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Do HSV 2 symptoms appear on newborn have same stages on adult?

Do HSV 2 symptoms appear on newborn have same stages on adult?

Usually very similar: When a baby is exposed to hsv2 during birth, the symptoms usually include the appearance of tiny vesicles, or blisters, on the baby's body, but the distribution may be different than in adults. The blisters will show up in 2 to 12 days. The pediatrician who is examining the baby may consult an expert in pediatric infectious disease if there is a question about whether it is herpes. ...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


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I only get cold sores not often once a year and was told I have HSV 2 no symptoms ever. What does this mean can I still pass it easy to someone else?

I only get cold sores not often once a year and was told I have HSV 2 no symptoms ever. What does this mean can I still pass it easy to someone else?

HSV-1 vs. HSV-2: Most of the general population has hsv-1 which causes cold sores. Hsv-2 is the virus that causes genital herpes, and you may just be lucky in that you have no sores and/or physical symptoms. You may be a "carrier" without active symptoms. You may still transmit the disease, so you need to practice safe sex. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Recently tested positive for hsv-2 (blood test) no symptoms no outbreak. Was told positive result just means i've been exposed to it. Do I have it ?

Recently tested positive for hsv-2 (blood test) no symptoms no outbreak. Was told positive result just means i've been exposed to it. Do I have it ?

Likely yes,,: If you've tested positive for this, it's almost certain that you've got it. You may get an outbreak if you are stressed or have another illness or get exposed to things like sunlight, but no outbreaks doesn't mean you don't have it. Indeed you were likely exposed to it in some way, but there is no way to clear this from the body so your result very likely means it's in your body. Good luck. ...Read more

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How likely is it that HSV 2 can be spread when there are no symptoms?

How likely is it that HSV 2 can be spread when there are no symptoms?

Herpes Infection: 100% likely. This is a contagious virus. The only thing we know besides the fact that you will be contagious at times is that we still have no way to predict when you are contagious. ...Read more

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What natural home remedies that can treat and fight symptoms of hsv-1 and hsv-2?

There are none: I don't want to knock the homeopathic guys...But there is only one path for effective treatment and prevention. Avyclovir and valacyclovir preparations. Home remedies....Be prepared to be home 1-2 weeks until the ordeal is over. ...Read more

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My hsv-2 IgG was 0.11 last year and 0.42 this year, with some symptoms now. The possible exposure was 2 months before the test. Should i be worried?

I dont know: We do not use hsv titers to evaluate symptoms or diagnose hsv. To diagnose hsv, a swab of the lesion is done to detect the virus. ...Read more

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Symptoms of newborn with HSV 2?

Symptoms of newborn with HSV 2?

See below: Herpes may only appear as a skin infection. Small, fluid-filled blisters (vesicles) may appear. These blisters rupture, crust over, and finally heal, often leaving a mild scar.It can also spread throughout the body (called disseminated herpes). In this type, the herpes virus can affect many different parts of the body-brain, liver, lungs and kidneys... ...Read more

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