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Vaginal Irritation (Definition)

Vaginal irritation usually parallel to complaint of discomfort and dryness and not normal sensation around vaginal area during one's men cycle or anytime self subjective feelings, not to a degree of pain and possibly secondary to discharge and hygiene related. If you have other complaints as well for sometime then you need to see ...Read more


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How long does itching last with herpes?

How long does itching last with herpes?

Herpes simplex: Itching is a subliminal form of pain. Herpes irritates nerve endings and this may last longer than the lesions which often resolve in 7-10 days but occasionally last appreciably longer. This is highly variable with the individuals involved. ...Read more

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How long does painful mouth sores associated with herpangina last?

How long does painful mouth sores associated with herpangina last?

10 days: May be a week it would be contagious while there are active lesions. The disease usually resolves in about a week. See this site for more information. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001964/ hene laser treatment will increase the rate of healing and reduce pain. ...Read more

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How long does rash associated with oral thrush last?

How long does rash associated with oral thrush last?

Consider this: Thrush is a yeast infection. Antifungal medications help. Scraping the tongue is important... Use a tongue scraper and avoid foods and beverages with yeast such as beer and breads. It will usually clear up in 2 weeks but if it persists more aggresive actions can be employed. ...Read more

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How long does mucosal irritation associated with nosebleeds last?

How long does mucosal irritation associated with nosebleeds last?

Variable: If you have nosebleeds from irritation, you should have your ENT help you with evaluating why this is becoming a chronic condition. ...Read more

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How long does painful mouth associated with cold sores last?

How long does painful mouth associated with cold sores last?

10 days is average: 10 days is average but treating the ulcer with hene laser will decrease the time and reduce the pain. If you are susceptible to repeated cold sores you may consider using the hene laser as soon as you become aware a lesion may be forming. Use 30 seconds of spot size on each area of the lesion. ...Read more

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When infected with herpes, how long does burning urine last?

When infected with herpes, how long does burning urine last?

As long as...: ...The herpes episode lasts, which is usually several days. But burning on urination can be due to other causes, such as gonorrhea. If you are not sure that it is due to herpes, and particularly if you also have swelling or a discharge, see your doctor for a culture. ...Read more

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How long does a genital HSV recurrence last?

How long does a genital HSV recurrence last?

3 to 14 days: Usually 5 to 10 days. With valacyclovir 2Grams at prodromal tingling it will be shorter, may even be aborted. ...Read more

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How long does painful urination associated with chylamatia last?

How long does painful urination associated with chylamatia last?

Here are some ...: If the treated bug is sensitive to antibiotics, it should be killed and the inflamed tissue should start to heal instantly. The patient should feel better in1-3 days and becomes symptom-free in 5-7 days. But, at times, irritating symptoms may linger as long as weeks or even months, thought rarely. Besides, avoiding bladder irritants such as alcohol, coffee, spicy foods, etc. would help. ...Read more

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Partner has cold sore and sex occurs (no oral-genital contact) is risk of genital herpes? Transfer from hands possible? How long until symptoms occur?

Partner has cold sore and sex occurs (no oral-genital contact) is risk of genital herpes? Transfer from hands possible? How long until symptoms occur?

Herpes New Info: The way you are wording this question is almost impossible to interpret. First all sexually active adults must have a blood test to see what their herpes exposure history is. The place of the sores do not count anymore. There is no transmission of herpes from one part of one's body to another. Hsv 1 is very common and hsv 2 i much less common. Get the blood tests and then we can solve this. ...Read more

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How long does it take for an outbreak of genital herpes. To occur after exposure?

How long does it take for an outbreak of genital herpes. To occur after exposure?

2 to 12 days, but--: If someone hasn't been exposed to herpes before, it may take about 2 to 12 days to have an outbreak once exposure occurs. However, a person can become infected without showing any symptoms, becoming a carrier. In this case an outbreak may never occur, or perhaps it will happen many years later. ...Read more

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How long does back pain associated with syphilis last?

How long does back pain associated with syphilis last?

Doubt syphilis: Syphilis doesn't cause back pain, or very rarely. When it does, there would be obvious imaging abnormalities (i.e. xray, CT, or MRI). These two problems probably are unrelated to one another. ...Read more

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How long can recurrent genital herpes sores last max? Not sure of status but have isolated red bumps on thighs with hairs attached for week or two.

How long can recurrent genital herpes sores last max? Not sure of status but have isolated red bumps on thighs with hairs attached for week or two.

