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Can you tell me about hsv-1?

Can you tell me about hsv-1?

Cold sores: HSV-1 is the virus that causes cold sores. However, it is found with increasing frequency as the culprit for genital herpes. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Herpes Simplex 1 (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Herpes (hsv 1) treatment doubts! (taking peroxide and acyclovir), are these helpful?

Herpes (hsv 1) treatment doubts! (taking peroxide and acyclovir), are these helpful?

Acyclovir (Zovirax): Is an antiviral medication that can be used to decrease symptoms from oral or genital herpes simplex, shingles or chickenpox. Peroxide is not likely to help. ...Read more

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What can you do to prevent cold sores HSV 1 cold sore treatment and prevention (oral herpes)?

What can you do to prevent cold sores HSV 1 cold sore treatment and prevention (oral herpes)?

Reduce stress: Cold sores are from a virus that is permanently in your "system" and comes out when you're stressed, lack of sleep, minor trauma, lowered resistance, etc. Once you've got one, you'll always have it. Often treated by a dentist using s soft tissue laser (without actually touching the sore) & makes them heal faster. See your md if medical issues exist. ...Read more

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Does an HSV-1 IgG level of 15.9 indicate a rampant, active infection? And regardless, does it warrant anti-viral treatment? No external sores, but infection may be in CNS as I have orthostatic intolerance.

Past infection: An IgG antibody to HSV-1 means that like most people, you got the infection some time ago. If you had HSV encephalitis, you would not be able to ask the question in HealthTap, For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Are we any closer to cure herpes? I just got infected with HSV 1 :/ will i feel sick all the time? And not feel my old self again?

Are we any closer to cure herpes? I just got infected with HSV 1 :/ will i feel sick all the time?  And not feel my old self again?

HSV1: Hsv, type 1, if that's what you are concerned about is the virus that most frequently causes "cold sores", fluid filled blister like lesions on the lips. Unfortunately, there is no known cure for that. It generally doesn't cause major symptoms like what you described (being sick all the time or not feeling well). There should be another reason for that. ...Read more

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My husband & i were both diagnosed with HSV 1 he has never had an outbreak had one genitally. Is there a way to tell which of us is was the carrier?

My husband & i were both diagnosed with HSV 1 he has never had an outbreak  had one genitally.  Is there a way to tell which of us is was the carrier?

No, not really: Hsv 1 is considered universally present, in most of the adult population, so there isn't much desire or need to test it further. In a research setting, each person (of a couple) would have to have his/her hsv-1 strain (sub-typed) identified, etc., etc... But, it gets too scientific, too complicated. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting HSV 2 if one already has HSV 1?

Herpes virus: Herpes virus type 1 (hsv 1) causes upper respiratory infections, usually manifest as "cold sores", which can spread to the skin. Herpes virus type 2 is a sexually transmitted infection that occurs only in the genital region usually manifesting as a single tender blister or a group (cluster) of tender vesicles on top of red inflammed skin. Hsv1 does not lead to hsv2 infections. Only sex does. ...Read more

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If I have a one week breakout of herpes are the chances that it's hsv 1 on the genitals?

If I have a one week breakout of herpes are the chances that it's hsv 1 on the genitals?

Some chance: Most herpes in this area is type 2. Sometimes type 1 is transmitted by oral contact. Most people already have type 1 but do not experience any symptoms. If you already have type 1, then a new infection must be type 2. You should have been given an oral therapy at the start 1 week ago. You can be tested to determine if you have hsv1 or 2 or both. You should see a Dr for expert advise about herpes a ...Read more

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HSV-1 & HSV-2 if in the oral area looks a like or their is any diference between one type of blisters and the other?

HSV-1 & HSV-2 if in the oral area looks a like or their is any diference between one type of blisters and the other?

No difference: There is no difference at all. Genital HSV2 infection usually causes more frequent outbreaks and asymptomatic viral shedding than either oral or genital HSV1, and therefore genital HSV2 is more frequently transmitted to exposed persons. But there are no differences in the symptoms, appearance of lesions, or severity of outbreaks from either virus, whether oral or genital. ...Read more

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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Hsv (Definition)

HSV, or herpes simplex virus, is a virus that has two types. Type 1 causes "cold sores" or sores around the mouth, while Type ...Read more