy persons in assuming no significant additional inflammation, i.e., cellulitis. Anti-viral drug can shorten its course by some 45% if taking in within 24 hours of its onset which begins with local hypersensitivity followed with blisters at the same location. Now, just keep the area as clean & dry as possible + pain med? ...Read more

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How long does it take for genital herpes scabs to go away?

Herpes simplex: This is highly variable, as is the duration of active lesions. If they are not going away within a week or two of disappearance of the symptoms, check with your doctor and have them examine these. ...Read more

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How long does it take for an ocular herpes infection to go away using viroptic?

How long does it take for an ocular herpes infection to go away using viroptic?

Trifluridine: Trifluridine (viroptic) is a drop used to treat herpes simplex infection of the cornea. It can take 2 weeks or longer for this drop to clear the infection. If the infection does not clear on this drop there may be alternatives. ...Read more

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Do herpes sores ever just disappear randomly or do they scab over and take awhile to go away?

Do herpes sores ever just disappear randomly or do they scab over and take awhile to go away?

Yes: Gradual resolution, but possible recurrence of shingles or cold sores!
The virus is active and surfaces periodically. ...Read more

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How long do herpes blisters on the face take to develop? If I go get abreva will it start to go away?

How long do herpes blisters on the face take to develop? If I go get abreva will it start to go away?

Herpes: 90% of those who get infected with herpes do not have 'blisters' or other outbreak symptoms. The other 10% have a varied experience and not many get acute sores in the post infection phase. I know you are asking a million questions about this, but there is little to help you with this very difficult virus. Only time will tell if you got infected unless your blood tests show an old infection. ...Read more

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How long for herpes gingivitis to go away? 2 y/o had fever 5 days- gums inflamed 6 days. Had sores but only lasted 24 hours now almost gone.

How long for herpes gingivitis to go away? 2 y/o had fever 5 days- gums inflamed 6 days. Had sores but only lasted 24 hours now almost gone.

Duration of Herpes: The duration of the Herpes Virus varies from patient to patient. Maybe dependent on immunity level, intensity of gingivitis and frequency of exacerbation. ...Read more

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How long does is it take for symptoms of oral herpes or cold sores to appear?

How long does is it take for symptoms of oral herpes or cold sores to appear?

Hours: Oral herpes can come about at anytime if you've been exposed to the virus. Typically the virus lies dormant until a stressful event. When these events occur the first signs are tingling and changes in the skin. Sometimes you'll see white nodules start to develop. The faster you get treatment the better chances the virus can be halted and the faster the healing can begin. ...Read more

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I masturbated with saliva - I have two cold sores on my lips. How long would it take for the possible oral herpes to reach genitals?

Here are some. ..: If the 2 cold sores in lips is HSV-related, self inoculation may occur after described scenario, but extremely rare. If skin micro-injury from masturbation will allow HSV gaining access to the body to possibly establish its beachhead to replicate, but not always successful due to our natural humoral defense immunity. If no Sx, I would not worry about it; if HSV-related Sx appears, check & test it. ...Read more

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How long does it take for herpes to break out?

How long does it take for herpes to break out?

4-5 days: From initial exposure to beginning of symptoms, it averages about a bit less than a week but not everyone gets overt lesions. ...Read more

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How long does it take for herpes to show up? Can I die from it eventually?

How long does it take for herpes to show up? Can I die from it eventually?

Herpes: 90% of those infected with herpes never get a sore. So it can be forever. But, the blood test for herpes should turn positive three to six months after exposure. No. Herpes is not life threatening. ...Read more

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How long does it take for herpes to clear up after taking the medication? And he has a out brake and I don't why is that?

How long does it take for herpes to clear up after taking the medication? And he has a out brake and I don't why is that?

Resistance &Exposure: Like any other viral (or bacterial) infection the host has to be susceptible to the infection and the exposure must occur in a place that harbors the infections (mucous membranes for example) Some people develop antibodies to certain infectious agents and therefore when exposed never contract it. Herpes lasts 7 to 14 days as a natural course. ...Read more

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How long does it take for herpes to show in ur system and how long till you can find out ur results can you find out right away like in 20 minutes?

How long does it take for herpes to show in ur system and how long till you can find out ur results can you find out right away like in 20 minutes?

See below: First part of your question is not clear, if you mean incubation period, it is 2-14 days. Please read the information in the two sites below for a detailed answer. It is possible to have an answer in 20 minutes but that is not normal process.
http://www. Webmd. Com/genital-herpes/herpes-testshttp://www. Webmd. Com/genital-herpes/tc/genital-herpes-what-happens. ...Read more

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How long does it take for herpes to get in your blood?

How long does it take for herpes to get in your blood?

Wrong question: Disseminated herpes may occur in a newborn or a person with impaired immunity. Then it is devastating. Fortunately it is almost always localized. I assume you refer to herpes simplex. Fluconazole is effective for yeast but not for herpes. See a DR immediately as the longer the delay the less effective the therapy for herpes. ...Read more

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How long does it take for herpes whitlow symptoms to show up?

How long does it take for herpes whitlow symptoms to show up?

Herpetic whitlow: Usually a few days to a week after exposure will a herpes infection manifest. If exposure to infected genital tract secretions or oral secretions took place through a break in the skin of a finger, the disease of herpetic whitlow can develop. Hopefully that isn't what happened with u-- but there is treatment if this develops. Take care. ...Read more

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How long does it take for herpes or any other sextual transmited diseases to show in your blood!? Plz its really important

How long does it take for herpes or any other sextual transmited diseases to show in your blood!? Plz its really important

Herpes: It takes about 2 to 6 weeks for an antibody response to develop to a clinically measurable level. The variation depends somewhat on which type of antibody (igm or igg) the particular test method is measuring. However not all stds are diagnosed by a blood test. Some of them need clinical symptoms. See your doctor if you are worried. ...Read more

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How long does it take for herpes IgM antibodies to disappear - for a person to test negative after exposure?

How long does it take for herpes IgM antibodies to disappear - for a person to test negative after exposure?

Herpes simplex: Positive test results for hsv-2 indicate genital herpes. If this was igm then in 6-8 weeks it should convert to igg antibodies, but this is immaterial. Either you have this or you don't and once you have it, it will remain with you for the rest of your life. We do not yet have a cure for herpes simplex viral infection. ...Read more

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How long does it take for herpes blisters to break open once they appear and what color fluid do they leak?

How long does it take for herpes blisters to break open once they appear and what color fluid do they leak?

Hyperemic lesions: HSV1 and HSV2 lesions can appear on the upper and lower lips and usually resolve in about 10 days. Trauma is the most common reason for these lesions to break open and will bleed. Sockeye Salmon Oil is effective remedy for HSV1 and MIC fish oil is an effective remedy for HSV2 ...Read more

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How long does it take for herpes to show up on blood test? Mine was negative after 6 weeks. I never had sore. Just irritated, not yeast infection.

How long does it take for herpes to show up on blood test? Mine was negative after 6 weeks. I never had sore. Just irritated, not yeast infection.

History is key: Without a sore or a typical herpes lesion, I wouldn't even believe a positive blood test as evidence that you're clinically ill with herpes II. The labs aren't 100% for either strain. ...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