Not herpes: Recurrent herpes usually lasts 7-10 days and probably always heals within 2 weeks. Butr regardlesss of how long they last, genital herpes is not a likely cause of "isolated red bumps on thighs", and for sure isn't the cause of such problems associated with hairs. No worries about herpes. ...Read more

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How long does back pain associated with HIV last?

How long does back pain associated with HIV last?

Etiology?: More info needed. Please contact your HIV doctor to discuss your symptoms. May need x-rays and some blood tests to see if related to HIV disease. Take care. ...Read more

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Are shingles always accompanied by a rash or lesions? How long does shingles last?

Are shingles always accompanied by a rash or lesions? How long does shingles last?

No: While painful blisters on the skin are the most common symptoms of a shingles outbreak, there are other symptoms you can use to diagnose the condition. Not all patients suffering from shingles will develop a rash. Pain, flu like symptoms, movement issues, but no rash have been reported and identified as "shingles". The time from symptoms to wellness is variable. 6 to 8 weeks usual. ...Read more

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How long does eye redness associated with common cold last?

How long does eye redness associated with common cold last?

Acute phase: Redness of the eyes with common cold should subside with the resolution of acute symptoms, usually about three days. ...Read more

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For how long can herpes simplex 1 live outside body?

For how long can herpes simplex 1 live outside body?

Herpes Virus: The herpes virus does not survive outside the body for more than about 10 seconds. ...Read more

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Went to doc for vaginal irritation. If I had visible genital warts or herpes would she have prescribed me something? If so what?

Went to doc for vaginal irritation. If I had visible genital warts or herpes would she have prescribed me something? If so what?

Likely: She would have at least told you that you had them. Warts can be treated with medication, but also can be treated by destructive methods like freezing or burning. Herpes unless the lesions appeared nearly resolved would have been treated with an antiviral like valtrex, (valacyclovir) acyclovir, famvir, etc. ...Read more

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Can canesten combi be used to ease the irritation caused by genital herpes?

Can canesten combi be used to ease the irritation caused by genital herpes?

No.: Female asks, Can canesten combi be used to ease the irritation caused by genital herpes? Canesten combi is a combination of two medications; Clotrimazole to treat Fungal or Yeast skin infection like Athlete's Foot & Hydrocortisone for skin Inflammation of various causes. But, It is not indicated for Genital Herpes nor for other viral infections like Chickenpox, shingles, & cold sores. No. ...Read more

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What are some ways to tell the difference between genital herpes & other genital skin irritations?

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What are some ways to tell the difference between genital herpes & other genital skin irritations?

Yes: You need to see your doc. There is a lab test that can tell the difference (blood test) ...Read more

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Scratching from vaginal irritation created red sore spots on vulva, doctor tested for herpes. Doesn't herpes result in blisters? What else could be?

Scratching from vaginal irritation created red sore spots on vulva, doctor tested for herpes. Doesn't herpes result in blisters? What else could be?

Various causes: Vaginal itching without discharge can indicate infections like yeast or STDs like herpes. It can indicate an allergic reaction to household products like certain soaps and laundry detergents. There are also some skin conditions liked lichen sclerosis which can cause vaginal itching. Hormone deficiencies from menopause or breast feeding can also cause itching. ...Read more

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If I itched over my yoga pant my genital can I cause genital herpes. The yoga pant was thin. There is abrasion on top of vulva

If I itched over my yoga pant my genital can I cause genital herpes. The yoga pant was thin.
There is abrasion on top of vulva

No: Viruses called Herpes 2 and Herpes 1 are the causes of genital herpes. That means genital herpes are not caused by yoga pants, sweat pants, bikinis, panties, or any other type of clothing. Many things are possible in life... so one might imagine person #1 with lots of Herpes on his fingers, scratching an abrasion on person #2 through a super-sheer fabric, and transmitting... no, not in real life! ...Read more

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Do I have genital herpes?! I have no bumps but my vulva is bright red and itches like crazy. This is the second time since I've had sex.

Do I have genital herpes?! I have no bumps but my vulva is bright red and itches like crazy. This is the second time since I've had sex.

Probably not herpes: Vaginal itching and vulva redness is more likely due to a yeast infection, bacterial vaginosis, or trichomonasis. Herpes can cause itching but more likely to be painful also. The lesions of herpes are more like blisters or open sores than bumps. The best way to determine what is causing the problem is to have it evaluated by a doctor who can then provide proper treatment. ...Read more

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Masturbated after touching my coldsore 10days ago for 1min. Immediately scrubbed genitals with soap. Today, painful welts on vulva. Genital herpes?

