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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Herpes Simplex (Definition)

Herpes Simplex virus 1 & 2 can be a cause of sexually transmitted diseases or sometimes oral/oral contact. Herpes Simplex 1: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/cold-sore/basics/definition/con-20021310 & Herpes Simplex ...Read more


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What amount time will it take for the herpes simplex 1 to shoe symptoms?

What amount time will it take for the herpes simplex 1 to shoe symptoms?

May never: Some people have no symptoms with Herpes, meaning they never have an outbreak. Sometimes people find out they have been exposed to herpes based on a blood test but never had a symptoms. ...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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My boyfriend has herpes simplex 1, how should I take precautions to avoid catching this?

My boyfriend has herpes simplex 1, how should I take precautions to avoid catching this?

Difficult situation: Hsv 1 infection is transmitted from person-to-person from infected oral secretions or lesions by close contact. If you kiss him on the mouth, there is a possibility the virus may be transmitted to you. If he performs oral sex on you, you may develop hsv 1 genital herpes. However, most hsv 1 infections in immunocompetent patients are asymptomatic or clinically mild. ...Read more

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For how long will you get herpes simplex 1 after you have been exposed to it (had sex with someone with it)?

For how long will you get herpes simplex 1 after you have been exposed to it (had sex with someone with it)?

Usually a few days: If you mean time until symptoms start, it's usually 2-5 days, rarely up to 2-3 weeks. If no blisters or sores by 10 days, you're probably in the clear. But low chance of infection from a single oral sex event. If you mean duration of HSV1 once infected, it's forever. Herpes infections persist for life. But for genital HSV-1, outbreaks and transmission to new partners usually are rare. ...Read more

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Could you give some one herpes simplex 1 if you don't have a cold sore/fever blister?

Could you give some one herpes simplex 1 if you don't have a cold sore/fever blister?

Maybe: The herpes family of viruses are very common. Some people will get outbreaks, others who are exposed may never have an outbreak, and only with a blood test will find out they were ever exposed.

For those who have outbreaks, they can release the virus before a sore is present, either oral or genital sores. ...Read more

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Hi, can herpes simplex 1 affect the skin. It's on both of my lips and it has also spread to my nose. My partner and I want to try for a baby. I would like to know which best medication to take?

Herpes simplex: Yes herpes can spread from lips to nose. You should see your GP to obtain a prescription for an antiviral. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Is overnight refrigeration enough to kill the herpes simplex 1 virus?

Is overnight refrigeration enough to kill the herpes simplex 1 virus?

Herpes virus: The herpes virus is finicky. It usually dies quickly if not kept warm ; moist. But it can grow in special viral transport medium that is used for herpes testing. There is at least one study showing survival with 12 hrs of freezing:

https://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/3020105. ...Read more

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If my 10 yr old daughter have the herpes simplex 1 virus, is it possible it could have been passed to her during birth?

Nope: You are confusing this with the OTHER herpes virus, simplex 2. The virus your daughter has is the simple cold sore virus, very contagious, and common in kids. ...Read more

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Can hand sanitizer kill the Herpes Simplex-1 virus when applied to hands or inanimate objects that are contaminated with it. Can disinfectant sprays?

Can hand sanitizer kill the Herpes Simplex-1 virus when applied to hands or inanimate objects that are contaminated with it. Can disinfectant sprays?

It helps. ...: While anti-bacterial hand sanitizer doesn't kill viruses, using it will help protect you from becoming infected. Alcohol based products may be especially helpful as alcohol can destabilize a viral cell membrane. Disinfectant sprays would have limited use for this purpose. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Why did I get herpes simplex-1?

Why did I get herpes simplex-1?

Possibly from: Kissing. It is a common infection that is the most frequent cause of cold sores. ...Read more

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How can I know if u have herpes simplex 1?

How can I know if u have herpes simplex 1?

Medical evaluation: Cold sores are painful liquid filled blisters that can occur on the lips, roof of the mouth or the gums which are usually caused by the herpes simplex virus (hsv-1). Tingling ;/or pain can herald the oncoming of cold sore 1 to 2 days prior to eruption. Hsv-1 can also cause genital lesions. See your dr or an std clinic for accurate assessment ; lab testing. ...Read more

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Could herpes simplex 1, turn into herpes 2?

Could herpes simplex 1, turn into herpes 2?

NO: One does not morph into the other. But genital herpes can move to normal location of cold sores ; vice versa. ...Read more

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Where do I get tested for herpes simplex 1?

Where do I get tested for herpes simplex 1?

Depends on site: A swab of the oral cavity, urethra, vagina, or anal canal are all sites that can be used to test for herpes, although a blood test can also see if you already have antibodies. The blood test is not as good at determining if you have a current infection, as if you have been exposed --although it also depends on the test performed. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the cause of herpes simplex 1?

Herpes Simplex Virus: (hsv) 1 causes most oral cases (i.e. Cold sores). However, hsv -2 can also infect the mouth/ oral area. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is having herpes simplex 1 serious?

It's the most common: Reason for cold sores. (hsv-1 may affect the genital area but less frequent). Check out: herpes simplex 1: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/cold-sore/basics/definition/con-20021310. ...Read more

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Could you compare and contrast herpes simplex 1 vs 2?

Herpes 1 and 2: The majority of Genital Herpes is Type 2 however about a third of genital herpes
is t ype 1 wich usually occurs on the face and is know as a 'cold sore' they are close cousins!
Besides using a condom to prevent spread
of genital herpes, there are a number of antriviral medications that decrease spread and can shorten an outbreak. See your physician for a prescription ...Read more

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If I tested positive for herpes simplex 1, what to do?