Masturbated after touching my coldsore 10days ago for 1min. Immediately scrubbed genitals with soap. Today, painful welts on vulva. Genital herpes?

Very suspicious: It is indeed very suspicious for a herpetic infection. It is best to go in to doctor and get it checked out as there are anti-viral medications that can be used. However, earlier treatment is better, so don't wait a long time to be seen. ...Read more

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How long can recurrent genital herpes sores last max? Not sure of status but have isolated red bumps on thighs with hairs attached for week or two.

Not herpes: Recurrent herpes usually lasts 7-10 days and probably always heals within 2 weeks. Butr regardlesss of how long they last, genital herpes is not a likely cause of "isolated red bumps on thighs", and for sure isn't the cause of such problems associated with hairs. No worries about herpes. ...Read more

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What short and long term symptoms are associated with genital herpes?

See below: The major acute problem is pain with uslcers like you have on the face as well. Long term most people feel there are not other effects some have reprted that if you also have a high risk hpv that the herpes may make the cervical dysplasia more agrressive. ...Read more

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How long does the medication acyclovir start working? What can I do to get rid of genital herpes fully?

How long does the medication acyclovir start working? What can I do to get rid of genital herpes fully?

No cure yet!: Once infected, the virus remains in the body for life. Recurrent infections (outbreaks) may occur from time to time, especially in times when the immune system is stressed and weakened. Outbreaks become less severe and more sporadic with time, and some people will have no symptoms but will still be contagious. Antivirals can reduce viral shedding and alleviate the severity of symptomatic episodes. ...Read more

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Hi doctor my doctor called me last week and said I had been positive for herpes not genital herpes.. is the test sometime false positive I read up on?

Hi doctor my doctor called me last week and said I had been positive for herpes not genital herpes.. is the test sometime false positive I read up on?

Sure, but...: Usually, positive test results are true positives. If the test was for antibodies to Herpes 1 and Herpes 2, maybe the result was POSITIVE for Herpes 1. Type 1 is mainly transmitted usually by oral contact and causes “cold sores”, but can also cause genital herpes. Type 2 is more often seen in genital herpes. That means the location (genital or not) doesn't always correlate with the Herpes type. ...Read more

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I talked to you the other day about genital herpes. My penis has been irritated near the tip for the last 3 weeks. I have a picture of what looks lik?

I talked to you the other day about genital herpes. My penis has been irritated near the tip for the last 3 weeks.  I have a picture of what looks lik?

I suggest a consult: with a physician in your state online or at an urgent care center: if you have had unprotected intercourse you must be checked for STD. ...Read more

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To get genital herpes you have to touch the infected area? A woman has an infected area above vagina, not on it. So as long as I don't touch that spot I should be ok? She's been on meds for it for 4 years. No outbreak for 2 years.

To get genital herpes you have to touch the infected area? A woman has an infected area above vagina, not on it.  So as long as I don't touch that spot I should be ok? She's been on meds for it for 4 years. No outbreak for 2 years.

Not true: People with herpes can spread it even if there is no outbreak or if you do not touch the outbreak area. Use condoms for better protection, but even they are not 100%. Read this from the CDC: http://www.cdc.gov/std/herpes/STDFact-herpes.htm ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait to get tested for genital herpes? It's been 7 weeks, is that enough time? The condom broke with my boyfriend who is hsv2+

Herpes simplex: If you were going to get a primary herpetic genital infection it would already have occurred. Testing will only tell you if you have previously been exposed, but will not tell you when or by whom. Some people may get the virus without developing symptoms and this is more true in women. ...Read more

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I have genital herpes is it possible in a long run u can have HIV If Ur immune system weaken ?

I have genital herpes is it possible in a long run u can have HIV If Ur immune system weaken ?

HIV or HPV?: You can acquire HIV at any time if it is introduced into your body and your immune system doesn't completely destroy the virus. HPV (human papilloma (virus) is a different virus and causes venereal warts with or without the presence of herpes. ...Read more

Reproductive Organs (Definition)

The major organs of the reproductive system includes, the external genitalia (penis and vulva) as well as a number of internal organs including the gamete producing gonads (testicles and ovaries). Diseases of the human reproductive system are very common and widespread, particularly ...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