Nothing: About 80% of folks have antibodies in their blood. Don't kiss people you aren't married to when there's tingling or blisters on your lips. Especially babies. If fever blisters pop up on your lips, your physician can help. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: herpes simplex 1?

Viral infection: Herpes simplex 1 viral infection is very common in children and presents with mouth infection, with fever, eating difficulty, and drooling. The children get better, but the virus stays dormant in the area causing recurrent fever blisters in later life. ...Read more

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So the bf has herpes simplex 1, what are my risks from this?

So the bf has herpes simplex 1, what are my risks from this?

Viral: Illnesses can pretty much all be transmitted and this one is no different. ...Read more

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Why did I get herpes simplex 1? Who could I have gotten this from?

Did you kiss someone: Or share glass ware, utensils or makeup with someone who has cold sores? ...Read more

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My boyfriend has herpes simplex 1, how easy is it to contract it from him?

Very: Direct contact with someone with herpes, during any time that they are shedding virus can very easily result in your contracting that virus. About 1 in 4 people in america have one of the herpes viruses, and about 90% don't know they have it. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has herpes simplex 1, how much at risk am I of contracting it?

Tell him...: ...To have his doctor prescribe an antiviral (valtrex, famvir, (famciclovir) etc.) and make sure he takes it diligently. That will reduce your risk by at least 50%. Don't kiss him when he has a fever blister, or even when he thinks he might be developing one. That will bring your risk down to 20% or less. Until a vaccine comes out, that's about the best you can do. ...Read more

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Need expert advice. What health complications are associated with herpes simplex 1?

Herpes Simplex 1: At the time of initial herpes simplex virus type 1 infection a person may have fever, weakness, sore throat, painful lesions (most often on lips, around mouth, gums, tongue, cheeks), swollen ; /or painful lymph nodes in neck. There may be a gray coating on the tongue. It can be spread to genitalia. ...Read more

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What can I do if my boyfriend has herpes simplex 1, how at risk am I of contracting it?

What can I do if my boyfriend has herpes simplex 1, how at risk am I of contracting it?

High: Your risk is quite high of contracting the herpes virus from your boyfriend. If he knows when he is getting a lesion, you should avoid contact with that area to minimize your risk. There is medication that he can take to decrease the risk fo transmission. ...Read more

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My girlfriend, who I absolutely love, has herpes simplex 1 from her family. How do we still stay together without me getting it?

Herpes: Herpes type one is found in 75% of americans. Your girlfriend, if you are found to not already have an exposure history of this common virus, can be put on medication to suppress her contagiousness by 50% if you like. The unfortunate truth, however, is that there is no way to predict when she is or is not contagious. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some public safety precautions for herpes simplex 1?

I was wondering what are some public safety precautions for herpes simplex 1?

A few: Do not kiss anyone while you have an active lesions you should also not share towels or eating utensils. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is herpes simplex 1 contagious without an outbreak?

Can you tell me is herpes simplex 1 contagious without an outbreak?

Yes: The risk of contagiousness is highest during an outbreak, however there may be viral shedding without an outbreak. This makes it possible to spread herpes without an outbreak. Always use protection! ...Read more

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Bad case of tonsillitis was cultured as herpes simplex 1. Can this spread?

Oral herpes: Oral herpes is contagious but also very common. You can spread to others but transmission is lessened by taking antiviral medication such as valtrex (valacyclovir). Avoid kissing or sharing sodas or toothbrushes until the infection resolves. Even without sores there is a chance of spreading this to others. About 80% of people have oral herpes or herpes simplex one. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are my daily treatment options for herpes simplex 1 and 2?

Could you tell me what are my daily treatment options for herpes simplex 1 and 2?

Acyclovir: Acyclovir & Ganciclovir are the most common meds used to treat and/or prevent either form of herpes. If it is in the oral area, your dentist can treat it otherwise see your regular md. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is HSV 1 herpes simplex 1 dangerous? Can it kill you?

Usually no.: Herpes simplex-1 is usually associated with recurrent ulcers/blisters, however in rare cases may cause a life threatening complication--herpes encephalitis.This may lead to death as diagnosis is usually very difficult to make. ...Read more

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Can you tell me docs, is herpes simplex 1 contagious when there's no outbreak?

Yes: Hsv 1 is transmitted from person-to-person by infected oral secretions from close contact. The risk of transmission is much higher when the patient is symptomatic. There is no seasonal variation impacting the transmission of hsv 1 and it occurs equally between the sexes. ...Read more

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Would herpes simplex 1 ever clear up and will you ever have outbreaks in your genitals?

Yes and no: Herpes type I causes cold sores. Once you have herpes, it lives in your nerves and cannot be removed. It will cause outbreaks in the same area. It will not move to other areas of the body. If you have frequent outbreaks, it can be suppressed with a daily medication. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be with somone who had herpes simplex 1 in their genitals and not get it?

Yes: It is not a certainty that a partner will spread this virus with a single contact. Over time, with the same affected partner, the chances of transmission will increase. ...Read more

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Which taip of herpes 1 or 2? SERUM HERPES (Simplex 1) IgM) NEGATIVE = <1.0 SERUM HERPES (Simplex1 1 igG POSITIVE 24.26

Not sure.: Type 1 herpes is typically associated with cold sores of the mouth and type 2 herpes is most often associated with genital herpes. However, either virus can be associated with an outbreak in either area as well as other areas of the body. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is herpes simplex 1 contagious?

Yes -it's contagious: Herpes simplex virus - 1 is most often associated with cold sores. ...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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Cold Sore (Definition)

Also referred to as fever blisters, cold sores are small, painful fluid-filled blisters that are usually found around the lips. Cold sores are very contagious and can be spread by mouth to mouth contact and can spread to the genitalia and cause genital ...Read more